North America

The United States has a contorted relationship with Islam. Contemporary views tend to be framed by the September 11 attacks, despite the fact that Muslims have been part of the national mosaic since the country’s earliest days. In America, the town square of public debate provides a framework for the West to better reconcile its Christian heritage with this other Abrahamic faith.

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Threading My Prayer Rug
One Woman’s Journey from Pakistani Muslim to American Muslim
Sabeeha Rehman

Muslim immigrants in America commonly fight two biases. One tied to their faith; the other tied to their national origin. Threading My Prayer Rug is about both. The narrative offers an inside angle on how one family struggled to find their home in the United States, amid a hostile political background. Readers will appreciate the author’s ability to poke fun at herself and her family. Her wisdom highlights a universal message about finding faith in a complex marketplace of ideas


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