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The Heart of Islam
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Seyyed Hossein Nasr is university professor of Islamic Studies at George Washington University. Author of over fifty books, Professor Nasr is a well-known and highly respected intellectual figure both in the West and in the Islamic world. Born in Tehran, raised from the age of twelve in the United States, and a graduate of MIT and Harvard University, Nasr is well qualified to explain Islam to a Western audience. He appears frequently on Meet the Press, as well as other national news shows.

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"This is exactly the right book... to counter the demonizing stereotypes of Islam proliferated by the war on terrorism" -- Huston Smith, author of The World's Religions
"Professor Nasr has put the beauty and appeal of Islam into clear and readable English." -- John Shelby Spong, author of A New Christianity for a New World
"This sensitive, insightful and beautifully written book comes as a ray of sunshine." -- Mark Juergensmeyer, author of Terror in the Mind of God Mark Juergensmeyer, author of Terror in the Mind of God Mark Juergensmeyer, author of Terror in the Mind of God Mark Juergensmeyer, author of Terror in the Mind of God
"Filled with challenge and insight...an indispensable text." -- Rabbi Michael Paley
"A lasting, honest, and intimate tour of Islam's basic aspects..." -- The [New Jersey] Star-Ledger
"A first-tier Islamic scholar ... it is hard to imagine a better introduction to the faith." -- Library Journal
"[I]t is hard to imagine a better introduction to the faith." -- Library Journal
"An illuminating new book that explores the spiritual and social values of the faith of one-fifth of humanity." -- Christian Science Monitor
"The most important study of Islam in all its breadth and all its depth available in the English language." -- Gai Eaton, author of Islam and the Destiny of Man
"Concise, clear, and eloquent, it has the crystalline ring of the voice of reason and cuts through layers of ignorance." -- The World & I

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