How to Be A Muslim

How to Be A Muslim

An American Story

Book - 2017
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A young Muslim leader{u2019}s memoir of his struggles to forge an American Muslim identity.
Publisher: Boston :, Beacon Press,, [2017]
ISBN: 9780807020746
Characteristics: 231 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: You go to sleep, and you wake up dead
How the hell the apple fell
Linda was a cheerleader
Judge none choose one
Catholic girls
Hi, I am not a Christian
Which of these two Land Cruisers will you deny?
And Shams is the sun
"Are you there, Muhammad? It's me, God."
A planet called Medina
The falafel philosophy
You think you need to get married
Between the Dome of the Rock and a hard place
Wake me up when September ends
Make it look like you're working
The gravedigger said
The late, great Mosque of Córdoba
How to be an idiot
The bigamist
Emirate state of mind
Jet engine oven
Matthew and son
Who shot the Shatri
Gazi Husrev begging the question
Muslim prefers Virgin.
Summary: A young Muslim leader{u2019}s memoir of his struggles to forge an American Muslim identity.


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Aug 30, 2017

The Library Journal and Publisher's Weekly comments are direct and to the point and is a good contribution to the field of immigrant men especially Muslim men, hopes of families and unspoken hopes and fears, as well as dealing with mental illness. It is a heavy and serious book.

I had heard the author, Haroon Moghul, a Pakistani-American, interviewed on NPR about his book and also about his experience as a participant and later Fellow in Jewish-Muslim Relations at the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America. He is also a Contributor at the Center for Global Policy. I had hoped that the book would include a significant about about his experience at the Shalom Hartman Institute but it did not. I would love to know more about that as the work of the institute seems very important and I'd love to know Moghul's thoughts about it.

ser_library Jul 22, 2017

important perspective, well written and sometimes funny, showing how humans behave irrespective of their home culture. best to read with a day between each chapter for there is much to think about.


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