Regular price: £1.89

Membership details Membership details
  • A 30-day trial plus your first audiobook, free
  • 1 credit/month after trial – choose any book, any price
  • Easy exchanges – swap any book you don’t love
  • Keep your audiobooks, even if you cancel
  • Free, unlimited access to Audio Shows
  • After your trial, Audible is just £7.99/month
OR
In Basket

Editor reviews

The recent decade has seen the faith of Islam, with its criticisms and celebrations, pushed to the front of public discussion. The remarkable program, Live at the 92nd Street Y, has brought in two incredible minds to discuss some of the major issues that concern Islam and its place in contemporary society. Best-selling author Irshad Manji, along with politician and author Ayaan Hirsi Ali, conduct an engaging and thought-provoking discussion about what is needed to help Islam keep up with modern times.

Summary

In this visit to New York's 92nd Street Y, Irshad Manji and Ayaan Hirsi Ali discuss the trouble with Islam.

Irshad Manji is the best-selling author of The Trouble with Islam Today: A Muslim's Call for Reform in Her Faith. Manji has been called by The New York Times "Osama bin Laden's worst nightmare". The winner of Oprah Winfrey's first annual 'Chutzpah Award', Manji is currently a visiting fellow at Yale University and is producing a feature film about what there is to love within Islam.

Ayaan Hirsi Ali, the author of The Caged Virgin: An Emancipation Proclamation for Women and Islam, advocates the need for democratic governments to commit to defending the human rights of women in the Islamic world. Ali is a Dutch feminist and politician. She is a prominent (and often controversial) author, film maker, and critic of Islam.

(P)2006 92 nd Street Young Men's and Young Women's Hebrew Association

What members say

Average customer ratings

Overall

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    11
  • 4 Stars
    6
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    1

Performance

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    8
  • 4 Stars
    4
  • 3 Stars
    1
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    1

Story

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    8
  • 4 Stars
    5
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    1
Sort by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

A Dialogue

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes. Everyone should be a part of this conversation.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Irshad Manji and Ayaan Hirsi Ali at the 92nd Street Y on The Trouble with Islam?

Learning that there is growing momentum for an Islamic reform, a modernisation, an incorporation of modern human rights and values, including woman's rights, into Islam. Small, but growing.

What does the narrator bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

There is no book.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

It's not a book.

Any additional comments?

Shalom.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Two amazingly courageous women!!

Listen and be inspired.
I haven't heard of Irshad Manji before and I'm glad to have not been introduced now.
Ayaan Hirsi Ali is an inspiration and one of the people whose disent may bring about a reformation for Islam. I hope...

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Two very different women talk about islam


Avery interesting conversation on religious intolerance, and how it affects a very large portion of society. This two ladies are very eloquent and articulate about the subject while coming from different positions both share the danger of opposing, or commenting on islam.

Women are the most affected by religious and cultural dictums and need to be at the forefront of the defence of women’s rights and human rights, at a time when western feminist think that these rights only apply to western women and never defend the rights of women from different cultures with vehemence they use for their own, forgetting that human rights are universal and that physical and mental abuse has no colour or religion, and that cultures are not sacred cows that are more important than the rights of individuals or human beings.

In a time when speaking out can be dangerous, ideas have more importance and value and this is a good forum to begin that dialog with free speech among intelligent women that really have something to share.

6 of 10 people found this review helpful

Sort by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Myrna
  • 02-05-07

Hope for Islam

Very well informed. Both ladies start with similar backrounds take different paths and end up in similar positions. Pleasant and exciting speakers. Also humorous. Shows how politics and agendas have tainted a religion. HIGHLY RECCOMEND!

9 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Rev. David B. Smith
  • 10-07-15

An enjoyable (if short) experience

Worth listening to if you're a fan of Irshad Manji (and I am) albeit short

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars
  • James
  • 10-03-15

Commendable Women!

If more Muslims and ex-Muslims communicated with these women's verve and urgency, it would be a better world. I particularly like the intimate confession of Ayaan Hirsi Ali's moral support of Irshad Manji as a Muslim, though she herself cannot place a faith in Islam.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
  • C.R.Antoniak
  • 04-02-16

Muslims taking responsibility for their own

This was a good lecture by two women who represent peaceful Islam. It's a good speech.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Debi
  • 02-10-14

Very Good!

I could listen to Hirsi Ali all day! Wish more people would listen to what she has to say.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful