The Resource Threading my prayer rug : one woman's journey from Pakistani Muslim to American Muslim, Sabeeha Rehman, (electronic resource)

Threading my prayer rug : one woman's journey from Pakistani Muslim to American Muslim, Sabeeha Rehman, (electronic resource)

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Threading my prayer rug : one woman's journey from Pakistani Muslim to American Muslim
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Threading my prayer rug
Title remainder
one woman's journey from Pakistani Muslim to American Muslim
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Sabeeha Rehman
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eng
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  • "This enthralling story of the making of an American is also a timely meditation on religion and culture. Beginning with a sweetly funny, moving account of an arranged marriage in Pakistan that would become a love match lasting forty years, Threading My Prayer Rug is the story of many journeys: from Pakistan to America, from which her husband-to-be returned to wed and collect her while he completed his medical residency; from masters candidate to young bride and mother; from secular Muslim in an Islamic society to devout Muslim in a society ignorant of Islam; from liberal to conservative to American Muslim; and finally from Pakistani immigrant intending to stay for only a couple of years to an American of Pakistani origins, a successful businesswoman, grandmother, community leader who helped found a mosque, advocate for interfaith understanding, and cofounder of the New York chapter of a national organization. Threading My Prayer Rug is a richly textured reflection on what it is to be a Muslim in America today. It is also the revealing, always hopeful story of an immigrant's daily struggles, balancing assimilation with preserving heritage, overcoming religious barriers from within and distortions of Islam from without, and confronting issues of children growing up Muslim-while they lobby for a Christmas tree. Sabeeha Rehman was doing interfaith work for Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, the driving force behind the Muslim community center at Ground Zero, when the backlash began, and she also offers an insider's account of that experience and what it showed about us"--
  • "This enthralling story of the making of an American is also a timely meditation on religion and culture. Threading My Prayer Rug is a richly textured reflection on what it is to be a Muslim in America today. It is also the luminous story of many journeys: from Pakistan to the United States in an arranged marriage that becomes a love match lasting forty years; from secular Muslim in an Islamic society to devout Muslim in a society ignorant of Islam, and from liberal to conservative to American Muslim; from master's candidate to bride and mother; and from an immigrant intending to stay two years to an American citizen, business executive, grandmother, and tireless advocate for interfaith understanding. Beginning with a sweetly funny, moving account of her arranged marriage, the author undercuts stereotypes and offers the refreshing view of an American life through Muslim eyes. In chapters leavened with humor, hope, and insight, she recounts an immigrant's daily struggles balancing assimilation with preserving heritage, overcoming religious barriers from within and distortions of Islam from without, and confronting issues of raising her children as Muslims--while they lobby for a Christmas tree! Sabeeha Rehman was doing interfaith work for Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, the driving force behind the Muslim community center at Ground Zero, when the backlash began. She discusses what that experience revealed about American society"--
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autobiography
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Rehman, Sabeeha
Dewey number
305.8914/122073
Index
no index present
LC call number
E184.P28
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Rehman, Sabeeha
  • Pakistani American women
  • Pakistani Americans
  • Muslims
  • Muslim women
  • RELIGION
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
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Threading my prayer rug : one woman's journey from Pakistani Muslim to American Muslim, Sabeeha Rehman, (electronic resource)
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ocn940796362
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1 online resource
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online
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9781628726664
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2016009024
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(OCoLC)940796362
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Threading my prayer rug : one woman's journey from Pakistani Muslim to American Muslim, Sabeeha Rehman, (electronic resource)
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online resource
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text
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rdacontent
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ocn940796362
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1 online resource
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online
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9781628726664
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2016009024
Media category
computer
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rdamedia
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remote
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F82E2A0D-E721-4C61-9D08-207F26555A88
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(OCoLC)940796362

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