➸ How to Be a Muslim Free ➮ Author Haroon Moghul – Diclofenac16.us

How to Be a Muslim A Young Muslim Leader S Memoir Of His Struggles To Forge An American Muslim Identity.Haroon Moghul Was First Thrust Into The Spotlight After 9 11, As An Undergraduate Leader At New York University S Islamic Center Suddenly, He Was Making Appearances Everywhere On TV, Talking To Interfaith Audiences, Combating Islamophobia In Print He Was Becoming A Prominent Voice For American Muslims Privately, Moghul Had A Complicated Relationship With Islam In High School He Was Barely A Believer And Entirely Convinced He Was Going To Hell He Sometimes Drank He Didn T Pray Regularly All He Wanted Was A Girlfriend.But As Haroon Discovered, It Wasn T So Easy To Leave Religion Behind To Be True To Himself, He Needed To Forge A Unique American Muslim Identity That Reflected His Own Beliefs And Personality How To Be A Muslim Is The Story Of A Young Man Coping With The Crushing Pressure Of A World That Shuns And Fears Muslims, Struggling With His Faith And Searching For Intellectual Forebears, And Suffering The Onset Of Bipolar Disorder This Is The Story Of The Second Generation Immigrant, Of What It S Like To Lose Yourself Between Cultures, And How To Pick Up The Pieces.

➸ How to Be a Muslim  Free ➮ Author Haroon Moghul – Diclofenac16.us
  • Paperback
  • 256 pages
  • How to Be a Muslim
  • Haroon Moghul
  • 15 November 2018
  • 0807020745

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  1. says:

    Haroon Moghul is best known because he was an undergraduate leader at New York University s Islamic Center before, during, and after 9 11 He became a spokesman for a religion that internally, he was not actually all that sure of I learned so much in this book, and I think it is important reading The central conflict between Muslim teachings and American culture and how Haroon struggles through them, relationships that he fails, his struggles with depression and identity This would have been Haroon Moghul is best known because he was an undergraduate leader at New York University s Islamic Center before, during, and after 9 11 He became a spokesman for a religion that internally, he was not actually all that sure of I learned so much in this book, and I think it is important reading The central conflict between Muslim teachings and American culture and how Haroon struggles through them, relationships that he fails, his struggles with depression and identity This would have been a five star book if the writing had been better There are some major grammatical issues throughout, not like mistakes in typing words but in general sentence construction This is a review copy for a book that doesn t come out until June, so I m hopeful that they will really tackle some of those Without that work, it s still worth the read because of the journey and what you will learn about one person s experience bein...


  2. says:

    Haroon Moghul rose to national prominence in the wake of 9 11, as an undergrad leader at NYU s Islamic Center His memoirs promise a look at what it s like to be an American born Muslim, pulled between personal faith and public identity Sadly, this book doesn t quite deliver Partly this is because the book is marketed around Moghul s prominence as what he terms a professional Muslim , and yet steadfastly refuses to get into any kind of detail about his career beyond the fact that he s mostly Haroon Moghul rose to national prominence in the wake of 9 1...


  3. says:

    A great memoir by an author I know well It is in a sense of coming of age story for someone caught in the position of being stuck between two identities, and very sincerely struggling to believe in something that they feel they cannot deny The writin...


  4. says:

    I had two primary reasons for reading this book 1 I wanted to understand what it means to grow up Muslim in a country that often systematically oppresses and stigmatizes people of the faith and 2 I wanted to gain a broader understanding of what it means to have faith, since I am a Christian myself I long tofully embrace my faith, to understand what it means to l...


  5. says:

    The trials and tribulations of Haroon Moghul are certainly an interesting tale to be read not only by Muslims but by anyone wanting to understand about Muslims in general Certainly, being a minority is hard enough and add to the current Islamophobia surrounding the world it is indeed challenging fo...


  6. says:

    I ve always been fascinated by religion, but this book has shown me that my knowledge of Islam, though greater than most Americans , is sorely lacking Moghul does an excellent job of informing his readers of the true Islam, the religion of love, not the fundamentalist version that leads to suicide bombers and membership in al Qaeda It s also ...


  7. says:

    I met the author when he gave a talk on his book at the Miami Book Fair I came to the talk with a goal A writer of fiction myself, I had just sold my first story with a Muslim character However, I d yet to attempt a Muslim POV character, because I did not know enough to pull off the interiority required I enjoyed Moghul s banter at the talk with several audience members, revealing shared experiences of growing up Muslim I decided to purchase the book and enjoyed a brief conversation with th I met the author when he gave a talk on his book at the Miami Book Fair I came to the talk with a goal A writer of fiction myself, I had just sold my first story with a Muslim character However, I d yet to attempt a Muslim POV character, because I did not know enough to pull off the interiority required I enjoyed Moghul s banter at the talk with several audience members, revealing shared experiences of growing up Muslim I decided to purchase the book and enjoyed a brief conversation with the author when I had him sign it In reading it, I was indeed offered further insight into the experiences that formed Moghul as an American Muslim I especially appreciated the insights coming both from his study of philosophy and his study of Islam The author acquainted me with Muslim scholars of which I was not previously aware and pulled it ...


  8. says:

    I will admit that this book was a struggle to finish, and I was disappointed with it in the end I wanted to learnabout what being a Muslim in modern day America is like, some insight into Islam as a religion, and perhaps the reality vs expectations of a Muslim growing up in the United States I read the book after hearing an interview with the auth...


  9. says:

    Islam is a religion, yes, but Islam is also a cultural identity, a heritage, an ethnic marker, a civilization, and sometimesthese things than faith To be Muslim is to be the stunted descendant of giants, to live in the ruin of your own civilization When we re...


  10. says:

    One of my favorite things about How to be a Muslim, was the authors honesty He was very open about his life and the struggles he faced while he was a young kid in high school to a college student in NYC We all spend great portions of our lives trying to find oursel...

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