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Hostility Towards Islam in Western Literature Marwa Saad Mahmoud

Hostility Towards Islam in Western Literature

Marwa Saad Mahmoud

Published July 25th 2014
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109 pages
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 About the Book 

On October 2001, the writer read an article written by Mr. Mohamed Salmawy in Al-Ahram Newspaper. Once she finished reading the article, she decided immediately to write her thesis in the light of his work. The book is based on the writer MasterMoreOn October 2001, the writer read an article written by Mr. Mohamed Salmawy in Al-Ahram Newspaper. Once she finished reading the article, she decided immediately to write her thesis in the light of his work. The book is based on the writer Master thesis entitled Discourse of the British Empire: Analysis of Naipaul’s “Beyond Belief: Islamic Excursions Among the Converted People” & “Among the Believers: An Islamic Journey”. The position of Naipaul as a writer is debatable whether he is colonial or postcolonial. The colonial perspective on Naipauls works was covered entirely by critics pertaining to the societies generally known as uncivilized. However, no critic analyzed how the colonial perspective in Naipauls works was reflected in his point of view on Islam. The book analyzes in detail the colonial perspective of Islam in Naipauls two travel books.Naipaul had a strong need to be acquainted with the Muslim religion and culture. Therefore, he decided to travel to four Islamic countries, Iran, Pakistan, Malaysia and Indonesia. The out come of this journey is Naipauls first travel book, Among the Believers: An Islamic Journey . Naipauls second travel book Beyond Belief- Islamic Excursion Among The Converted People, informs the reader about the status of these four Islamic countries under Islamic rule. He shows how Islam has negatively affected these countries and drawn them backwards. While under the colonial rule they were developing.