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In a series of personal letters to his sons, Omar Saif Ghobash offers a short and highly digestible manifesto that tackles our current global crisis with the training of an experienced diplomat and the personal responsibility of a father.

Today's young Muslims will be tomorrow's leaders, and yet too many are vulnerable to extremist propaganda that seems omnipresent in our technological age. The burning question, Ghobash argues, is how moderate Muslims can unite to find a voice that is true to Islam while actively and productively engaging in the modern world. What does it mean to be a good Muslim? What is the concept of a good life? And is it acceptable to stand up and openly condemn those who take the Islamic faith and twist it to suit their own misguided political agendas?

In taking a hard look at these seemingly simple questions, Ghobash encourages his sons to face issues others insist are not relevant, not applicable, or maybe even Islamophobic. These letters serve as a clear-eyed inspiration for the next generation of Muslims to understand how to be faithful to their religion and still navigate through the complexities of today's world. They also reveal an intimate glimpse into a world many are unfamiliar with and offer to provide an understanding of the everyday struggles Muslims face around the globe.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2017 Omar Saif Ghobash (P)2017 Macmillan Audio

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An exceptional book

I wish I found this book sooner. The author is really really Mature and educated individual, I learnt so much, I deeply appreciate the effort took to write such book with diverse topics compacted into this book. I can't highly recommend this book enough.

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Thank you!

Thank you, for all the forces in the world that have brought this story to me. As a non-Muslim, I found this to be a very novel insight into what I find alien and difficult to understand. Listening to the book was intense and I often took a break because all the thoughts became too much, but it is a necessary book to be acquainted with in order to become nicer, kinder, better individuals ourselves.

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  • Sanaa
  • 13-02-17

Absolutely intriguing!

It was about time someone's write and explain what Islam is. Although the writer was writing for his son but I believe all young Muslim and non Muslim.

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  • AngieC
  • 10-09-17

A wonderful powerful compassionate book

What made the experience of listening to Letters to a Young Muslim the most enjoyable?

Listening to a Father talking to his son about the world and how to navigate through it.
Learning about people's history and how it shapes their view of the world.
A brave and beautiful look at Islam.

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  • 23-02-19

A guidance on how to organise my thoughts

I've read this book through twice and have recommended it on to many friends. I truly feel that it has helped me organise some of my thoughts, worries and doubts regarding being a young Muslim in the 21st century and living in the West. Listening to Mr Ghobaish's voice giving me calm and thought-through advice has been akin to receiving pearls of wisdom from a loving relative - one who had already experienced so much and wants to spare you some of the difficulties they themselves faced and thus give you a headstart in life. I think it is wise to critically analyse our communities and take a good, long look at ourselves before pointing the finger at others. Thank you very much.

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  • VDS
  • 07-06-18

Simple and profound at the same time

This book has provided me with a framework to answering some of the fundamental challenges of the Muslim extremist ideology