Author: Osman Sheikh Ahmed, Ph.D
Publisher: Amana Publications (2006)
Pages: 176 Binding: Paperback
Description from the publisher:
In this book, the author elucidates the universalism and inclusiveness of Islam, and commonality with other great revelations, primarily Abrahamic Traditions. He argues that the fault lines that divide people in today's world are based primarily on fear-based material pursuits and erosion of unifying spiritual principles, and not on differences in faith. Relying exclusively on the Qur'an and the teachings of the Prophet, the author explains Islam's universal message in a language that even those not previously exposed to it can understand.
About the Author
Dr. Osman S. Ahmed, an economist who lives in Washington DC, combines solid grounding in the professional/intellectual world with full grasp of the rich tradition of Islamic spirituality and teachings, gained through study of the Quran, the ultimate source of everything Islamic. Dr. Ahmed received PhD in economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and is a graduate of the Executive Development Program of Harvard Business School. He has written extensively on economic and social issues, taught economics at several universities in the United States, and advised governments on development policy and programs. He is presently with the World Bank where he works with developing countries to achieve economic growth and poverty reduction*.
* The contents of this book and views herein expressed are solely those of the author's; they do not reflect the views or position of the World Bank.