The Taqwacores

Publish Date: October 2016
This book will publish October 2016.
It will ship as soon as stock is available.
Price: $9.99


Publisher: Brilliance Audio
ISBN: 1531879608

Book Overview

A Muslim punk house in Buffalo, New York, inhabited by burqa-wearing riot grrrls, mohawked Sufis, straightedge Sunnis, Shi a skinheads, Indonesian skaters, Sudanese rude boys, gay Muslims, drunk Muslims, and feminists. Their living room hosts parties and prayers, with a hole smashed in the wall to indicate the direction of Mecca. Their lives together, which mix sex, dope, and religion in roughly equal amounts, is centered around an Islamo-punk subculture called taqwacore, named for taqwa, an Arabic term meaning consciousness of the divine. Originally published by the author on photocopiers and spiral-bound by hand, The Taqwacores has since been published in foreign translations, become the basis for two films, and is taught in various colleges and universities as a Catcher in the Rye for young Muslims. A manifesto for the Muslim punk movement. - Newsweek Infinitely readable. An absolutely fascinating book Michael Muhammad Knight has bravely written what could well become an essential text. The Beat Motel Blog"

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