The Taqwacores
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The Taqwacores

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by Michael Muhammad Knight, Shahjehan Khan
     
 

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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… See more details below

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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.” — MaximumRocknroll.com

“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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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781455803941
Publisher:
Brilliance Audio
Publication date:
03/20/2011
Edition description:
Unabridged, 6 CDs, 7 hrs. 12 min.
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 5.40(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
15 - 17 Years

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