Growing Up Muslim: Understanding the Beliefs and Practices of Islam

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Delacorte Press, 2012 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 224 pages
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Author Sumbul Ali-Karamali offers her personal account, discussing the many and varied questions she fielded from curious friends and schoolmates while growing up in Southern California—from diet, to dress, to prayer and holidays and everything in between. She also provides an academically reliable introduction to Islam, addressing its inception, development and current demographics.

Through this engaging work, readers will gain a better understanding of the everyday aspects of Muslim American life, to dispel many of the misconceptions that still remain and open a dialogue for tolerance and acceptance.

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Review: Growing Up Muslim: Understanding the Beliefs and Practices of Islam

User Review  - Emilee - Goodreads

This book is simply and delightfully written. It was so fascinating to learn more about the beliefs, customs, and practices of the Muslim people. The author lives in Southern California and often ... Read full review

Review: Growing Up Muslim: Understanding the Beliefs and Practices of Islam

User Review  - Deb Hendry - Goodreads

I sought out this type of book when I accidently and truly unknowingly placed a couple students who I knew to be Muslim in a quandry by offering them Starburst as a reward. I was unaware that this and ... Read full review


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About the author (2012)

SUMBUL ALI-KARAMALI grew up in Southern California, answering questions about Islam. She holds a B.A. from Stanford University, a J. D. from the University of California at Davis, and a graduate degree in Islamic Law from the University of London's School of Oriental and African Studies. She has served as a teaching assistant in Islamic Law at SOAS and a research associate at the Centre of Islamic and Middle Eastern Law in London. Her highly praised adult book is The Muslim Next Door: The Qur'an, the Media, and that Veil Thing, an academically reliable introduction to what Muslims believe and practice, but one written in the personal, anecdotal, everyday context of growing up Muslim in America.

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