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The Resource If the oceans were ink : an unlikely friendship and a journey to the heart of the Qurʼan, Carla Power

If the oceans were ink : an unlikely friendship and a journey to the heart of the Qurʼan, Carla Power

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If the oceans were ink : an unlikely friendship and a journey to the heart of the Qurʼan
Title
If the oceans were ink
Title remainder
an unlikely friendship and a journey to the heart of the Qurʼan
Statement of responsibility
Carla Power
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"If the Oceans Were Ink is Carla Power's 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." -- Publisher's description
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Power, Carla
Dewey number
  • 297.092
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
  • BP80.P69
  • BP49.5
LC item number
  • P695 2015
  • .P69 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Power, Carla
  • Nadwī, Muḥammad Akram
  • Nadwī, Muḥammad Akram
  • Power, Carla
  • Islam
  • Islam
  • Islamophobia
  • Islam
  • Islam
  • Islam
  • Islam
  • Islamophobia
  • Erlebnisbericht
  • Interpretation
  • Islam
  • Islam
  • Islam
  • Interreligiöser Dialog
  • Islam
  • Islam
  • Islam
Label
If the oceans were ink : an unlikely friendship and a journey to the heart of the Qurʼan, Carla Power
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 319-322) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Part two.
  • The home.
  • Pioneer life in Oxford
  • Nine thousand hidden women
  • "The little rosy one"
  • Veiling and unveiling
  • Reading "The women"
  • Part 3.
  • The world.
  • A pilgrim's progress
  • Introduction: A map for the journey
  • Jesus, Mary, and the Quran
  • Beyond politics
  • The pharaoh and his wife
  • War stories
  • The last lesson
  • Conclusion: Everlasting return
  • Part one.
  • The origins.
  • The Quran in twenty-five words
  • An American in the East
  • A Muslim in the West
  • Road trip to the Indian madrasa
  • A migrant's prayer mat
Control code
ocn881041832
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 336 pages
Isbn
9780805098198
Lccn
2014017543
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780805098198
  • (OCoLC)881041832
Label
If the oceans were ink : an unlikely friendship and a journey to the heart of the Qurʼan, Carla Power
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 319-322) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Part two.
  • The home.
  • Pioneer life in Oxford
  • Nine thousand hidden women
  • "The little rosy one"
  • Veiling and unveiling
  • Reading "The women"
  • Part 3.
  • The world.
  • A pilgrim's progress
  • Introduction: A map for the journey
  • Jesus, Mary, and the Quran
  • Beyond politics
  • The pharaoh and his wife
  • War stories
  • The last lesson
  • Conclusion: Everlasting return
  • Part one.
  • The origins.
  • The Quran in twenty-five words
  • An American in the East
  • A Muslim in the West
  • Road trip to the Indian madrasa
  • A migrant's prayer mat
Control code
ocn881041832
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 336 pages
Isbn
9780805098198
Lccn
2014017543
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780805098198
  • (OCoLC)881041832

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