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Crash Course in Islam

By Voices and Visions

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Crash Course in Islam is a production of the Voices and Visions Project from the Center for the Study of Global Change at Indiana University. This weekly podcast debunks common myths about the Islamic faith in brief, informational segments. Learn more at

Customer Reviews

Failed attempt to explain a religion

This is more of a course that crashed rather than a crash course. These people don't know much, and they're not even Muslim. Some society media statistical program. You wouldn't go to a baby doctor with a mechanical problem on your car, so why would you listen to some poor, very poor explanation of what a non Muslim thinks Islam is. And he actually blaspheemed against God All Mighty in one of the clips. Ok how do you sum up one of the largest religions in the world in 1 minute clips? Not worth downloading.

The rare jewel.

I will first admit to not having listened to all of this series but what I did listen to I was quite impressed with. I will secondly admit to being Muslim, I grew up Catholic, though. I embraced Islam almost twelve years ago and have been learning about Islam as I've been learning about this wonderful life God is unfolding before my eyes ever since.

The one thing I have been impressed with when I happen to come across it, regarding Islam as portrayed and/or explained by non-Muslims, is objectivity. This collection is one of those rare jewels I've encountered that I'd recommend to non-Muslims that is also from a non-Muslim source. It appears well-researched and presented in a fairly succinct manner which I can imagine would be of great benefit to this ADHD generation of ours! lol

Don't know much about Islam but would (sincerely) like to and would, perhaps, prefer a non-Muslim source to start off with (hey, I was a skeptic, too)? Then yes, I'd recommend this for you.

Complete Whitewash for western ears

First off, it has no depth. Only gives a 'pretty' description of terms often heard but not understood. Not unlike 'Western' translations of the Quran meant to be 'pleasant' to western rationale. One has to note that unlike the bible, the Quran is meant to be the DIRECT word of Allah, without ANY interpretation of its meaning. Its directives are to be adhered to VERBATIM, or you are to be admonished as an infidel, whom any 'believer' is DIRECTED to do harm to any 'nonbeliever' (women are allowed to be kidnapped first to try to convert). I have read the Quran in its entirerty, not a 'westernized' version that has been changed. I feel that if most muslims living in western countries ever read the unrevised, direct wording, of the REAL Quran, they would completely understand that there is no "Radical" islam. Any muslim who does not torture and kill "non-believers" are the ones who are not following thier own holy book.

Crash Course in Islam
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  • Category: Islam
  • Language: English

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