Imam (OPL Human Library 2014)

The Other Islam
The Other Islam Sufism and the Road to Global Harmony By Schwartz, Stephen Book - 2008 297.409 S399 Available in some locations

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.

Unveiled A Canadian Muslim Woman's Struggle Against Misogyny, Sharia and Jihad By Shahid, Farzana Hassan Book - 2012 297.082 SHAHI Available in some locations

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.

Progressive Muslim Identities
Progressive Muslim Identities Personal Stories From the U. S. and Canada Book - 2011 305.697107 PROGR Available in some locations

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.

Debating Sharia
Debating Sharia Islam, Gender Politics, and Family Law Arbitration Book - 2012 340.590971 DEBAT Available in some locations

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.

Of Hockey and Hijab
Of Hockey and Hijab Reflections of A Canadian Muslim Woman By Khan, Sheema Book - 2009 297 K455 Available in some locations

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. .

Belonging and Banishment
Belonging and Banishment Being Muslim in Canada Book - 2008 305.6970971 B452 Available in some locations

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.

I Speak for Myself
I Speak for Myself American Women on Being Muslim Book - 2011 297.0820973 I Available in some locations
American Crescent
American Crescent A Muslim Cleric on the Power of His Faith, the Struggle Against Prejudice, and the Future of Islam and America By Qazwini, Hassan Book - 2007 297.82092 Q1165q Available in some locations
War on Error
War on Error Real Stories of American Muslims By Moezzi, Melody Book - 2007 305.6970973 M694 Available in some locations

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.

Western Muslims and the Future of Islam
Western Muslims and the Future of Islam By Ramadan, Tariq Book - 2004 305.697094 R165 Available in some locations

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.

A Common Word
A Common Word Muslims and Christians on Loving God and Neighbor Book - 2010 297.283 C734 Available in some locations
Islam Is
Islam Is An Experience of Dialogue and Devotion By Funk, Mary Margaret Book - 2008 297 FUNK Available in some locations

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.

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