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The reluctant fundamentalist - Mohsin Hamid


This is an extremely well written book on a difficult topic. Challenging the stereotyping and scaremongering that always surface around cultural or religious rifts, Hamid manages to keep the story engaging and even pleasant to read. 281 more words

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The Reluctant Fundamentalist

Mohsin Hamid’s The Reluctant Fundamentalist  was shortlisted in 2007 for the Man Booker Prize, and was an international bestseller. Having these facts spread across the cover of the book actually put me off a little, as I’m always wary of acclaimed contemporary texts, expecting to be disappointed by their content. 253 more words

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I went to a Trump rally in my hijab. His supporters aren't just racist caricatures

by Kaddie Abdul

I went because I firmly believe that Hamid was on the right path: it is important for people to stand up peacefully for the right things, even if we are confronted with physical and verbal intimidation. 211 more words

Quranic Wonders: 'You are the Independent and ‘Ḥamīd’'

Another amazing choice of wording I came across today was in the following āyah of Sūrat Luqmān:

وَلَقَدۡ ءَاتَيۡنَا لُقۡمَـٰنَ ٱلۡحِكۡمَةَ أَنِ ٱشۡكُرۡ لِلَّهِ‌ۚ وَمَن يَشۡكُرۡ فَإِنَّمَا يَشۡكُرُ لِنَفۡسِهِۦ ‌ۖ وَمَن كَفَرَ فَإِنَّ ٱللَّهَ غَنِىٌّ حَمِيدٌ (31:12) 245 more words

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