The Taqwacores (Review)

Title: The Taqwacores Author: Michael Muhammad Knight Publication Year: 2004 Pages: 254 Genre: Fiction Source: Purchased from a bookstore in Beirut From the cover: Yusef is living in Buffalo, New York with a group of Muslim punks. A pot-smoking mohawked Sufi called Jehangir plays the rooftop call to prayer on his electric guitar, while debates […]

A Hologram for the King (Review)

Title: A Hologram for the King Author: Dave Eggers Publication Year: 2012 Pages: 352 Genre: Fiction Source: Purchased from the Virgin Megastore in Dubai Mall From the cover: In a rising Saudi Arabian city, far from the weary, recession-scarred America, a struggling businessman pursues a last-ditch attempt to stave off foreclosure, pay his daughter’s college […]

Alif the Unseen (Review)

Title: Alif the Unseen Author: G. Willow Wilson Publication Year: 2012 Pages: 448 Genre: Fiction Source: Purchased from Kinokuniya From the cover: He calls himself Ali – few people know his real name – a young man born in a Middle Eastern city that straddles the ancient and modern worlds. When Alif meets the aristocratic […]

Ramadan Reading (2013)

During the month of Ramadan (July 10 – August 8), I am going to be posting daily reviews of books that deal with Islam, as well as other discussion posts related to the topics that come out of these books. I will be writing about both fiction and non-fiction books, and from a variety of […]

The Perfect Gentleman: A Muslim Boy Meets the West (Review)

Title: The Perfect Gentleman: A Muslim Boy Meets the West Author/Narrator: Imran Ahmad Publication Year: 2012 Pages: 352 (audio length: 11 hours 34 minutes) Genre: Non-Fiction, Memoir Source: Audiobook version purchased from Audible.com From the cover: Both deliciously funny and deeply insightful, THE PERFECT GENTLEMAN is a beguiling multi-layered memoir that has touched the hearts […]

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