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Table Of Contents

The Conference of Books: The First Admission
The Night's Visitor
The Pirates of the Intellect
The Terror of Bigotry
The Civilization of the Book
The Interminable Conference
On Betrayal
A Prayer
To Suffer the Children
On Forms of Terror
Umm Ahmad and the judge
The Book Massacres
To Kill Parenthood
Burdens of a Generation
The Dialectics of an Apology
The Essential Individual
Hegemony and Terrorism
Longing for Brotherhood
The Culture of the Mamnu'
On Being in Love
Lecturing on the Ugly
A Night With the Qalam
A Homily for Ibn Rushd
On the Beating of Wives
The Beating of Wives Revisited
In Praise of the Marginal
A Love Song
Migrating to the Shaykhs
On Revising Bigotry
Finding the Shaykh
The Book of Suspended judgment
Dreaming of the Prophet
In the Footsteps of the Beloved
The Intellectual Refugee
When the Devil Speaks
Corrupting God's Book
The Remembrance
The Scholar's Road*
Muhammad, the Child
The Revelation
Shades of Divine Light
The Restorations of the Night
The Exorcisms of the Night
The Unity of Strangers
Searching for the House of God
Incoherence
A Breath from God
A Leader Among Us
When God Asks the Child
The Sites of Purity
Banning the Conference
Divine Threads
Embraced by the Beloved
The Shaykha's Endless jihad
The Lord of the Essence: A Fatwa on Dogs
Thieves of the Dark
Notes of the Night
Notes of the Transformation
The First Admission
Glossary of Terms
Selected Biographies
Index
About the Author
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The Search for Beauty in Islam: A Conference of the Books

The Search for Beauty in Islam: A Conference of the Books

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Khaled Abou El Fadl is a classically-trained Islamic jurist, an American lawyer and law professor, and one of the most important Islamic thinkers today. In this updated and expanded edition of The Search for Beauty in Islam, Abou El Fadl offers eye-opening and enlightening insights into the contemporary realities of the current state of Islam and the West. Through a "conference of the books," an imagined conference of Muslim intellects from centuries past, Abou El Fadl examines the ugliness that has come to plague Muslim realities and attempts to reclaim what he maintains is a core moral value in Islam-the value of beauty. Does Islamic law allow, or even call for, the gruesome acts of ugliness that have become so commonly associated with Islam today? Has Islam become a religion devoid of beauty, compassion and love?

Based on actual cases, this book tackles different issues and problems in each chapter through a post-9/11 lens, discussing such topics as marriage, divorce, parental rights, the position of women, the veil, sexual abuse, wife-beating, terrorism, bigotry, morality, law, and the role of tradition. Abou El Fadl argues that the rekindling of the forgotten value of beauty is essential for Muslims today to take back what has been lost to the fundamentalist forces that have denigrated their religion.
Khaled Abou El Fadl is a classically-trained Islamic jurist, an American lawyer and law professor, and one of the most important Islamic thinkers today. In this updated and expanded edition of The Search for Beauty in Islam, Abou El Fadl offers eye-opening and enlightening insights into the contemporary realities of the current state of Islam and the West. Through a "conference of the books," an imagined conference of Muslim intellects from centuries past, Abou El Fadl examines the ugliness that has come to plague Muslim realities and attempts to reclaim what he maintains is a core moral value in Islam-the value of beauty. Does Islamic law allow, or even call for, the gruesome acts of ugliness that have become so commonly associated with Islam today? Has Islam become a religion devoid of beauty, compassion and love?

Based on actual cases, this book tackles different issues and problems in each chapter through a post-9/11 lens, discussing such topics as marriage, divorce, parental rights, the position of women, the veil, sexual abuse, wife-beating, terrorism, bigotry, morality, law, and the role of tradition. Abou El Fadl argues that the rekindling of the forgotten value of beauty is essential for Muslims today to take back what has been lost to the fundamentalist forces that have denigrated their religion.

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Publish date: Dec 2, 2005
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