No god but God, The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam (12 weeks)
Using the newest edition of Reza Aslan's comprehensive and fascinating book as a base of discussion, we delve into the story of Muhammad's life over 14 centuries ago- his world, and the creation, development, and evolution of the religion known as Islam. Aslan seeks in this book to interpret Islam by merging the religion's myths with the spiritual , cultural, and historic landscape in which the myths arose so long ago. How was Muhammad's revolutionary message of moral accountability and social egalitarianism gradually reinterpreted by his successors into the competing ideologies that rule the Muslim world today, and how did these competing ideologies spill into modern politics . This book is an argument for reform. Is it needed? Is it possible? Is it apostasy? What other different points of view do other Muslim scholars bring?