No god but God: The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam
No god but God No god but God
The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam
New York For my mother, Soheyla,
and my father, Hassan
Copyright © 2005 by Reza Aslan
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No god but God : the origins, evolution, and future of Islam / Reza Aslan.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
1. Islam. 2. Islam—Essence, genius, nature. 3. Islam—History. I. Title.
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Book design by Meryl Sussman Levavi
Thank you, Mom and Dad, for never doubting me; Catherine Bell,
for getting me started; Frank Conroy, for giving me a shot; Elyse
Cheney, for ﬁnding me; Daniel Menaker, for trusting me; Amanda For-
tini, for ﬁxing me; my teachers, for challenging me; and Ian Werrett,
for absolutely everything else. In the name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful Contents
Prologue: The Clash of Monotheisms xi
Author’s Note xxi
Chronology of Key Events xxiii
1. The Sanctuary in the Desert
PRE-ISLAMIC ARABIA 3
2. The Keeper of the Keys
MUHAMMAD IN MECCA 23
3. The City of the Prophet
THE FIRST MUSLIMS 50
4. Fight in the Way of God
THE MEANING OF JIHAD 75
5. The Rightly Guided Ones
THE SUC CESSORS TO MUHAMMAD 107
6. This Religion Is a Science
THE DEVELOPMENT OF ISLAMIC THEOLOGY AND LAW 140
7. In the Footsteps of Martyrs
FROM SHI‘ISM TO KHOMEINISM 171
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