Muslim, Actually: How Islam is Misunderstood and Why it Matters (Paperback)
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Muslim, Actually: How Islam is Misunderstood and Why it Matters (Paperback)

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Paperback 304 Pages / Published: 03/02/2022
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AS RECOMMENDED ON THE TROJAN HORSE AFFAIR PODCAST

Why are Muslim men portrayed as inherently violent? Does the veil violate women's rights? Is Islam stopping Muslims from integrating?

Across western societies, Muslims are perhaps more misunderstood than any other minority. How did we get here? In this landmark book, Tawseef Khan draws on history, memoir and original research to show what it is really like to live as a Muslim in the West. With unflinching honesty, he dismantles stereotypes from inside and outside the faith, and explores why many are so often wrong about even the most basic facts. Bold and provocative, Muslim, Actually is both a wake-up call for non-believers and a passionate new framework for Muslims to navigate a world that is often set against them

Muslim, Actually was previously published in 2021 in hardback under the title The Muslim Problem.

Publisher: Atlantic Books
ISBN: 9781786499530
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 263 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 22 mm
Edition: Main


MEDIA REVIEWS
I can't recommend this sober, level-headed and highly readable book too highly. It painstakingly dismantles the poisonous myths about Muslims spread in the British media and on the far right. I read it at a sitting and learnt something new from every page. * Peter Oborne, author and journalist *
A thoughtful, exploratory, candid, passionate and thoroughly modern book on migration, identity, individuality, integration and faith, reflecting on what it means to be a member of the religion we both belong to. * The i *
This is a remarkable, insightful, searingly honest book on how British Muslims live and feel and think, and how one can be a happy and fulfilled Muslim in a world so frequently defined by Islamicist extremists and racists. For me, a progressive Muslim, it was like finding an oasis of intelligence and truths, of hope and possibilities. * Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, author and journalist *
Meticulously researched and thought-provoking... an utterly convincing treatise on Muslim identity... Even readers who consider themselves sympathetic and well informed should find food for thought in the depth of analysis Khan offers... the book's defining characteristics are humanity and hope. * Business Post *
Timely, urgent and eloquent. An honest and well-researched exploration of how biases, stereotypes and prejudices affect identity both from within and outside the Muslim community. * Pragya Agarwal, author of Sway: Unravelling Unconscious Bias *
Powerful and disturbing. This deeply personal and forensically researched book exposes the stain of Islamophobia that has long festered in British society * Chris Atkins, Sunday Times bestselling author of A Bit of a Stretch *
A vital exploration of Islamophobia. I learned so much from reading this book. Tawseef Khan has given us an insightful, intelligent and intimate discussion of issues we all need to grapple with. * Jeffrey Boakye, author of Black, Listed *
A bracing and brilliant book. From women's rights to terrorism, [Muslim, Actually] takes apart misconceptions and shows what it's really like to be a Muslim today. By placing Islamophobia in a historical context, Khan gives powerful insights into one of the most hotly-contested and topical issues of our times. * Reza Aslan, author of No God But God *
Through an eclectic and powerful mix of personal memoir and first-hand reporting, Tawseef Khan shows the unique challenges faced by British Muslims as they seek to remedy decades of fear-baiting media narratives and government policy that have negatively impacted their communities. * Hussein Kesvani, journalist *
A vital and timely book for those who wish to engage more honestly with Muslims and for those Muslims struggling with their identity in 21st century Britain. * Tez Ilyas, author of The Secret Diary of a British Muslim Aged 13 3/4 *
Essential reading... a blisteringly honest account of what it means to be a Muslim today and a much-needed corrective to prejudice. * Magid Magid, author and former Lord Mayor of Sheffield *
A powerful book demystifying the Islamic experience and a must read for those wishing to expand their world view beyond stereotypes. * Asifa Lahore, Britain's first out Muslim drag queen *

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