No God but God: The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam is anon fiction book written in 2005by Iranian-American Islamic scholar Reza Aslan. It describes the history of Islam and argues for a liberal interpretation of the religion. The book challenges the “clash of civilizations” thesis by blaming Western imperialism and the self-serving misinterpretation of Islamic law by past scholars for the current controversies within Islam.
In No God but God, internationally acclaimed scholar Reza Aslan explains Islam-its origins and evolution in all its beauty and complexity. In this revised edition, Aslan takes the events of the past decade and analyzes how they have affected Islam’s place in contemporary culture. Aslan explores what popular demonstrations for democracy in the Middle East mean for the future of Islam in the region, how the Internet and social media have affected the evolution of Islam, and how the war on terror has changed the geopolitical balance of power in the Middle East. The book explores how the war on terror has changed the geopolitical balance of power in the Middle East.
It also examines updates on the contemporary Muslim women’s movement, the veil-wearing controversy in Europe, a detailed history of jihadism, and how Muslims in North America and Europe are reshaping Islam. Timely and compelling, No god but God is an elegant explanation of this magnificent yet misunderstood faith.