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Munawwar has commented on (2) products.

Alif the Unseen by G. Willow Wilson
Alif the Unseen

Munawwar, January 30, 2013

Alif challenged me. I consider myself knowledgeable about the Middle East and Muslim culture, but I don't know the modern world of computers. G. Willow Wilson combined these is a thoroughly delightful way so that the unknown world of computers became as the equally unknown world of jinns, who, despite their antiquity, used computers in a thoroughly modern way. The dualistic worlds -- Arab and non-Arab, human and jinn, ancient and modern, practicing Muslim and non-practicing Muslim, computer literate and computer luddite, democracy and autocracy -- came together in a delightful mystery prescient of the Arab spring and winds of change in the modern Arab world.
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The Butterfly Mosque: A Young American Woman's Journey to Love and Islam by G. Willow Wilson
The Butterfly Mosque: A Young American Woman's Journey to Love and Islam

Munawwar, August 4, 2012

It is refreshing to read about "women and Islam" without the usual bashing of Islam and the occidental preoccupation with its perceived oppression of women. The author's personal path to the truth (al haqq) shows a perception of and participation in American culture that she transcends to accomodate Islam within it.
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