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Date & Time

Monday, June 19, 2017
6:00 PM

Location

Seminary Co-op Bookstore

Admission

Free

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https://www.facebook.com/events/1712665285697880/

Contact

Seminary Co-op Bookstore
(773) 752-4381
tom@semcoop.com

Description

Haroon Moghul discusses "How to Be a Muslim: An American Story."

Presented in partnership with Sirat Chicago

At the Co-op

About the book: Haroon Moghul was thrust into the spotlight after 9/11, becoming an undergraduate leader at New York University’s Islamic Center forced into appearances everywhere: on TV, before interfaith audiences, in print. Moghul was becoming a prominent voice for American Muslims even as he struggled with his relationship to Islam. In high school he was barely a believer and entirely convinced he was going to hell. He sometimes drank. He didn’t pray regularly. All he wanted was a girlfriend.

But as he discovered, it wasn’t so easy to leave religion behind. To be true to himself, he needed to forge a unique American Muslim identity that reflected his beliefs and personality. "How to Be a Muslim" reveals a young man coping with the crushing pressure of a world that fears Muslims, struggling with his faith and searching for intellectual forebears, and suffering the onset of bipolar disorder. This is the story of the second-generation immigrant, of what it’s like to lose yourself between cultures and how to pick up the pieces.

About the author: Haroon Moghul builds Muslim-Jewish engagement at the Shalom Hartman Institute. He’s written for the Washington Post, the Guardian, Time, Foreign Policy, Haaretz, and CNN. He and his wife want to move back to New York