Narrowing the gap of knowledge between the West and Islam

Despite the fact that Muslims comprise about 20 per cent of the world’s population, significant misconceptions and misunderstandings about the Muslim world continue to persist. The pluralism of Muslim societies and the diversity of interpretations of the Holy Qur’an, the chronological and geographical extent of Muslim history and culture, as well as the ethnic, linguistic and social diversity of its peoples are largely unknown outside the Muslim world. Equally, many within the Muslim world remain uninformed of other peoples and societies.

A new book seeks to redress this looming gap, and foster greater acquaintance with the Muslim world and its legacy. A Companion to the Muslim World, the first book in a new series of publications on essential themes of Muslim heritage, was recently launched by The Institute of Ismaili Studies in a series of events in the United Kingdom and across Canada. The book’s editor, Dr Amyn B. Sajoo of Simon Fraser University, travelled to Calgary, Edmonton, Montreal, Toronto, and Vancouver in Canada, and London in the UK, where he participated in on-stage discussions hosted by professors, media personalities and other professionals from within and outside the Jamat.

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About Ahmad Amirali

I am an educator by profession, pursuing my further career in teaching and learning. I love to read and, even more, love to share what I read.
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