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Islam and the Future of Tolerance

By: Maajid Nawaz,Sam Harris
Narrated by: Sam Harris,Maajid Nawaz
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In this short book, Sam Harris and Maajid Nawaz invite you to join an urgently needed conversation: Is Islam a religion of peace or war? Is it amenable to reform? Why do so many Muslims seem drawn to extremism? What do words like Islamism, jihadism, and fundamentalism mean in today's world?

Remarkable for the breadth and depth of its analysis, this dialogue between a famous atheist and a former radical is all the more startling for its decorum. Harris and Nawaz have produced something genuinely new: they engage one of the most polarizing issues of our time - fearlessly and fully - and actually make progress.

Islam and the Future of Tolerance has been published with the explicit goal of inspiring a wider public discussion by way of example. In a world riven by misunderstanding and violence, Harris and Nawaz demonstrate how two people with very different views can find common ground.

©2015 Sam Harris & Maajid Nawaz (P)2015 Sam Harris & Maajid Nawaz

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Thank you for this thought provoking and mind opening dialogue. Maajid & Sam are refreshingly intelligent, well spoken men who together are leading the way forward in our troubled times. I look forward to them collaborating again in the future.

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I learned a lot

I've found myself very frustrated lately with one side's refusal to engage in any meaningful way with difficult questions and the other's refusal to show any empathy and this conversation does both. It's upfront and challenging but always respectful and seemingly quite thorough.

I think this is very useful reading for anyone wanting a better understanding of the topics, and for people expressing their opinions publicly backed only by assumptions and snippets of information from news headlines. It explains common terms that we hear all the time and many that I, for one, had never heard of but now see as forming the basis of important distinctions between beliefs.

Check it out. It's short and very well written.

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What the World needs now!

What a fabulously revealing conversation! Like Sam, I can honestly say I have had my views changed by this book - mostly by Majid's contribution (I was already familiar with Sam's views). The thing I appreciate most about both authors is their respect and unrelenting search for facts or, where facts are less relevant (pluralism in interpreting scripture, for example) for the most plausible and helpful answers or conclusions. They both always play the ball not the player. Never will they obscure an argument by running down an opponent, although neither shy away from sharing facts about their opponents that do the work for them! I love it!!

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A vital dialogue

The book is an excellent example of how 2 reasonable people with differing views can come together to have a rational and informed discussion around a topic with such far reaching consequences for civilisation. One of the first of many I hope. The book itself is rather short but the informal post dialogue was a treat and made up for the book's length.

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Respectful debate but very light on detail

A very good topic presented well by excellent intellectuals. However the book is rather short and does not explore the various topics to the detail expected for such a title. Good listen but not worth the coin.

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Important

This is one of the most important discussions being had at this time. Striving to find a peaceful outcome in this vastly complex situation is an admirable goal, and one that Sam and Maajid have tackled head on.

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Great conversation

These guys are really showing the way to have an actual discussion about this issue.

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Loved it

Thought provoking and brilliant. A great conversation between Sam and Maajid that really outlines the problems with Islamism and how both Muslims and non-muslims can come together to face this threat.

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Fair amount of good points, but a bit shallow.

Harris is a bit weak here on pressing Nawaz. Read Nabeel Qureshi for useful rebuttals.

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Although enlightening - sounds like more mental gymnastics

Overall I did enjoy this audiobook, I applaud what Sam and Maajid are doing, and I feel as though Sam didn’t push Maajid on some points as he recognised the importance of reforming Islam. However, it does at times make for a frustrating listen as Maajid goes off on odd tangents, and not being challenged for what seem to me to be obvious logical inconsistencies. He talks about how people assume the message of holy texts, yet it seems he does the exact same by assuming it seems that all or most all barbaric passages have some type of explanation due to context. My simple question would be, if this is the case for the violent or bad texts, and they can only be understood in their time or lost due to translation. Shouldn’t some of the peaceful or good passages, if you can call them that, come under the same scrutiny? Furthermore, if Islam is so distorted today, and we are still finding seeking to understand it, I wonder how or why Maajid ought to have faith in Islam in the first place? Surely one would think he would have more agnostic approach?

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