American Crescent

American Crescent

A Muslim Cleric on the Power of His Faith, the Struggle Against Prejudice, and the Future of Islam and America

Book - 2007
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One of this country's most important Muslim leaders tells the story of his life and his faith, and why Islam is good for America. Imam Qazwini, who serves the largest Muslim congregation in the United States, offers a look at the tenets and history of Islam, defending it as a faith of peace and diversity, and challenging stereotypes and misconceptions. His own journey began in 1971, when his family fled from Saddam's Iraq to Kuwait and then to war-torn Iran. He came to the United States in 1992 and found a land in which the lack of a common faith necessitated a great effort to create a shared community. By counseling American Muslims--and sharing his religion with those of other beliefs--he came to feel at home in the country he already loved, and he became a trusted advisor to local and national politicians. His story is a heartfelt plea to integrate Islamic teachings into the tolerant traditions of America.--From publisher description.
Publisher: New York : Random House, 2007
Edition: 1st ed
Description: xiv, 282 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
ISBN: 9781400064540
1400064546
Branch Call Number: 297.0973 Qaz
Additional Contributors: Crawford, Brad.

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