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    Posted: 13 May 2005 at 6:20am

 I really want to highly recommend Jeff Lang's new book, "Losing My Religion."  As a Muslim revert who knows many 2nd and 3rd generation Muslims, it addresses a lot of issues that we as our community need to face in order to bring people back to the masjid.  (Roughly 80% of American Muslims do not regularly attend a masjid.)  It also addresses some common questions/doubts many reverts/Muslims have... but are afraid to ask their Imam... or don't feel satisfied with the answer given to them.  (Or the attitude that questioning is wrong.)

 

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Quote ummziba Replybullet Posted: 13 May 2005 at 11:47am

Assalamu alaikum umsami,

Welcome to the board and I wish to thank you very much for all the good information you have shared so far.  Please do continue to share with us!

I must say I am stunned to hear that "roughly 80% of American Muslims do not regularly attend masjid".  There really are many serious issues our community must deal with before it becomes too late.  Talking and sharing information and ideas at places like this is one way to help.

Peace, ummziba.

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Quote ummziba Replybullet Posted: 13 May 2005 at 1:35pm

Here are a couple of non-fiction books I really found interesting, especially the second one:

  1. Taking Back Islam, American Muslims Reclaim Their Faith: edited by Michael Wolfe and the Producers of beliefnet.
  2. On Being Muslim, finding a religious path in the world today: by Farid Esack.

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Quote umsami Replybullet Posted: 13 May 2005 at 6:40pm

Wa'alaikum Assalam:

I have both books and love them.

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