Embracing The World.

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Embracing The World

Ori Z. Soltes

Tughra Books

345 Clifton Avenue, Clifton, NJ 07011

9781597842884, $14.95, www.amazon.com

Fethullah Gulen (born 27 April 1941) is a Turkish writer, former imam and preacher, and Islamic opinion leader. He is the founder of the Gulen movement. He currently lives in a self-imposed exile in Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania, USA. Gulen teaches an Anatolian (Hanafi) version of Islam, deriving from Sunni Muslim scholar Bediuzzaman Said Nursi's teachings and modernizes them. Gulen has stated his belief in science, interfaith dialogue among the People of the Book, and multi-party democracy. He has initiated such dialogue with the Vatican and some Jewish organizations. Gulen is actively involved in the societal debate concerning the future of the Turkish state, and Islam in the modern world. "Embracing the World: Fethullah Gulen's Thought...

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