write an article on Comparative Book Review : Carl Ernsts and Mona Siddiquis book. It needs to be at least 2250 words. To evaluate on this occurrence, the following study will conduct a literature review on two religious texts. Carl Ernst’s Following Muhammad, and Mona Siddiqui’s How to Read the Qur’an. Within it, the similarities and differences as appearing in the expression of religion’s understanding and themes will be highlighted.
Ernst’s book, Following Muhammad is created from a Muslim perspective. This is the same with Siddiqui’s How to Read the Quran book. Ernst’s perspective takes to explaining the spirituality of Islam’s resources by elaborating on controversies and diversity within Islam. The central rib of his arguments is focused on the effects that anti-Islam prejudices and Protestantism have inflicted on the religion. Issues such as religion, the new world order, veiling and gender are expounded upon as an understanding of religions is sought. Additionally, the importance of Islam is explained in both the contemporary and traditional settings. On the other hand, Siddiqui’s perspective takes on Islam’s holy book, the Quran. She explains the importance of the Quran to Muslims, which includes understanding God more, and as an assistant to praying. Similar to Ernst, she explores the conjunction between the Islamic and non-Islamic world. In her book, important themes such as salvation, sin, teachings of the Quran, law, and prophecy are featured.
The authors Ernst and Siddiqui discuss relatively the same thing in their books. Collectively, their idea is to “bisect” into the Muslim world and define it clearly to the world, and particularly non-Muslims who seem to wrongly perceive of the religion. In his book, Ernst provides a century-long standoff between Muslims and the Western world in which he reveals that the two have always been suspicious of each other. However, the reality broke surface after 9/11.