As Americans, we tend to view world history through the lens of our Western European culture and Judeo-Christian heritage. We trace our narrative back to the Mediterranean world of Greeks and Romans, up through the Dark Ages, the Renaissance, the discovery of the New World and Industrial Revolution, followed by a couple of world wars. Yet this perspective largely omits a whole civilization that saw itself at the center of history, and whose citizens shared a quite different story. Destiny Disrupted: A History of the World through Islamic Eyes by Tamin Ansary (PublicAffairs, 2009) relates history as the Islamic world has experienced it, from Mohammed’s vision through the rise and fall of the Ottoman Empire and up to the current day. In this study group we will seek to gain insight into the Muslim perspective on life, how and why our civilizations grew up oblivious to each other, and what happened when they intersected. Join us for an engaging look at the past, present and future of Islam.