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Recommended Reading: Being Muslim - A Groundwork Guide by Haroon Siddiqui

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Recommended Reading: Being Muslim - A Groundwork Guide by Haroon Siddiqui

Groundwood Books, 2006

Terrorism. Wars. Jihad. Hijab. Polygamy. Muhammad's many wives. 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.

Being Muslim - A Groundwork Guid presents an up-front and readable explanation of the most complex and emotion-laden issues of our troubled times. The varying branches of Islam are analyzed and their history outlined -- but the focus is on the present. In speaking about and crossing political, cultural and religious divisions, this book offers a unique perspective, forged in Canada, a country where people from everywhere on earth have found a way to live in peace.

The Groundwork Guides provide an overview of key contemporary political and social issues. Tackling pressing and sometimes controversial topics, these guides offer both a lively introduction and a strong point of view.

Haroon Siddiqui, former president of PEN Canada, is a voice of moderation and wisdom in the post-9/11 world. A columnist at the Toronto Star, Canada's largest newspaper, he has a readership that includes people from many cultures and practitioners of all the world's great religions. He has been awarded the Order of Canada, the nation's highest civilian honor, for his journalistic contributions as well as for his voluntary work in helping to forge the new Canadian identity. A former news editor, national editor and editorial-page editor, he covered the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, the American hostage crisis in Tehran, the Iran-Iraq war and, more recently, India's emergence as an economic and global power. Haroon Siddiqui lives in Toronto.

From the catalogue. Visit the Groundwood Books website to read more about Being Muslim.