Being Muslim

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Groundwood Books, Aug 28, 2006 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 160 pages
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Since 9/11, the world has been confronted with the most volatile facets of Islam with little explanation of how or why these controversial elements developed. Written by one of North America's most honored journalists, "Being Muslim" presents an up-front and clear explanation of this complex and emotion-laden subject.
Although the varying branches of Islam are analyzed and their history outlined, the real focus of the book is on the present. In speaking about and crossing political, cultural, and religious divisions, the author offers a unique perspective based on life in Canada, a country in which diverse groups of people have found a way to live in peace. Aimed at young adults, the book offers invaluable insight to readers of all ages, cultures, and religious traditions.

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User Review  - ronicadibartolo - LibraryThing

I recommend this book for all people to read. It explains the Muslim faith and how difficult it is to be Muslim in this time. I see Muslims in a different light now. They have to deal with so much ... Read full review

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User Review  - fadeledu - LibraryThing

Some sections are very good, but in others, marrying non-Muslims. This author is either ignorant or dishonest, in reporting what the Qur'an and shariah say. Read full review

Contents

Acknowledgments
9
European Muslims
38
The Faith
56
Copyright

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