Asma T. Uddin

Widely respected and highly regarded, Asma Uddin comes here as a religious liberty lawyer who has done work on behalf of a considerable range of religions and faiths. In her powerful new book, When Islam is Not a Religion (Pegasus), she does so through the lens of the present political climate in the U.S. around Islam, and the rights of Muslims.

“Asma Uddin has written a terrific book. It is all at once a primer on the very American commitment to religious freedom, a history of the discrimination that Muslims in America have endured since 9/11 and a window into the life of a leading American Muslim intellectual. It is both deeply researched and a joy to read. I give it my highest recommendation.” - Eboo Patel. 

“A bold exploration of Islam’s legal place in U.S. society, as well as a deeply personal glimpse into one American family’s Muslim faith. Uddin’s efforts to counter ignorance with grace and humility are ever-present in this well-researched first book. She presents the reader with thought-provoking examples of religious persecution that ultimately threaten to compromise the religious freedom of all Americans, not just Muslims.” - Shahina Piyarali, Shelf Awareness.

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ISBN: 9781643131313
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Pegasus Books - July 9th, 2019

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