When one embraces the faith of Islam
, one enters into a community of believers over 1-billion strong. Yet, the experience can feel lonely, as one tentatively ventures down this new path. These books offer a voice of support to new Muslims, particularly those from Western countries, where their decision to embrace Islam is likely to be met with misunderstanding or ridicule.
Professor Lang's first bestseller, a personal diary of his path from Christianity, through atheism, to Islam.
Professor Lang's second book delves deeper into many questions that plague Western Muslims (both converts and immigrant children), and explores them with faith and reason. Includes a fascinating look at issues of culture vs. faith, difficulties that face the Muslim community in America, and barriers faced by those who choose the faith.
As many new Muslims come to find out, living in the Muslim community is not always as utopian as one may have initially believed. Sister Lynn Jones takes a refreshingly honest look at an experience many Muslim converts share, and gives advice on how to overcome the disenchantment and regain one's strong faith.
A unique book, written by the Christian mother of an American convert to Islam. Anway speaks of the pain a parent may go through when a child makes such a choice, and the subsequent reconciliation that she and her daughter went through.
Autobiography of Leopold Weiss, a Polish Jew who became a newspaper reporter in the Middle East and subsequently embraced Islam. Full of fascinating spiritual and historical insights, as Asad (as he came to be known) traveled the Middle East through the times of colonialism.
One of the most influential African-American leaders, Malcolm X's story takes him from the streets of Harlem, to the right hand of Elijah Muhammad and a leader of the Nation of Islam. Shortly before his assassination, Malcolm traveled on pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia and embraced orthodox Islam.