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Islam: A Short History

Unabridged Audiobook

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Narrated By: Richard Davidson

Publisher: Recorded Books

Date: February 2002

Duration: 6 hours 45 minutes

Summary:

Best-selling author and renowned religious scholar Karen Armstrong presents a concise and articulate history of Islam, the world's fastest-growing faith. Beginning with the Prophet Muhammad's flight from Medina and concluding with an examination of modern Islamic practices and concerns, Armstrong delivers an unbiased overview. She contends that no religion is more feared and misunderstood by the Western world as Islam, and firmly challenges the notion that these two civilizations are on a collision course.

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  • Asim Rub

    The book covered a long period of Islamic history from the time or prophet Muhammad to present day Islam and it covered quite a few difficult topics and overall a well-researched book. While reading the book I would Google and research on each topic which was mentioned in the book and every topic is like an ocean with tremendous depth and bringing it all in a single book is commendable. Pronunciation of Arabic and Muslim names in narration is how a westerner will pronounce but not entirely correct. Overall good narration with a strong voice.

  • Bushra Rehman

    As a Muslim, I thought it might be interesting to listen to a historical book about my religion. However, the book was pretty boring. Lacking many specific details, it didn\'t hold my attention past a couple of hours. It\'s written in a high academic tone so you better be able to understand uncommonly used words. The narration\'s voice is fine but some things are pronounced with incorrect emphasis on the wrong letters. I had to wonder at times what he was saying in a word.