American Muslim Teenager’s Handbook

By wael | August 12, 2009

American Muslim Teenagers Handbook

American Muslim Teenagers Handbook

I just found out there’s a new book in publication called the American Muslim Teenager’s Handbook. Summary: she has poofy hair, and he plays the guitar, lol. Just kidding. I have not read the book yet, but I’ll order it Insha’Allah and review it here at some point.

It is written by by Dilara Hafiz, Imran Hafiz, and Yasmine Hafiz and is in its second printing.

You can find out more about it here:

Here is the book’s complete index:

A Note From Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, author of
What’s Right With Islam Is What’s Right With America, and Daisy Khan, executive director of the American Society for Muslim Advancement xiii

Foreword to the New Edition by Professor Akbar Ahmed, chair of Islamic Studies, American University,
Washington, DC xv

Why You Should Read This Book by Asma Gull Hasan,
author of American Muslims: The New Generation
and Why I Am a Muslim: An American Odyssey xvii

Why We Wrote This Book by Dilara Hafiz xix

How to Use This Book xxi

A Note to the Reader xxiii

1. Islam 101: An Overview of the Beginning 1

2. Shahadah: Islam’s Central Belief 9

3. Prayer 101: All Your Prayers Answered 19

4. Zakat: Charity—What Does It Really Mean? 35

5. Relax, It’s Ramadan: Tips for a Successful Fast 41

6. Hajj: The Ultimate Road Trip 53

7. The Quran: Islam’s Holy Book 63

8. Prophet Muhammad: A Short Version of a
Long Story 71

9. Halal and Haram: Can I Go to McDonalds? 83

10. The Four Ds: Dating, Dancing, Drinking,
and Drugs 93

11. Misunderstandings and Misconceptions:
Are All Muslims Terrorists? 103

12. The Hijab Issue: Unveil the Controversy 109

13. Cultural Confusion: Examples of Muslim
Culture 115

14. Inventions From the Muslim World:
Where Did Algebra Come From, Anyway? 125

15. Peer Pressure: Don’t Worry, I Feel It, Too 131

16. Islamic Interfaith: Why Can’t We Be Friends? 141

17. Post 9/11 Survival Guide: How Do Savvy
American Muslim Teens Avoid Extremism,
Fanaticism, Radicalism, and Other Pesky “Isms”? 153

Afterword 161

Glossary 163

Acknowledgments 167

Bibliography 168

One Response to “American Muslim Teenager’s Handbook”

  1. Junaid Says:
    October 5th, 2009 at 5:23 pm

    From lookin at the site, seems a bit too liberal. “A moderate, flexible version of Islam”? cmon now

    well what do u expect from new york times anyway lol


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