Former star columnist haroon siddiqui contributes a chapter to a new book, the relevance of the islamic identity, that was conceived in happier times, writes carol goar (lucas oleniuk / toronto star) they waited for the anti-islam backlash to subside, then reached out to other muslim writers, scholars. Haroon siddiqui, cm oont is an indo-canadian newspaper journalist, columnist and a former editor born in hyderabad, india, the oldest of six children, to a construction company proprietor, siddiqui enjoyed what he characterizes as a secure and affectionate, middle- to upper-class childhood. Rather, it is a heartfelt autobiography of haroon moghul, who as a public muslim figure was viewed as religiously practicing but internally had conflicts which devoured his ability to be happy he further defines what it is like to be an american-muslim and being able to find the balance between the. Muslim students were taught by a muslim teacher, and christian students were taught by a christian teacher this is not to say that he was a practicing muslim or that he remains a muslim today the indonesian interlude, in particular, is replete with these two examples: (1) haroon siddiqui of the. This groundwork guide being muslim presents an up-front and readable explanation of the most complex and emotion-laden issues of our troubled times written by haroon siddiqui series editor: jane springer published by groundwood books/house of anansi press, 2006.
The alchemy of canada by haroon siddiqui there are good reasons beyond simple patriotism to assert that canada is the best nation in the world. 'being muslim' by haroon siddiqui essay sample about haroon siddiqui's book 'being muslim', some say that it is a complete white wash on muslim behaviour, and that siddiqui has tried to justify the muslim behaviour, while overstating the west's narrow viewpoint about islam. Haroon siddiqui is a mind-level intellectual and any literary work by such individuals stop at the mind-barrier but the truth they are desperately trying to reach is available not for knowing, but for experiencing once one transcends the mind.
Being muslim by haroon siddiqui see customer reviews select format equally helpful for muslims and non-muslims, this book is a cross-cultural attempt to bridge these worlds based on the author's travels in muslim lands and his interviews with experts, being muslim examines the impact. Haroon moghul haroon moghul is a doctoral candidate at columbia university, a fellow at the institute for social policy and understanding, and an associate editor at religion dispatches this essay is a brief introduction to kofi's experience becoming a muslim and the impact and influence it. Haroon siddiqui makes clear in publishing the book being muslim to give a view of islam to muslims and non-muslims alike to shed light on the real islam that is so wrongly portrayed in media today achieving this goal is questionable although he does attempt. Haroon siddiqui, cm oont (born june 1, 1942) is an indo-canadian newspaper journalist, columnist and a former editor born in hyderabad, india, the oldest of six children, to a construction company proprietor, siddiqui enjoyed what he characterizes as a secure and affectionate.
The muslim clerics are now trying to portray islam as a kind, loving religion of brotherhood at the same time, they attack the fundamental belief of christians every day, in radio, in television i am currently reading being muslim by haroon siddiqui in the book, islam is portrayed as being very peaceful. Here are some sobering statistics muslim women speak: my body is my own business (in pdf) hijab: the by maulana abdul aleem siddiqui (in pdf) the status of women in islam - by athar general essays, discourses, current issues and miscellany muslim rituals and observances the adthan. By: haroon siddiqui columnist, the star the two most cited reasons in support of quebec's anti-niqab bill are that the veil controversies are the lifeblood of democracy but they also provide insights into public prejudices it is commonly assumed that muslim women the world over are oppressed, so. Haroon siddiqui haroon siddiqui ist ein canadischer journalist wurde in 1983 den preis national newspaper award gegeben und hat bei press trust of india und the toronto star gearbeitet. By haroon moghul the first lesson of journalism might just be this: mind your facts and while i'm sure adonis cares about the plight of women in muslim countries, and i know he has strong feelings about islamism and its ideas of femininity, this is not communicated by the quote above.
Haroon siddiqui is the star's editorial page editor emeritus and a member of the order of canada individual canadians, and our corporations, are suffering from ottawa's infatuation with facebook, google and netflix, haroon siddiqui writes. Most muslims also believe that drinking is morally wrong in southeast asia, alcohol is condemned by as many as 91% of the population, and even in southern-eastern europe unsurprisingly, most muslims also believe that suicide bombings that are carried out in the name of islam are never justified. Being muslim by haroon siddiqui is a great young adult as well as informational novel the book consists of 144 pages and is about islam post 9/11 and how it is perceived in the west this book is an attempt to mend fences and bring two types of thoughts together, to personify islam and defend the religion and the unfortunate circumstances that. By haroon siddiqui comment on this title and you could win without preaching or political jargon and drawing on his travels and interviews in muslim countries, he shows that the extremists are being challenged by a new generation of muslims, and welcomes the current internal reformation. Siddiqui has authored being muslim edited an english anthology of modern urdu poetry (1988) assisted in christopher ondaatje's sindh revisited (1996), following in 2001, siddiqui was awarded an honorary doctor of letters from york university in 2002, he was awarded the world press.
Includes bibliographical references and index presents a clear explanation of what it means to be a muslim in the world today after 9/11 and outlines the elements of the islamic faith the politics under siege islamophobia the muslim malaise -- european muslims. Haroon moghul's book how to be a muslim tries out a new genre: writing about islam that's not about terrorism or war. Download groundwork being muslim haroon siddiqui book at link below.
Booksgoogleby - [the groundwork guides] are excellent books, mandatory for school libraries and the increasing body of young people prepared to take ownership of the situations and problems previous generations have left them . Being muslim is an overview of what it means to be a member of the islam religion and how that religion fits into the religions of the world being muslim is a fairly easy read parts that didn't interest me were quickly skimmed the author haroon seddiqui is a highly respected canadian journalist. Being muslim a groundwork guide by haroon siddiqui author jane springer editor muslim prayer female circumcision honor killings sharia stoning status of muslim women all these topics and more are tackled in this fascinating and informative book.