The Middle East has become a flash point for extremI'm and intrareligious violence, as well as a cultural debacle of women?s rights. From the current derelict state of women?s rights in the Arab world to the current sectarian divide in Iraq and the ongoing hatred between Shia and SunnI'muslims, this book demonstrates the genesis of the collapse of the original Islam of Mohammad and the core of the'split of these two sects of Islam while also looking deep within one of the most powerful struggles for women?s rights?the'struggle led by Fatima, the daughter of Mohammad, that took place in the early days of the religion Shattered explores what took place during and after these events. It presents a unique history of the Muslim world, touching on the ramifications of Fatima?s stand for Women?s rights and the'seeds of dissension planted at the death of Mohammad, while touching on all of the crucial events from past to present that have turned horribly violent as a result of simple misinterpretations of the Quran and traditions by extremist groups, such as those responsible for the horrible terrorist actions that took place on 9/11. This book will provide an in-depth analysis of some crucial movements within Islam that have nurtured the hate drawn from hundreds of years of history as well as provide forward-looking analysis on the concepts of freedom in Islam, human rights, women?s rights, and modernist views, as well as reformist views and their place in Islam.
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September 01, 2008
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