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Mustafa Akyol: Faith versus tradition in Islam
« on: October 24, 2012, 10:33:53 AM »
Division between sexes in Traditional "Islam", ironic.

Mustafa Akyol: Faith versus tradition in Islam
http://www.ted.com/talks/mustafa_akyol_faith_versus_tradition_in_islam.html
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Re: Mustafa Akyol: Faith versus tradition in Islam
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2013, 05:27:03 AM »
Did you read his book? If so what did you think?
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Re: Mustafa Akyol: Faith versus tradition in Islam
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2013, 04:55:59 PM »
Well, it's actually a video not a book, it's been some time since i watched, but i think he does a nice job in dissecting Tradition Vs Islam
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Re: Mustafa Akyol: Faith versus tradition in Islam
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2013, 09:30:49 PM »
What I meant was he also wrote a book (see link below). I was wondering if you read it and what you thought. I am going to buy the Kindle edition tonight, I will let you know how it is.

http://www.amazon.com/Islam-without-Extremes-Muslim-Liberty/dp/0393070867/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1358310465&sr=1-1&keywords=mustafa+akyol
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Re: Mustafa Akyol: Faith versus tradition in Islam
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2020, 01:53:53 AM »
Did you read his book? If so what did you think?

Stopped reading after only a couple of pages in.

Quran:
The prophet frowns. God intervenes.
The prophet forbids what is allowed. God intervenes.
The prophet wants to cater to the polytheists. God intervenes.

Hadith & Akyol:
The prophet becomes a mass murderer, an enslaver of women and children, a pedophile... o, it was just a thing they did back then.

I already had a sense this book wasn’t going to be for me when I read in the introduction: “Ultimately, I have become convinced that a fundamental need for the contemporary Muslim world is to embrace liberty—the liberty of individuals and communities, ..., markets and entrepreneurs.”

But I continued anyway, until halfway through chapter one: “Arabs in the seventh century also tended to reach adulthood at an earlier age than Westerners do today.”
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