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Fault Lines In The Faith

Release date: 5 November 2023
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What if an ideology, which is meant to impart wisdom and guidance to humanity, itself loses all its control and causes serious woes to the entire world?’

In the last few decades, an extremely anti-pluralistic, visibly misogynistic and terribly intolerant strain of Islam has taken control of the Arabian heartland and systematically spread out to other countries, eventually wreaking havoc across the world.

Covering the expansion of political Islam in the modern Arab and non-Arab world until the dawn of Crown Prince Bin Salman era in Saudi Arabia, Hasnain’s thorough research explores the radicalization of Muslim youth in North America and Europe, as well as the sectarian fault lines and rise of the Shia crescent in the Middle-East. These developments ultimately led to the rise of Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), along with the weaponization of Islamic thought through the use of various social media platforms for the recruitment of jihadi volunteers, which has plagued the world in the past decade.

An important work, it exposes how extremist outfits, with the support of the religious apparatus, methodically managed to scar the face of a faith that claims to have the second largest number of followers in the world.


Product Details

Title: Fault Lines In The Faith
Author: Iqbal Syed Hasnain
Publisher: Rupa Publications India
SKU: BK0483936
EAN: 9789357029001
Number Of Pages: 320
Language: English
Binding: Paperback
Country Of Origin: India
Release date: 5 November 2023

About Author

Iqbal Syed Hasnain is a Padma Shri awardee and an acclaimed researcher on Himalayan glaciers and climate change. He is a former pro-chancellor of Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi, and former vice-chancellor of University of Calicut, Kerala. He presently serves as a member of the board of trustees, The National University of Science and Technology, Muscat, Oman. He resides in New Delhi.

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