Book Outlines Conflict Between Islamic & Other Values, Shows Islam Resilient

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Najebah Marafi, combining pertinent Islamic texts and scholarly analyses, delves into the socio-political issues that concern Islam today

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Najebah Marafi’s The Intertwined Conflict looks into the different aspects of Islam and culture, and how culture rather than Islam is affecting Muslims today. It examines the conflict between Islamic values and social and culture ones. The author, combining pertinent Islamic texts and scholarly analyses, delves into the socio-political issues that concern Islam today. It shows Islam as resilient in spite of and even because of the embedded conflicts within its collective psyche. In this sense, Islam is one of the most brilliant of religions as its subject matter show a clear, deep understanding of the many conflicts that face mankind in the world. This is a must read for everyone willing to or needing to understand modern day Islam.

Islam has always been seen as a religion of oppression and terrorism through the Western eyes and Marafi illustrates the factors which created that. The book refers to some practises of Muslims briefly by extracting religious texts: The Quran, The Sunnah, and the Sharia, and explaining the misconceptions of these texts by fanatics on one hand and very conservative Muslims on the other.

Different Islamic topics such as social relationships, jurisprudence, and Islam and the modern world have also been compiled as a necessary adjunct to make the clear outlines of internal and external conflicts inherited today’s Islamic faithful. This is a very enlightening work that creates a sense of unity within and without, a sense that Islam and its faithful have striven to, and successfully recreates itself whenever history changes.

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About the Author
Najebah A. Marafi was born on July 4th, 1987 in Kuwait City, Kuwait. She studied BA in English Linguistics/Translation at Gulf University for Science and Technology, Kuwait and currently is studying an MA in Computer Assisted Language Learning at the University of Essex, United Kingdom. She developed her passion in reading and writing at the age of fifteen when she started exploring the English language autonomously and later worked as an English language teacher at Gulf University for Science and Technology where she was encouraged to write about Islam and culture by her Western colleagues.

The Intertwined Conflict * by Najebah Marafi (Naj Murphy)
The difference between culture and religion
Publication Date: September 29, 2012
Trade Paperback; £13.99; 132 pages; 978-1-4771-2836-7
Trade Hardback; £23.99; 132 pages; 978-1-4771-2837-4

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