Friday, July 29, 2011

Islam and the Discovery of Freedom - Review

When I say Little House on the Prairie what is the first thing that comes to mind? Probably not Islam right? But the author of this book is the daughter of the author who wrote that series. Did you ever wonder why Pa was named Almanzo? You will find out when you read this book. Rose Wilder Lane wrote this book in a white heat about Islam and how men are free under it, throughout history. Although there are some errors, these are corrected throughout by Imad-ad-Dean Ahmad, Ph.D. I really enjoyed this book and it made me wonder about other people like this. They become quite intimate with Islamic information and even defend Muslims and yet never end up embracing Islam. I was very familiar with most of the information but it was like a walk down islamic memory lane. I thought about my ancestors and wondered if any of them were ever crusaders and if they had ever come in contact with Islam at all. I was once again reminded of their uncleanliness as well. That never fails to amuse me. Even my native ancestors were cleaner than my European ones; taking baths in the dead of winter. But I digress. This is a quick read and I highly recommend it.


  1. Oh-my-God. I had read negative reviews on the Little House on the Prairie in that it de-humanises the experiences of ethnic Americans. So I assumed it was a racist series and didn't buy it for my children. I'm rather shocked to read that the authors daughter had a positive view of Islam. This is interesting. Have you read the children's series?
    After clicking on the link of Islam and the Discovery of Freedom, I noticed there are several low star ratings on the book at Amazon. Have you considered writing a positive review with high star ratings to help support the book?

  2. I did read the series when I was a kid and watched the show too. I can't recall anything against any ethnic group. It was a long time ago but I usually remember such things as its something I can't stand.

    I hadn't thought about writing a review for amazon although they always ask you when you buy something. I should do that.

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