Misquoting Muhammad: The Challenge and Choices of Interpreting the Prophet’s Legacy

Amazon: Few things provoke controversy in the modern world like the religion brought by Muhammad. Modern media are replete with alarm over jihad, underage marriage and the threat of amputation or stoning under Shariah law.  Sometimes rumor, sometimes based in fact and often misunderstood, the tenets of Islamic law and dogma were not set in the religion’s founding moments. They were developed over centuries by the clerical class of Muslim scholars.

Misquoting Muhammad takes the reader back in time through Islamic civilization and traces how and why such controversies developed, offering an inside view into how key and controversial aspects of Islam took shape. From the protests of the Arab Spring to Istanbul at the fall of the Ottoman Empire, and from the ochre red walls of Delhi’s great mosques to the trade routes of Islam’s Indian Ocean world, Misquoting Muhammad lays out how Muslim intellectuals have sought to balance reason and revelation, weigh science and religion, and negotiate the eternal truths of scripture amid shifting values.

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  1. Its really very difficult to understand that some muslims even read this kind of jerky statements about our prophet Muhammed saws. It is not He but Allah who is the creater of these laws and it is on Allah will and commands our prophet Muhammad saws acted. He did not move a grain without the instructon of Allah. If anybody raise a finger against Him that means he is objecting to Allah. That means he is Infidel.Allah bless us and keep under u r protection Aamin

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