If the Oceans Were Ink

Written By Carla Power
If the Oceans Were Ink
  • Publsiher : Holt Paperbacks
  • Release : 07 April 2015
  • ISBN : 0805098240
  • Pages : 352 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 13 reviews
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Read or download book entitled If the Oceans Were Ink written by Carla Power which was release on 07 April 2015, this book published by Holt Paperbacks. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST • NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST • Hailed by The Washington Post as “mandatory reading,” and praised by Fareed Zakaria as “intelligent, compassionate, and revealing,” a powerful journey to help bridge one of the greatest divides shaping our world today. If the Oceans Were Ink is Carla Power's eye-opening story of how she and her longtime friend Sheikh Mohammad Akram Nadwi found a way to confront ugly stereotypes and persistent misperceptions that were cleaving their communities. Their friendship-between a secular American and a madrasa-trained sheikh-had always seemed unlikely, but now they were frustrated and bewildered by the battles being fought in their names. Both knew that a close look at the Quran would reveal a faith that preached peace and not mass murder; respect for women and not oppression. And so they embarked on a yearlong journey through the controversial text. A journalist who grew up in the Midwest and the Middle East, Power offers her unique vantage point on the Quran's most provocative verses as she debates with Akram at cafes, family gatherings, and packed lecture halls, conversations filled with both good humor and powerful insights. Their story takes them to madrasas in India and pilgrimage sites in Mecca, as they encounter politicians and jihadis, feminist activists and conservative scholars. Armed with a new understanding of each other's worldviews, Power and Akram offer eye-opening perspectives, destroy long-held myths, and reveal startling connections between worlds that have seemed hopelessly divided for far too long. Praise for If the Oceans Were Ink “A vibrant tale of a friendship.... If the Oceans Were Ink is a welcome and nuanced look at Islam [and] goes a long way toward combating the dehumanizing stereotypes of Muslims that are all too common.... If the Oceans Were Ink should be mandatory reading for the 52 percent of Americans who admit to not knowing enough about Muslims.”—The Washington Post “For all those who wonder what Islam says about war and peace, men and women, Jews and gentiles, this is the book to read. It is a conversation among well-meaning friends—intelligent, compassionate, and revealing—the kind that needs to be taking place around the world.”—Fareed Zakaria, author of The Post-American World “Carla Power’s intimate portrait of the Quran, told with nuance and great elegance, captures the extraordinary, living debate over the Muslim holy book’s very essence. A spirited, compelling read.”—Azadeh Moaveni, author of Lipstick Jihad “Unique, masterful, and deeply engaging. Carla Power takes the reader on an extraordinary journey in interfaith understanding as she debates and discovers the Quran’s message, meaning, and values on peace and violence, gender and veiling, religious pluralism and tolerance.”—John L. Esposito, University Professor and Professor of Islamic Studies, Georgetown University, and author of The Future of Islam “A thoughtful, provocative, intelligent book.”—Diana Abu-Jaber, author of Birds Of Paradise and The Language of Baklava

If the Oceans Were Ink

If the Oceans Were Ink
  • Author : Carla Power
  • Publisher : Holt Paperbacks
  • Release Date : 2015-04-07
  • Total pages : 352
  • ISBN : 0805098240
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Summary : PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST • NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST • Hailed by The Washington Post as “mandatory reading,” and praised by Fareed Zakaria as “intelligent, compassionate, and revealing,” a powerful journey to help bridge one of the greatest divides shaping our world today. If the Oceans Were Ink is Carla Power's eye-opening story ...

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  • Author : Colin Turner
  • Publisher : ISD LLC
  • Release Date : 2013-12-31
  • Total pages : 643
  • ISBN : 0805098240
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Summary : The Qur'an Revealed is a landmark publication in the history of Islamic studies, providing for the first time a comprehensive critical analysis of Bedizuzzaman Said Nursi's 6000-page work of Quranic exegesis, The Epistles of Light. In discussing a wide range of themes, from Divine unity to causation, from love to ...

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  • Author : Nasoha Bin Saabin
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2021-12-01
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 0805098240
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Summary : I have written many books and articles on various topics but since 2013, I have devoted myself fully in writing the interpretation of the Holy Quran in English and with the grace of Allah, I have completed the whole Quran on 29th October 2020 with 84 books. I believe there is a great ...

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  • Author : John Andrew Morrow
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2013-11-11
  • Total pages : 288
  • ISBN : 0805098240
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Summary : These 24 studies on specific symbols, images and icons from the Muslim tradition are authored by scholars from around the world. Divided into four sections, the Divine, the Spiritual, the Physical, and the Societal, the work examines theological issues, such as divine unity, creation, wrath, and justice; spiritual subjects, such as ...

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  • Author : Nabil I Hanna
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release Date : 2006-04-01
  • Total pages : 234
  • ISBN : 0805098240
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Summary : "Promises Fulfilled" examines the promises made in both the Bible and the Qur'n concerning the coming of the Promised One. Author Nabil I. Hanna brings to the forefront significant topics that often arise when discussion turns to the primary Bah' claim-that Bah'u'llh fulfills the promises and prophecies of all religions ...

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  • Publisher : Universal-Publishers
  • Release Date : 2008-05-16
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 0805098240
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Summary : This study aims to discuss a number of terms dealing with ibadat, 'religious observances' in Islam as represented in the Five Pillars of Islam, and other related deeds, from a translational perspective. The study will also include some terms denoting the...

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  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Release Date : 2015-11-30
  • Total pages : 246
  • ISBN : 0805098240
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Summary : The Mujahidin, (Al-Qaeda & Taliban) yesteryears darlings who conferred a momentous favor on the United States and the West, are todays terrorists (which now includes ISIS fighters.) Is this volte-face a baptism of the remaking of the world order in the image of the West? Is the West provoking a clash ...

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  • Author : Syed Z. Ahmad
  • Publisher : Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2021-07-27
  • Total pages : 270
  • ISBN : 0805098240
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Summary : The Mujahidin (al-Qaeda and Taliban), yesteryear's darlings who, by dismembering the Soviet Union, conferred a momentous favor on the United States and the West, are today's terrorists (which now includes ISIS fighters). Is this volte-face a baptism of the remaking of the world order in the image of the West? ...

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  • Publisher : Osman Nuri Topbas
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Total pages : 285
  • ISBN : 0805098240
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Summary : Download or read online Islam written by Osman Nuri Topbaş, published by Osman Nuri Topbas which was released on 2003. Get Islam Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle....

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  • Author : Nancy Ares
  • Publisher : Peter Lang
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Total pages : 251
  • ISBN : 0805098240
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Summary : The grounding concept of this book is that youth are active agents in creating cultural practices and social spaces. Drawing from disciplines including anthropology, sociology, education, and cultural studies, the chapters examine practices that youth who are members of traditionally marginalized groups develop through engagement in the varied contexts of ...

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  • Author : Stephen Andrew Missick
  • Publisher : Xulon Press
  • Release Date : 2006-04-01
  • Total pages : 316
  • ISBN : 0805098240
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Summary : Download or read online The Words of Jesus in the Original Aramaic written by Stephen Andrew Missick, published by Xulon Press which was released on 2006-04-01. Get The Words of Jesus in the Original Aramaic Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle....

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  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Release Date : 2009-01-01
  • Total pages : 418
  • ISBN : 0805098240
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Summary : Islam today is a vastly misunderstood religion. The unfortunate events of 9/11 and subsequent similar events have cast Islam in a very negative light resulting in a tremendous upsurge in anti Islam utterances and writings. This problem is compounded by relative lack of suitable response from the majority of Muslims of ...

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  • Author : Muhammad Saed Abdul-Rahman
  • Publisher : MSA Publication Limited
  • Release Date : 2009-10-29
  • Total pages : 242
  • ISBN : 0805098240
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Summary : This is Tafsir Ibn Kathir Part 16 0f 30. This Part of the Qur'an covers Surah 18: Al-Kahf (The Cave), Verses 075-110, Surah 19: Maryam (Mary), Verses 001-098 and Surah 20: Ta-Ha (Ta-Ha), Verses 001-0135. The 30 Parts of this publication gather in one place all relevant information needed to make the Qur'an more understandable and ...

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  • Author : Muhammad Saed Abdul-Rahman
  • Publisher : MSA Publication Limited
  • Release Date : 2009-10-29
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 0805098240
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Summary : This is the 2nd edition of volume 6 of the ten volumes of The Meaning And Explanation Of The Glorious Qur'an. The first edition of this book contained many formatting and typing errors. In this new edition, we have corrected all the errors found in the first edition. We have also ...

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  • Author : Muhammad Saed Abdul-Rahman
  • Publisher : Muhammad Saed Abdul-Rahman
  • Release Date : 2018-07-01
  • Total pages : 186
  • ISBN : 0805098240
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Summary : This is The Quran With Tafsir Ibn Kathir Part 16 0f 30. This Part of the Qur'an covers Chapter 18: Al Kahf 075 To Chapter 20: Ta Ha 135. The 30 Parts of this publication gather in one place all relevant information needed to make the Qur'an more understandable and easier to study. This publication provides the ...