By Tarek Fatah
In Chasing a Mirage, Tarek Fatah Writes: Islamists argue that the interval following the passing away of Muhammad used to be Islam's golden period and that we Muslims have to re-create that caliphate to emulate that political process in latest global. I desire to reveal that after Muslims buried the Prophet, in addition they buried with him a number of the common values of Islam that he had preached. The heritage of Islam should be defined basically because the historical past of an endless strength fight, the place males have killed one another to say the mantle of Muhammad. This strife is a painful tale that all started inside of hours of the Prophet final his eyes without end, and desires to learn. I firmly think the message of the Quran is robust sufficient to resist the proof of background. it truly is my conviction that Muslims are mature and safe of their identities to stand the reality. this is often that story.Advance compliment for Chasing a Mirage"Tarek Fatah has written a provocative and tough booklet that's a needs to learn for an individual who cares approximately those issues."—Janice Gross Stein"Chasing a Mirage is an incredibly invaluable contributing to the struggle by way of innovative Muslims opposed to Islamist fascism. This publication could be required analyzing for the Left within the West who've mistakenly begun believing that Islamists symbolize a few kind of anti-imperialism."—Farooq Tariq"Fatah argues passionatley for universalism rather than exclusivism, integration rather than ghettoism, and makes a robust charm for the silent majority of Muslims to talk out earlier than it really is too overdue. This paintings of braveness and bold should be learn widely."— Pervez Hoodbhoy"This attention-grabbing paintings by means of courageous and bri8lliant tarek Fatah is at the same time thought-provoking, instructive and enlightening for laymen and students, Muslims and non-Muslim...an valuable and infrequent addition to the corpus of Islamic literature within the post-9/11 global, a daring step in the direction of Islamic Reformation and Enlightenment."—Taj Hashmi"Tarek Fatah's is a voice that should be heard. Canada wishes a fit, reasoned debate in regards to the matters he's elevating, and certainly so does the world."—Bob Rae"This attention-grabbing paintings by means of brae and extraordinary Tarek Fatah is at the same time thought-provoking, instructive and enlightening for laymen and students, Muslim and non-Muslim... a useful and infrequent addition to the corpus of Islamic literature within the post-9/11 global, a daring step in the direction of Islamic Reformation and Enlightenment."—Taj Hashmi"Tarek Fatah's is a voice that should be heard. Canada wishes a fit, reasoned debate concerning the concerns he's elevating, and certainly so does the world."—Bob Rae, Member of Parliament, Canada
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Little does he understand that the forces which are pitted against him are entirely different from those against which early Islam had to ﬁght, and that on the clues given by his own ancestors’ human mind has achieved results which he cannot understand. . Nothing but a bold re-orientation of Islam to separate the vital from the lifeless can preserve it as a World Idea and convert the Musalman into a citizen of the present and the future world 36 | Chasing a Mirage from the archaic incongruity that he is today.
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Chasing a Mirage: The Tragic lllusion of an Islamic State by Tarek Fatah