By Michael Muhammad Knight
Publish yr note: First released April tenth 2005
A Muslim punk apartment in Buffalo, big apple, inhabited by means of burqa-wearing rebellion ladies, mohawked Sufis, straightedge Sunnis, Shi’a skinheads, Indonesian skaters, Sudanese impolite boys, homosexual Muslims, inebriated Muslims, and feminists. Their front room hosts events and prayers, with a gap smashed within the wall to point the path of Mecca. Their existence jointly mixes intercourse, dope, and faith in approximately equivalent quantities, expressed in devotion to an Islamo-punk lifestyle, “taqwacore,” named for taqwa, an Arabic time period for attention of the divine.
Originally self-published on photocopiers and spiralbound by means of hand, The Taqwacores has now emerge as learn as a manifesto for Muslim punk rockers and a “Catcher within the Rye for younger Muslims.”
There are 3 diverse conceal colours; pink, white, and blue.
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The Taqwacores: A Novel by Michael Muhammad Knight