How to be a Muslim: an American story

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Beacon Press,
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[2017]
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English
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A young Muslim leader?s memoir of his struggles to forge an American Muslim identity Haroon Moghul was thrust into the spotlight after 9/11, becoming an undergraduate leader at New York University?s Islamic Center forced into appearances everywhere- on TV, before interfaith audiences, in print. Moghul was becoming a prominent voice for American Muslims even as he struggled with his relationship to 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 he 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 beliefs and personality. How to Be a Muslim reveals a young man coping with the crushing pressure of a world that 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.
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9780807020746
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subject_facet Autobiographies, Identification (Religion), Islam -- Essence, genius, nature, Moghul, Haroon, Muslims -- United States -- Biography, Pakistani Americans -- Biography
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