Heaven on Earth: A Journey Through Shari'a Law from the Deserts of Ancient Arabia to the Streets of the Modern Muslim World by Sadakat Kadri
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This is a ton of history and information crammed into 300 pages. I felt like I would have benefited greatly from having some sort of name chart or graph to keep all the historical names sorted out. I'm not good with names anyway so it was hard to remember who came from which group. All that aside, this book is very informative and explains things in such a clear matter that I finally feel like a have a grasp on why some things are. It really goes a long way to explaining why some things have happened and why some groups believe the things they do. It might even be a good book to include in some school classes so people don't just believe what the media tells them and actually start understanding a very large group of the population.
This review is thanks to a free book received from GoodReads First Reads.
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