Light Without Fire: The Making Of America's First Muslim College

Authors: Scott Korb
Publisher: Beacon Press
Keywords: muslim, college, first, america, fire, making, light
Published: 2013-04-16
Language: English
Category: 21st Century, United States, Americas, History,
ISBN-10: 0807001635     ISBN-13: 9780807001639
Binding: Hardcover
List Price: 25.95 USD
The first extended look into the nation’s first Muslim institution of higher education, Zaytuna College
Light Without Fire closely follows the inaugural class of Zaytuna College, the nation’s first four-year Muslim college, whose mission is to establish a thoroughly American, academically rigorous, and traditional indigenous Islam. Korb offers portraits of the school’s founders, Shaykh Hamza Yusuf and Imam Zaid Shakir, arguably the two most influential leaders in American Islam. Along the way, Korb introduces us to Zaytuna’s students, young American Muslims of all stripes, who love their teachers in ways college students typically don’t and whose stories, told here for the first time, signal the future of Islam in this country. It’s no exaggeration to say that here, at Zaytuna, are tomorrow’s Muslim leaders.

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