May 31, 2023

Islam in the Modern World, by Seyyed Hossein Nasr

Now in stock at the UMW Bookstore & faculty and staff receive 20% off.  The world’s fastest-growing religion is also the most misunderstood in the West.  In Islam in the Modern World, Seyyed Hossein Nars, on 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 how traditional Islam, rooted in the Qur’an and the sayings and actions of the Prophet Muhammad, differs from both modernism and Islam’s extremest factions.

“Nasr’s writing is lucid and conciliatory in spirit”      –Journal of the American Academy of Religion

About Brynn Boyer

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