Reading the Muslim Mind


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Once in a while a book comes along that can reshape the thinking of the world. One person at a time. Reading the Muslim Mind is such a book. Dr. Hassan Hathout starts out from a simple observation – a lifetime of biculturalism (the Egyptian-born physician initially resided in Britain and has lived in the U.S. for more than a decade) leads him to note that “Islam is widely known in the West for what it is not.”

The encyclopedic personality (doctor of medicine, thinker, speaker, poet) sets out to guide the reader on a comprehensive tour through Islam. For this voyage, he supplies a keen and lucid “anatomy” of the Islamic life. He also provides, with incisive clarity, the inner guidebook; he uncovers the tracing of the mind at work behind the practice, the spirit behind the letter, the rationale and Ultimate Reason, God.

For non-Muslims and those who follow what Dr. Hathout aptly calls the Judeo-Christian-Islamic world tradition at large, the trip proves illuminating and thought-provoking. For Muslims, it will re-anchor their faith and offer vital and timely answers to up-to-the-minute dilemmas of life in the new millennium.

Reading the Muslim Mind addresses key issues of our time, from the Islamic perspective. Dr. Hathout, in this wise, warm and inspiring work, is speaking to the audience of humankind in the Age of Selfishness, “Microtheism” and “Godlessness”. In his clarion call of hope, the author maintains that when a “minimum critical mass” turns to understanding and cooperation, real change is possible.

To be known for what one really is, is nothing less than a basic human right, Dr. Hathout notes. Here, then, is Islam as it really is, and the world as it really can be.

Weight 0.290 kg
Dimensions 20 × 12 × 1.4 cm


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