Read Letters to a Young Muslim Online Free - From the Ambassador of the UAE to Russia comes a bold and intimate exploration of what it means to be a Muslim in the twenty-first century.
In a series of personal letters to his sons, Omar Saif Ghobash offers a short and highly readable 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 may even be 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.
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November 07, 2016
When I first heard about this book I instantly thought of Ta-Nehisi Coates', "Between the World and Me". Where Coates' book was dark, somber and hopeless, this book is the opposite. It is hopeful, inspiring, and intend to motivate for a change.
It's a timely book and one where I learned a bit a...
January 13, 2017
This is a must read to all Muslims and anyone of faith. That it was published in English is perplexing as those who need it won't find it. Hopefully it will be translated into Arabic, but it expresses what my modern Muslim friends think though there is much here that would be controversial in man...
February 15, 2017
Wow. I'm regretting my casual rating system now. I am far too quick to award five star reviews to books I enjoy, and now I have no way of distinguishing this book.
This book was fantastic. I appreciated learning more about Islam, but the lessons and the topics in the book are of value to anyone....
March 02, 2017
As a practicing Muslim I have been plagued with many questions which Omar Gobash boldly asks in this book. Questions which are urgent and relevant in toady's charged political climate. Questions which we need to ask ourselves (how much responsibility does each one of us carry as a Muslim), ask ou...
December 10, 2016
(This review was originally written for Waterstones.com)
(I received a free copy of this book for reviewing purposes)
This is a poignant and heartfelt collection of advice. Not just from a father to his son, but also to any young Muslim, or anyone interested in discussions of faith, struggling to r...
February 07, 2017
This book is brilliant because it is such a breeze of fresh air, in an otherwise increasingly gloomy and lost Islamic World. The author is the UAE Ambassador to Moscow, and this first book of his is a compilation of a series of letters intended to his young son, advising him on how to navigate th...
February 17, 2017
I'll be making a video on this soon, but for now I'll say that this is a clear, dry read that gave me a lot of food for thought about the questions that Muslims face (and have always faced) concerning the relationship between Islam and the rest of the world. It's hard for me to get a sense of how...
February 07, 2017
I don't know enough about Islam. I knew that going in. In light of current events, I wanted to know more than just what I was seeing or hearing in sound bites, click bait, or Facebook memes. Reading this book was a profound gift. It gave me a basic understanding of key beliefs. It gave me histori...
March 30, 2017
Letters To A Young Muslim is the type of book that resonates with you long after you are done with it. In it Omar Saif Ghobash wills young muslims to seek knowledge, be curious and avoid being mislead. He also touches upon the importance of individuality and moving beyond the past in order for co...
May 19, 2017
Similar to BETWEEN THE WORLD AND ME, this book is a father writing to his son about problems in the world and offering advice for dealing with injustice. It probably couldn't have been sustained in a longer book, but it worked. Overall I really liked the book's tone and intelligence.