Join us for a monthly book club where we read and discuss from a diverse selection of books aimed at expanding our understanding of Islam, humanity and the world around us. The books selected address faith, spirituality, current events, emotional enhancement, fiction and more. (learn more here)
HERE ARE THE DETAILS:
We will read and discuss one book per month. Participants are welcome to jump in and out as their interest and schedule permits.
Reading the book to be discussed is not a requirement to join the meeting.
Welcoming women and men to participate
Kids welcomed to tag along
This event is free aside from the book purchase
THIS MONTH’S READING IS:
If Oceans Were Ink: An Unlikely Friendship and a Journey to the Heart of the Quran - Carla Power (350 pgs) purchase on Amazon here
An eye-opening story of how she and her longtime friend Sheikh Mohammad Akram Nadwi found a way to confront ugly stereotypes and persistent misperceptions that were cleaving their communities. Their friendship-between a secular American and a madrasa-trained sheikh-had always seemed unlikely, but now they were frustrated and bewildered by the battles being fought in their names. Both knew that a close look at the Quran would reveal a faith that preached peace and not mass murder; respect for women and not oppression. And so they embarked on a yearlong journey through the controversial text.