Being Muslim (Groundwork Guides)
Written by Haroon Siddiqui. Series Editor: Jane Springer.
Published by Groundwood Books/House of Anansi Press, 2006.
|Terrorism. Wars. Jihad.
Hijab. Polygamy. Muhammads many wives. Muslim prayer. Female
circumcision. Honour killings. Sharia. Stoning. Status of Muslim women. All
these topics and more are tackled in this fascinating and informative book.
Being Muslim presents an up-front and readable explanation of the most complex and emotion-laden issues of our troubled times. The varying branches of Islam are analyzed and their history outlined -- but the focus is on the present. In speaking about and crossing political, cultural and religious divisions, this book offers a unique perspective, forged in Canada, a country where people from everywhere on earth have found a way to live in peace.
About the author: Haroon Siddiqui, one of Canadas most highly regarded newspaper editors and a past president of PEN Canada, has been a voice of moderation and wisdom in the post9/11 world. A columnist for The Toronto Star, he has a readership that includes people from every corner of the earth and practitioners of all the worlds religions. He has been awarded the Order of Canada, the nations highest civilian honour.
The Groundwork Guides provide an overview of key contemporary political and social issues. Tackling pressing and sometimes controversial topics, these guides offer both a lively introduction and a strong point of view.
This book is suitable for ages 14 and up.
"[The Groundwork Guides] are excellent books, mandatory for school libraries and the increasing body of young people prepared to take ownership of the situations and problems previous generations have left them." The Globe and Mail
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