Haroon Moghul, Guest Speaker, At Shabbat Morning Services

Haroon Moghul, A Fellow in Jewish-Muslim Relations at Shalom Hartman Institute, and author of How to Be A Muslim: An American Story, is the guest speaker this Shabbat morning. 

Sat Jun 2, 2018
9:00 am -  12:00 pm

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In How to Be a Muslim: An American Story, Haroon Moghul details his coming-of-age story as an American Muslim and his struggle to forge his identity as a second-generation immigrant in a post–9/11 world. Moghul documents the crushing pressures of living in a world that shuns and fears Muslims, as well as his own complicated relationship with Islam and his battles with bipolar disorder. 

In describing his journey, Haroon Moghul states: "Where once I was caught in tensions between Muslimness and Westernness, Americanness and Pakistaniness, now I embraced these as complementarities . . . Islam was no longer a straightjacket into which I forced myself, not a nonnative language I learned from others around me, but a grammar through which I vowed to write my own stories."

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