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On Being a Muslim

Finding a Religious Path in the World Today

Published by Oneworld Publications
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

A personal account of Muslim life in the modern world and the trials it raises

Funny, challenging, controversial, passionate and unforgiving, this is an unprecedented personal account of a Muslim's life in the modern world. A perceptive ground-breaking account of modern Islam, there is a great deal to be learnt from this book by anyone interested in the burning social and spiritual issues of the day.

Dr Farid Esack has an international reputation as a Muslim scholar, speaker and human rights activist. He has lectured widely on religion and Islamic studies and also served as a Commissioner for Gender Equality with Nelson Mandela's government. He has authored numerous Islamic books and is currently the Visiting Professor of Islamic Studies at Harvard Divinity School.

"This book will help overcome the stereotype that Islam is incompatible with notions of religious and gender freedom. Recommended for general readers and all student levels."

– Choice

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