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The roots of Islam

The book underlines other distinctions between Yahweh and Allah

GOD IN THE QURAN
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GOD IN THE QUR’AN

Jack Miles

Alfred A Knopf 

241 pages; $26.95

MUHAMMAD

Prophet of Peace Amid the Clash of Empires

Juan Cole

Nation Books

326 pages; $28

Is Allah, the God of Muslims, a different deity from the one worshipped by Jews and Christians? Is he even perhaps a strange “moon god,” a relic from Arab paganism, as some anti-Islamic polemicists have argued?

What about Allah’s apostle, Muhammad? Was he a militant prophet who imposed his new religion by the sword, leaving a bellicose legacy that still drives today’s Muslim terrorists?

Two new books may help answer such questions,
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First Published: Dec 31 2018 | 12:52 AM IST

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