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Issues

5 Must Reads to Understand the Muslim Experience

More misconceptions than ever abound about Muslims in this day and age. Here’s what to read to better understand the Muslim experience.

Illustrations

Malcolm X’s Letter From Mecca is a Paean to Bridge-Building with Islam

In 1964, Malcolm X took a trip to Mecca that would change his philosophy forever. He returned to the United States determined to walk a more peaceful path.

Issues

Rumi Was a Muslim, Too: How to Understand an American Paradox

The Muslim poet Rumi remains as popular as ever in the U.S., though too often American readers skate by his roots. Here's what we can really learn from him.

News

My Isl@m: A Tech-Savvy Love Letter to Thirteenth-Century Mystic Poet Rumi

In Amir Ahmad Nasr's debut book My Isl@m: How Fundamentalism Stole My Mind -- And Doubt Freed My Soul, the three-time Weblog Award finalist and regular contributor to The Guardian offers context for the overwhelming popularity of the Sufi mystic poet Rumi, born in the early thirteenth-century in what is now Afghanistan.

Interviews

Q&A: Deep Thoughts with Alom Shaha, Author of “The Young Atheist’s Handbook”

“The Young Atheist’s Handbook” is the story of how Alom Shaha came to ditch the Koran, quit attending mosque, and grew into a thoughtful non-believer. A mixture of memoir, research, philosophy, and the ponderance of life’s big questions, the book is a clear-eyed, inquisitive, deeply humane examination of how Shaha -- and a growing number of global citizens -- came to follow the path of atheism. He joins us here for a conversation about many of the the ideas raised in the book.