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    DescriptionIn Journey to the End of Islam, Michael Muhammad Knight -- whose work has led to him being hailed as both the Jack Kerouac and Hunter S. Thompson of American Islam -- wanders through Muslim countries, navigating between conflicting visions of his religion. Visiting holy sites in Pakistan, Syria, Egypt, and Ethiopia, Knight engages both the puritanical Islam promoted by Saudi globalization and the heretical strands of popular folk Islam: shrines, magic, music, and drugs. The conflict of "global" and "local" Islam speaks to Knight's own experience approaching the Islamic world as a uniquely American Muslim with his own sources: the modern mythologies of the Nation of Islam and Five Percenters, as well as the arguments of Progressive Muslim thinkers for feminism and reform. Knight's travels conclude at Islam's spiritual center, the holy city of Mecca, where he performs the hajj required of every Muslim. During the rites of pilgrimage, he watches as all variations of Islam converge in one place, under the supervision of Saudi Arabia's religious police. What results is a struggle to separate the spiritual from the political, Knight searching for a personal relationship to Islam in the context of how it's defined by the external world.


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    Title
    Journey to the End of Islam
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Michael Muhammad Knight
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 360
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 210 mm
    Thickness: 27 mm
    Weight: 371 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781593762469
    ISBN 10: 1593762461
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27430
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: REL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.6
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T General Subject: 750
    BIC subject category V2: HRLF
    Ingram Subject Code: SO
    Libri: I-SO
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET135
    Ingram Theme: CULT/MIDEST
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 47
    DC22: 297
    Ingram Theme: RELI/ISLAM
    BISAC V2.8: REL037000
    B&T Approval Code: A13460000, A19242000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: SOC048000
    B&T Approval Code: A40306000
    BIC subject category V2: HRHP
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 297.35092, 297.3/5092
    LC classification: BP161.3 .K554 2009
    Thema V1.0: QRVJ1, QRPP
    Edition statement
    Original
    Publisher
    COUNTERPOINT
    Imprint name
    SOFT SKULL PRESS
    Publication date
    20 January 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Berkeley