Haroon Moghul signing Two Billion Caliphs: A Vision of a Muslim Future

Saturday, May 28, 2022 - 2:00pm
2692 Madison Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45208

Haroon Moghul signing Two Billion Caliphs: A Vision of a Muslim Future

Saturday, May 28 at 2pm ET

Location: Joseph-Beth Rookwood

Join us for Haroon Moghul signing Two Billion Caliphs: A Vision of a Muslim Future.

Explains the attraction of Muslims to their faith, and discusses the challenges contemporary Islam confronts, and how we might imagine an Islamic theology and identity ready to face tomorrow

Islam is often associated with and limited to the worst of the world—extremism, obscurantism, misogyny, bigotry. So why would so many people associate with such a fundamentalist faith? Two Billion Caliphs advocates for a way of being Muslim in the world, ready for today and prepared for tomorrow. Unlike stale summaries, which restrict themselves to facts and figures, Haroon Moghul presents a deeply Muslim perspective on the world, providing Islamic answers to universal questions: Who are we? What are we doing here? What happens to us when we die? And from description, Moghul moves to prescription, aspiring to something outrageous and audacious. Two Billion Caliphs describes what Islam has been and what it is, who its heroes are, what its big ideas are, but not only to tell you about the past or the present, but to speak to the future.

Two Billion Caliphs finds that Islam was a religion of intimacy, a faith rooted in and reaching for love, and that it could be and should be again. Fulfilling that destiny depends on the efforts of Muslims to reclaim their faith, rebuild their strength, and reimagine their future, on their own terms. Two Billion Caliphsoffers Muslim thoughts for the age ahead, to create an interpretation Islam of and for days to come, the kind of religion the world’s Muslims deserve, with echoes of the confident faith Muslims once had. The destiny of Islam, then, is not, as so many prefer to argue, a reformation. It is a counter-reformation. A restoration of what once was.

 

Haroon Moghul is a thought leader, professor, public speaker, and occasional Friday preacher, whose work explores faith, community, identity, and the future. A one-time stand-up comic in New York City (literally, just that one time) and award-winning writer, his work has been published by the New York Times, NPR’s Fresh Air, CNNWashington PostForeign Policy, and the Guardian, among many others. Not long after publishing his previous book, How To Be A Muslim: An American Story, he moved to Cincinnati, where he’s become an enthusiastic soccer stepdad. He writes about that journey on his Substack, Sunday Schooled. 

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$24.95
ISBN: 9780807024652
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Published: Beacon Press - April 12th, 2022

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