Latino Muslims: Our Journeys to Islam is a collection of stories about people’s personal journeys to the truth. It is about their struggles, discoveries, and revelations during this journey, and about finally finding their peace within Islam.
The audiobook cover photo of Imam Danny Salgado was taken by Christopher AbdulKareem Pavlicek after an Ojalá Foundation event. Danny’s conversion story is featured in this book.
The Audible sample is from the story of Hamza Perez who is also featured in the documentary New Muslim Cool.
"Here is a book that will fill your ears with a chorus of voices you may never have heard so clearly. What I love about this carefully introduced, large collection of testimonial essays is its variety, its unsettledness, its openness, its range." (Michael Wolfe, the author of The Hadj: An American’s Pilgrimage to Mecca.)
"The importance of the book Latino Muslims: Our Journeys to Islam is rooted in the fact that the Latino/a Muslim community deserves the opportunity to share our stories with the world. Too often our stories are left unheard and this is sad to me because I know how much can be learned through the personal narrative. One can theorize for years about the reasons a group of people may be embracing a new religion, but if that same group of people is given the platform to speak and present their stories, it is so much stronger and impactful. (Aaron Siebert-Llera, A Book About Our Journeys to Islam)
"One story takes you on a trip to see the world; another tells you what happens at your backyard. Men and women open up about their failures and their achievements, and before you know it, you are walking to the minarets, listening to the muezzin, and tasting a day of Ramadan. This book will make you cry, laugh, contemplate, feel empowered and peaceful. It's an excellent introduction of role models to a younger generation of Muslims, and it's a wonderful message of tolerance, respect and dialogue in a multi-cultural, multi-dimensional American and global society". (Camilla Stein, A Book Review)