June 10, 2023

The UMW Bookstore now has copies of Prof. Nasr’s Newly Published “Islam in the Modern World.”

New book discusses “The Challenged world of Traditional Islam.”

The world’s fastest-growing religion is also the most misunderstood in the west. In Islam in the Modern World, Seyyed Hossein Nasr, one of the world’s leading experts on Islamic thought, explains why traditional Islam exists in tension with modern Western culture while at the same time it is also opposed by many currents of Islamic “fundamentalism.”  Nasr explains all the major points of tension—politics, philosophy, education, art, the role of women, and more—for traditional Isla, rooted in the Qur’an and the sayings and actions of the Prophet Muhammad, differs from both modernism and Islam’s extremist factions.

–Back Cover/Published by Harper One

About Brynn Boyer

Brynn Boyer is assistant director of media and public relations and a 2010 graduate of UMW.