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Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
It was a good book that offered a historical yet easy to understand perspective on Islam. I think it would increase ones knowledge of the religion, and give us facts that we didn't know about.
What does Al Remington bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
The narration was good, but not great. He put a good effort in the names, but some of them didn't flow well, and got me guessing on what he was referring to. Overall, a good voice that made the listen flow.
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"I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the narrator in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom."
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Would you try another book from Mo Natour and/or Al Remington?
Would you be willing to try another book from Mo Natour? Why or why not?
Probably not. The introduction states that this book was written for those who had no knowledge of the religion. I think the author missed a great opportunity to do just that. I try to listen to as much as I can about different religions. So much basic information was left out that it would still leave those with little knowledge wondering about the contradictions portrayed in today's media. A couple glaring examples are the Profit's miraculous journey to Jerusalem and how that city plays out in today's world. Another is the Shiite-Sunni split after Mohammad's death. The two factions were peaceful for a time, but are becoming more violent in some countries. Only a couple sentences about the way the Quran has been taken out of context the way ISIS and the Taliban have done, and not even mentioning them by name. They are talked about on a daily basis and someone without knowledge of the religion wonders if this is what ISLAM is about.
Would you listen to another book narrated by Al Remington?
Possibly. The narrator has a very rich reading voice, but had a hard time with some of the Islamic names and phrases. Honestly the phrase "peace be upon him" tended to get old. I understand that it is done out of respect, but it interrupted the context of the thought that was being read, and was not done consistently. There were mistakes made in the reading which in other audio books would have been re-recorded.
If this book were a movie would you go see it?
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"This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBoom dot com."
I did enjoy again hearing what Islam was intended to be. There were so many examples of today's Islam not being that way. The book says that women are free and have the same rights as men, and that they can choose whether to cover their body or not. That part is true in America, but there are examples of Muslim countries where women are punished for not being fully covered, and can't go out without an escort, or are not allowed to drive. That Islam requires living in peace with other religions, and not destroying their places of worship. Some have taken the Quran to say that everyone must convert to Islam or be killed. Look what the Taliban and ISIS have done to historic religious sites, and people who do not accept their version of Islam.
I could go on, but overall I again thought the author missed a chance to explain the things that go on today in the name of Islam.
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