Book Giveaway–How To Be A Muslim: An American Story by Haroon Moghul


Last year, I was lucky enough to win a copy of How to Be A Muslim via Goodreads. 

Haroon Moghul was thrust into the spotlight after 9/11, becoming an undergraduate leader at New York University’s Islamic Center forced into appearances everywhere: on TV, before interfaith audiences, in print. Moghul was becoming a prominent voice for American Muslims even as he struggled with his relationship to Islam. In high school he was barely a believer and entirely convinced he was going to hell. He sometimes drank. He didn’t pray regularly. All he wanted was a girlfriend.

But as he discovered, it wasn’t so easy to leave religion behind. To be true to himself, he needed to forge a unique American Muslim identity that reflected his beliefs and personality. How to Be a Muslim reveals a young man coping with the crushing pressure of a world that fears Muslims, struggling with his faith and searching for intellectual forebears, and suffering the onset of bipolar disorder. This is the story of the second-generation immigrant, of what it’s like to lose yourself between cultures and how to pick up the pieces.

I thought it would be a good book to kick off my weekly Book Giveway.

To enter, follow me on Twitter, Instagram, or leave a comment below with a means to contact you. Each follow will be consider an entry so you can have up to 3 entries. Winner will be announced next Tuesday (Sept. 18). 

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