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My Islam: How Fundamentalism Stole My Mind---and Doubt Freed My Soul
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My Islam: How Fundamentalism Stole My Mind---and Doubt Freed My Soul

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by Amir Ahmad Nasr
 

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ISBN-10: 1250016797

ISBN-13: 9781250016799

Pub. Date: 06/11/2013

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Amir Ahmad Nasr is a young Muslim man with something explosive in his hands: a computer connected to the Internet. And it has the power to help ignite a revolution and blow apart the structures of ignorance and politicized indoctrination that too often still imprison the Muslim mind.

Part memoir, part passionate call for liberty, reason and doing work that

Overview

Amir Ahmad Nasr is a young Muslim man with something explosive in his hands: a computer connected to the Internet. And it has the power to help ignite a revolution and blow apart the structures of ignorance and politicized indoctrination that too often still imprison the Muslim mind.

Part memoir, part passionate call for liberty, reason and doing work that matters, My Isl@m tells the tale of how the internet opened the eyes and heart of a once fearful young Muslim to a world beyond the dogmatism of his upbringing, and recounts his transformation into a defiant digital activist.

In his honest, provocative, and courageous debut, Nasr–a popular Afro-Arab Sudanese blogger–steps out from behind the curtain of anonymity and emerges as a voice of a new generation of tech-savvy liberal Muslims.

Set in war-ravaged Sudan, oil-rich Qatar, multi-cultural Malaysia, the United States, Turkey and the new frontiers of cyberspace, My Isl@m is a fascinating prelude to the Arab Spring and a disarming and uplifting tale of doubt, soul-searching, Islam, and finding freedom in the Middle East and the rest of the Muslim world.

A poignant, honest, and uplifting memoir of how blogging and the internet opened the eyes and heart of one young Muslim man to a world beyond his religious fundamentalist upbringing.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781250016799
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
06/11/2013
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
1,293,835
Product dimensions:
5.96(w) x 8.36(h) x 1.12(d)

Table of Contents

A Note to the Reader ix

Prologue 1

Part 1 The Arranged Marriage

1 The Chessboard 9

2 Bullied into Belief 27

3 Warning Signals 44

4 Blogs, Bastards, and Heretics 73

Part 2 The Fall from Grace

5 Conversations with Little Satan 91

6 Infidelity 111

Part 3 The Painful Heartbreak

7 How She Really Lost Her Virtue 135

8 Infatuated with Atheism 166

9 Discovering the Dark Side 191

Part 4 The Messy Divorce

10 No More Mercy 211

11 Loneliness 229

Part 5 The Reconciliation

12 My Three-Eyed Beauty 243

13 Tradition, Modernity, and My Beloved 263

14 (R)evolution 284

Epilogue 312

Acknowledgments 321

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My Islam: How Fundamentalism Stole My Mind---and Doubt Freed My Soul 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
autiemautie More than 1 year ago
Regardless of what your religion is, this is a fantastic book!