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On Being a Muslim

Finding a Religious Path in the World Today

Published by Oneworld Publications
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

A personal account of Muslim life in the modern world and the trials it raises

Funny, challenging, controversial, passionate and unforgiving, this is an unprecedented personal account of a Muslim's life in the modern world. A perceptive ground-breaking account of modern Islam, there is a great deal to be learnt from this book by anyone interested in the burning social and spiritual issues of the day.

Dr Farid Esack has an international reputation as a Muslim scholar, speaker and human rights activist. He has lectured widely on religion and Islamic studies and also served as a Commissioner for Gender Equality with Nelson Mandela's government. He has authored numerous Islamic books and is currently the Visiting Professor of Islamic Studies at Harvard Divinity School.

  • Publisher: Oneworld Publications (October 1, 2013)
  • Length: 224 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781780744575

"This book will help overcome the stereotype that Islam is incompatible with notions of religious and gender freedom. Recommended for general readers and all student levels."

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