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Letters to a Young Muslim Audiobook

Letters to a Young Muslim

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Publisher's Summary

From the ambassador of the UAE to Russia comes a bold and intimate exploration of what it means to be a Muslim in the 21st century.

In a series of personal letters to his sons, Omar Saif Ghobash offers a short and highly listenable manifesto that tackles our current global crisis with the training of an experienced diplomat and the personal responsibility of a father. Today's young Muslims will be tomorrow's leaders, and yet too many are vulnerable to extremist propaganda that seems omnipresent in our technological age. The burning question, Ghobash argues, is how moderate Muslims can unite to find a voice that is true to Islam while actively and productively engaging in the modern world. What does it mean to be a good Muslim? What is the concept of a good life? And is it acceptable to stand up and openly condemn those who take the Islamic faith and twist it to suit their own misguided political agendas?

In taking a hard look at these seemingly simple questions, Ghobash encourages his sons to face issues others insist are not relevant or not applicable or that may even be Islamophobic. These letters serve as a clear-eyed inspiration for the next generation of Muslims to understand how to be faithful to their religion and still navigate through the complexities of today's world. They also reveal an intimate glimpse into a world many are unfamiliar with and offer to provide an understanding of the everyday struggles Muslims face around the globe.

©2016 Omar Saif Ghobash (P)2017 Macmillan Audio

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    Dawn 01-08-17
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    I can't say enough about this book. Educational and emotional. Beautiful and thoughtful.

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    MCee 04-09-17
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    I found the book to be very insightful. Although I am not Muslim myself he discusses issue that cross age, gender and religious affiliations.

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    Zach 02-13-17
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    "Love and respect to you Omar"

    I have always thought there will be a courageous Muslim to come out and express the truth of the reality our Arab/Muslim world. I have raised my 5 kids with similar attitude and witnessed a clash from the family and community. This book have confirmed that there is a way to change our situation in the Muslim world. I am a Palestinian and I am proud of you and your courage, Omar. My sincerest respect to you and your family. God bless you.

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    Sobhi Akbik Dubai 03-19-17
    Sobhi Akbik Dubai 03-19-17 Member Since 2013
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    "A Portrait of True Islam for All Muslims"

    I read and met hundreds of scholars seeking answers to better understand my religion, but this book answered all my questions.
    I listened to the book several times and sent it as a valuable Gift to my dearest friends and relatives. I started teaching it to my son.
    For the first time in my life I find the perfect author who deeply understands the the Western Civilization and Islamic Religion with its schools of thoghts, sects, philosophers, and teachings. He managed to enlighten young Muslims and created a firewall of positive ideas against narrow minded extremists who don't love humanity

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    Janis E Rezek 02-12-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Important book for all"

    This book is an important read for anyone; not just Muslims. It contains valuable life lessons, as well as more understanding of how a young person could make right or wrong decisions. I listened on audible since I drive long distances and now I plan to buy the book so I can go back and refer to passages that were important to me.

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    "eye opening"

    I could not put it down. I also enjoyed hearing the love and compassion this man has for his child and for the people of the Muslim faith.

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    Breeann Silbernagel 01-28-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Wow!"

    Wow. I must admit I do not believe I have ever read a book written by a Muslim, at least not one about Islam. I am a Christian, and haven't ever listened deeply about issues pertaining to another religion. I have received my knowledge from the surface level of social media posts and newspaper headlines highlighting death and destruction. Omar reads the letters himself, which adds to the intimacy and heartfelt nature of his message. He urges everything from brave questioning to logical thought to fierce compassion and understanding. He is a brilliant man, in both head knowledge and heart knowledge, and I would highly recommend this book to anyone of any faith. This is my surprising book find of the last year. My only regret is this is his only published book and I want to hear more.

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    AH 01-21-17
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    "Just what I needed"

    An amazing book for any Muslim who grew up in a "western" country. There has always been friction between what I believe about the world and what my parents/people think. Listening to the author makes me understand more deeply why that friction is there. This book/audible needs to be translated in many more languages.

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    Ellen A. Hernandez 01-21-17
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    "best book I've read in a long time"

    Ghobash distills the complexities of living as a Muslim in the modern world in clear, logical philosophy as a series of individually cogent letters to his young son. This should be required reading in high school for Muslims and non Muslims alike.

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    Sheeny 01-21-17
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    "Everyone, Muslim or not, needs to read this."

    This book highlights some of the current moments of disarray and doubt that many Muslims throughout the world are suffering from, and the author sheds light on many different issues and even talks about how one can possibly overcome some of these issues. It is a very impactful, wise, and beautifully written piece of work that dissipates some of the more horrible points of view they Islam has acquired, especially from the West. I hope everyone gets a chance to read this and broaden their viewpoints about Islam.

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