Imam (OPL Human Library 2014)
Annotation:Sufism, a blend of the mystical and rational tendencies within Islam, emerged soon after the revelation of Muhammad. A reforming movement against the increasing worldliness of Muslim society, it focuses on Islam's spiritual dimension.
Annotation:In her testimony as a Muslim woman opposed to radicalism and misogyny within her faith community, Hassan challenges the ideas that breed such pathologies among some of Islam's adherents.
Annotation:Progressive Muslim Identities answers the often-asked question “Where are the progressive Muslims?” Here, gay, straight, black, white and brown Muslims from the United States and Canada narrate their personal stories. Their powerful voices highlight human dignity, freedom to choose how one lives out one’s faith, and the inner strength it takes to do so.
Annotation:Debating Sharia sheds light on how Ontario's Sharia debate of 2003-2006 exemplified contemporary concerns regarding religiosity in the public sphere and the place of Islam in Western nation states.
Annotation:In these thoughtful essays, Sheema Khan - Canadian hockey mom and Harvard PhD - gives us her pointed insights on being a modern and liberal, yet practicing, Muslim, especially in Canada. .
Annotation:In this book a variety of Canadian Muslim voices address vital issues related to the question of living as Muslims in the Canadian social, legal, and political spaces.
Annotation:These thoughtful and articulate individuals represent the truth about the faith and its adherents who are drawn to the logic, compassion, and tolerance they find in Muslim teachings.
Annotation:Ramadan, named by Time magazine in 2000 as one of the 100 most important innovators of the coming century, argues that Islam can and should feel at home in the West.
Annotation:Benedictine nun Sr. Mary Margaret Funk has engaged in interfaith dialogue with Aerican Muslims in an effort to bridge the gaps that seem to divide Christianity and Islam, and has found startling similarities to her own deeply held Catholic practice and beliefs.