THE MUSLIM CRADLE, WITH ASMA AFSARUDDIN

In this fascinating hour Caer speaks with Dr. Asma Afsaruddin, Islamic scholar and author of the book The First Muslims: History and Memory. Among topics discussed: Afsaruddin's journey as Islamic scholar and woman; her discovery of the inclusive nature of the early Muslim community; how this changed over time, and why; the similarities between the early Christian and Islamic communities.