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Review - Dawa

Patrick Sookhdeo 

Isaac Publishing
6729 Curran Street, McLean, VA 22101
www.isaac-publishing.us
9780991614530, $25.00, 318pp, www.amazon.com

"Dawa: The Islamic Strategy for Reshaping the Modern World" is a global survey of Islamist strategies and tactics for missionary outreach (dawa) in the 21st century. Offering a thoroughly 'reader friendly' analysis of the process of Islamisation at an individual and societal level, "Dawa" is deftly organized beginning with an informative Introduction, ten chapters focusing on the history, agents, methods, jihad, violence, threats, concerns, and finishing with an informed conclusion. Covering politics, law, education and other spheres, in a wide range of countries, "Dawa" reveals the underlying patterns, structures and organization of Islamic outreach. It also examines the theological roots of dawa that inspire Islamists today. Enhanced with the inclusion of four appendices, a glossary, a bibliography, notes and sources, and a comprehensive index, "Dawa: The Islamic Strategy for Reshaping the Modern World" is very highly recommended for community and academic library Islamic Studies reference collections and supplemental study lists. Suitable for the non-specialist general reader with an interest in Islam, it should be noted for personal reading lists that "Dawa" is also available in a Kindle edition ($12.99).

 

Andy Jordan
Reviewer

 

Reviewer’s Bookwatch: June 2015
James A. Cox, Editor-in-Chief
Midwest Book Review