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by Sumbul Ali-Karamali

The Muslim Next Door: The Qur'an, the Media, and That Veil Thing epub ebook

Author: Sumbul Ali-Karamali
Category: Humanities
Language: English
Publisher: White Cloud Press; 1 edition (September 1, 2008)
Pages: 260 pages
ISBN: 0974524565
ISBN13: 978-0974524566
Rating: 4.8
Votes: 773
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The Muslim Next Door is an excellent place to start. Sumbul Ali-Karamali presents Islam as a living and lived faith

The Muslim Next Door is an excellent place to start. Sumbul Ali-Karamali presents Islam as a living and lived faith.

The Muslim Next Door book. Ali-Karamali says she was encouraged to write the book because most Americans are complely ignorant on Islam and Muslim viewpoints. I can't disagree with her, but if this is your only introduction to that world, the odds are you'll stop a few chapters in and just give up. I finished it because it was for one of This is a book about an important topic that won't be read by the people who need to read it. And for the people who are open to the topic, they'll find it was written by the wrong author.

Author Sumbul Ali-Karamali's vivid anecdotes about growing up Muslim and female in the West, along with her sensitive, scholarly overview of Islam, combine for a uniquely insightful look at the world's fastest growing religion. Bronze Medal Winner of the Independent Publishers Award 2009 -. Since 9/11, stories about Muslims and the Islamic world have flooded headlines, politics, and water-cooler conversations all across the country. And, although Americans hear about Islam on a daily basis, there remains no clear explanation of Islam or its people.

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by Sumbul Ali-Karamali. Growing Up Muslim: Understanding the Beliefs and Practices of Islam. Bronze Medal Winner of the Independent Publishers Award 2009 - Since 9/11, stories about Muslims and the Islamic world have flooded headlines, politics, and water-cooler conversations all across the country.

The Muslim Next Door clears away the misconceptions about Islam and why they flourish –media distortion, confusion . Ali-Karamali doesn’t shy away from difficult questions, or gloss over them.

Lofty promises, I thought. She splits up her book into 11 chapters, and tackles the issues the media loves to talk about (veiling, stoning, jihad etc). She takes the major misconceptions about Islam and deconstructs them into base elements before explaining them.

The Muslim Next Door: The Qur'an, the Media, and That Veil Thing . by Sumbul Ali-Karamali. The Muslim Next Door offers easy-to-understand yet academically sound answers to these questions while also dispelling commonly held misconceptions. Written from the point of view of an American Muslim, the book addresses what readers in the Western world are most curious about, beginning with the basics of Islam and how Muslims practice their religion before easing into more complicated issues like jihad, Islamic fundamentalism, and the status of women in Islam.

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Award-Winning Author and Speaker. Demystifying Shari'ah: What It Is, How It Works, and Why It's Not Taking Over Our Country. Growing Up Muslim: Understanding the Beliefs and Practices of Islam SKU: 978-0385740968. The Muslim Next Door: The Qur'an, the Media, and that Veil Thing SKU: 9780974524566. Follow Me: The Muslim Next Door: The Qur'an, the Media, and that Veil Thing.

Bronze Medal Winner of the Independent Publishers Award 2009Since 9/11, stories about Muslims and the Islamic world have flooded headlines, politics, and water-cooler conversations all across the country. And, although Americans hear about Islam on a daily basis, there remains no clear explanation of Islam or its people. The Muslim Next Door offers easy-to-understand yet academically sound answers to these questions while also dispelling commonly held misconceptions. Written from the point of view of an American Muslim, the book addresses what readers in the Western world are most curious about, beginning with the basics of Islam and how Muslims practice their religion before easing into more complicated issues like jihad, Islamic fundamentalism, and the status of women in Islam. Author Sumbul Ali-Karamali's vivid anecdotes about growing up Muslim and female in the West, along with her sensitive, scholarly overview of Islam, combine for a uniquely insightful look at the world's fastest growing religion.
Reviews (7)
Kelerana
This is not my first review. I first wrote a 5-star review of this book just after it was published, which was when I decided to make this book an assigned readings in an undergraduate course I teach in Human Development. It has now been close to 10 years that I've used this book in my classes and without exception, I continue to receive such student comments about the book as, "I never knew..."; "this was as enjoyable to read as it was informative, and then just THIS evening: "This book [The Muslim Next Door] allowed me an inside perspective, almost like having a friend that I can learn from." Although it was 1:00 in the morning when I read this student's response to Ali-Karamali's book, I had no choice than to stop reading more student papers and, instead, reaffirm my original 5-star rating of this book.In my opinion, Sumbul Ali-Karamali's book stands head to head with other books that I have also used in my classes - but have long been classics in their field, such as: Ruth BEHAR'S "Translated Women" on a Latino growing up south of the border; Anne FADIMAN'S "The Spirit Catches You and You All Fall Down" on the many challenges of working across cultures in the health care industry; Arlie Russel HOCHSCHILD's many essays on dealing with family emotions in today's fast-paced globalized world; Nancy ISENBERG'S "White Trash" history; Mary PIPHER'S another country on the elderly; and Malcolm MARGOLIN on "The Ohlone Way"; not to mention Malcom-X's autobiography.

Simple
I bought this after hearing Ms. Ali-Karamali speak at a local college and found her very friendly and open when fielding questions on the Muslim faith. She stayed behind after for those I suspect had questions but didn't want to speak up in a room full of people.
As my headline reads, This was great for those with no or little familiarity with the Muslim faith as well as for Muslims who are looking for a way to help explain it to others. I'm in the 40 and my parents are in their 70's and we all enjoyed and were fascinated by this book (from what I understand she has another version for younger readers). My father, who has really been trying for a few years to grasp an overall understanding and particular aspects of the religion, especially enjoyed it. The book has a few pop-culture references to help us feel relatable to the author, this really wasn't surprising after hearing her speak. I have a couple Muslim friends, who use the simple way it breaks down the fundamentals of the religion to explain it to others.

Vital Beast
This is such a wonderful book and especially important right now. Written in a very warm, personal and sometimes humorous style, The Musliim Next Door educates about Muslims and Islam without being lecturey and is a good read for both those familiar and unfamiliar with the faith. Ms. Ali-Karamali's prose flows very nicely and makes the book one of those "just one more chapter before I put it down for the night" books. This would be a very good book to have on a syllabus for courses related to cultural awareness/sensitivity or even in a world religions course. I thoroughly enjoyed it and highly recommend it.

Lyrtois
I have lived and worked in an Islamic country and find this book a refreshing and inspiring discussion of Islam, as it is understood and practiced by most Muslims.

The author's feminine perspective on her religion is also most welcome. And the legislators who strive to "protect" us from shari'a religious law would benefit from her lawyerly explanation of this (very rough) Islamic parallel to Jewish halakhah or Catholic canon law.

Her book, however, presents Islam as most Muslims understand and practice it, i.e., as it is supposed to be. This can lead her to gloss over some real-world minority practices. For example, she discusses veiling very well, and points out that the Qur'an calls only for modesty and does not prescribe the veil. But she has nothing to say about the wretched Afghan burqa and Saudi abaya' and the position of women in those societies.

And she correctly writes that certain appalling pre-Islamic cultural practices, e.g., honor killing and genital mutilation, are no part of Islam. But there are Muslims, however wrongly, who still justify such practices on religious grounds after nearly 1400 years.

So I have to call this book an A minus, or 4 1/2 stars rather than 5. But it's an excellent and authoritative read, and a most useful corrective to the irrational hatred spewed out over the Internet. Read this excellent book and find out what the religion of 1.7 billion people is all about. "The Muslim next door" will be our neighbor for a very long time.

Sironynyr
A necessary read for people who desire to learn more about our Muslim neighbors and the faith that they practice. Like the rest of our neighbors, they come from complicated cultures and families.
A fun and serious read.

Berenn
I learned much, and now at least have some appreciation of Muslim culture and the fact that they should not all be condemned as enemies. Communication is the foundation understanding, which is the foundation of peace.

Kefym
Have already reviewed this excellent book. Have been buying this and Growing Up Muslim as presents for family and friends. They have all loved both books. Ms. Ali-Karamali has met an obvious need!

I bought this book for my mom for Christmas and she really enjoyed it. My Nana also wanted to read it!

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