Children of Dust: A Portrait of a Muslim as a Young Man (Review)

To say that this book chronicles a man’s journey away from extremism is overly simplistic. Rather, Eteraz really gets into the nitty-gritty of his family’s conservative life in Pakistan, the struggles they encountered to maintain their faith after relocating to the US, the encounters that he had with “fundamentalism” (including, but not at all limited to, ultra-conservative sects), and then his ultimate quest to find “real” Islam, and himself in the process.

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