Search Results: "Michael Muhammad Knight"


BOOK REVIEW

MAGIC IN ISLAM by Michael Muhammad Knight
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2016

"Though surely controversial and certainly just the tip of the iceberg, this accessible book provides interesting food for thought."
The mysteries and the esoterica of Islamic history and culture. Read full book review >

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WHY I AM A SALAFI by Michael Muhammad Knight
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 11, 2015

"A vigorous treatment of how the sacred, in all its multifarious forms, continues to exercise power, even if sometimes it just feels like 'we're arguing over what the mystery god intended to say in his address to a mystic in a cave some fifteen centuries ago.'"
Knight (Tripping with Allah: Islam, Drugs, and Writing, 2013, etc.) traverses the scenic highways of Islamic history, seeking paths that connect him to Muhammad. Read full book review >

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TRIPPING WITH ALLAH by Michael Muhammad Knight
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2013

"William James, suffice it to say, would probably be appalled at first, and then fascinated."
A personal quest into the intersection of Islam and mind-altering drugs. Read full book review >

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WHY I AM A FIVE PERCENTER by Michael Muhammad Knight
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"An insider's view of a largely unknown belief system woven tightly with the author's own journey of spiritual discovery."
Thorough investigation of a misunderstood branch of the Nation of Islam, seen through a white Muslim's perspective. Read full book review >

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JOURNEY TO THE END OF ISLAM by Michael Muhammad Knight
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 2009

"An occasionally scattershot but unique religious journey."
A contentious author and college speaker embarks on an international road trip to explore Islamic holy sites and modern mythologies. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MUHAMMAD by Demi
Kirkus Star
by Demi, illustrated by Demi
BIOGRAPHY
Released: July 1, 2003

"Despite occasional awkward turns of phrase, this powerful portrait, as timely as it is essential, brilliantly illuminates the origins and spiritual foundations of one of the world's most widely-held religions. (map, source list) (Picture book/biography. 8-10)"
Aside from a scattering of devotional and limited-distribution titles, this lusciously illustrated, deeply respectful account is the first full life of Muhammad in English for younger readers. Read full book review >

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MUHAMMAD by Sarah Conover
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"Though incomplete, this slim volume provides a readable account of how the orphan boy and young trader developed into the prophet. (timeline, glossary, bibliography, notes) (Biography. 11-14)"
Respectful of Islamic tradition, this biography from the Unitarian Universalist Association's publishing imprint presents a coherent narrative of the prophet's life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MICHAEL by Henry Flesh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Amen."
Flesh's X-rated debut novel, the Lambda Award-winning Massage (1999), told of life at the bottom of Manhattan's gay subculture. Read full book review >

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MUHAMMAD ALI by Walter Dean Myers
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 1, 2010

"Despite its arresting visuals, it does not replace other such treatments as Jim Haskins's Champion, illustrated by Eric Velasquez (2002), or Tonya Bolden's The Champ, illustrated by R. Gregory Christie (2004). (Picture book/biography. 5-8)"
Muhammad Ali's life story is interwoven with significant historical events of the latter half of the 20th century—the American civil-rights movement, the war in Vietnam and the growth of the Nation of Islam—and Myers shows how he used his star status to make the case for the rights of African-Americans, conscientious objection and religious freedom as well as boosting his own athleticism. Read full book review >

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MUHAMMAD ALI by Jonah Winter
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 8, 2008

"As hagiography goes, it doesn't come any more unabashed than this—or more effective. (Picture book/biography. 4-10)"
Biblical syntax and cadences lift The Greatest from sports legend to prophet in this remarkable homage. Read full book review >