Saleh S. Jallad: "Probably the most accurate analysis written in modern times"
Probably the most accurate analysis written in modern times. The courage, depth and precision reflects her enormous knowledge of real Islam as well as the ability to differentiate between the singers and the song over time and space; a feature inherent in all societies. As suggested in my book "The Pedagogy of Arab Governance", din in Arabic, unlike Latin, describes an entire way of life rooted etymologically in the concept of justice and not merely revering the sacred. This is reflected in all the 113 meanings of the word according to the various Arabic etymology books. Thank you Ms. Armstrong for your enlightening interview!