Monday, October 30, 2006

New book released by Zaid Shakir on Muslims views

Zaytuna Institute Is Proud to Announce the Release of 'Scattered Pictures: Reflections of an American Muslim' by Acclaimed Scholar and Writer Zaid Shakir

What Do American Muslims Really Think About 9/11 and Jihad? How Does Islam Grapple With the Questions of Race and Nationalism?

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- These are some of the hard hitting and often-times controversial topics addressed in Scattered Pictures. Described by the New York Times as a "leading intellectual light for a new generation of American Muslims who can help them learn how to live their faith without succumbing to American materialism or Islamic extremism," Zaid Shakir is leading the dialogue on issues that affect our world today.Scattered Pictures, Reflections of an American Muslim is a collection of fourteen essays powerful in their essence and eloquence. This book by the former university professor and member of the United States Air Force, analyzes and reconciles the convergence of Islam and the West and is of lasting relevance to the betterment of the Muslim and human community. Reminiscent of Zaid Shakir's direct, honest and riveting style of speech, each page delivers vivid, absorbing detail and effective information.Scattered Pictures is undoubtedly a book that will be difficult for readers to disregard. Though written through the lenses of an American, Western Muslim, its messages are relevant to anyone interested in the conscious culmination of a healthy and harmonious understanding of humanity within and across all global borders.

"Imam Zaid Shakir is one of the towering principle voices not only in contemporary Islam, but in American society." -- Dr Cornel West, author of Best Seller, Democracy Matters,

"This collection of Zaid Shakir's essays is long overdue. For some years now he has brought a clarity of mind and feeling to substantive issues challenging Muslims today. It is good to see some of his fire-fly, lightning bolt thinking captured in words and put between covers." -- Michael Wolfe, author of The Hadj: An American's Pilgrimage to Mecca ISBN: 0-9702843-5-7

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