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

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

Label
Threading my prayer rug : one woman's journey from Pakistani Muslim to American Muslim
Title
Threading my prayer rug
Title remainder
one woman's journey from Pakistani Muslim to American Muslim
Statement of responsibility
Sabeeha Rehman
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
T7B
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rehman, Sabeeha
Dewey number
  • 305.8914/122073
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
E184.P28
LC item number
R44 2016
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rehman, Sabeeha
  • Pakistani American women
  • Pakistani Americans
  • Muslims
  • Muslim women
Label
Threading my prayer rug : one woman's journey from Pakistani Muslim to American Muslim, Sabeeha Rehman
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn951607372
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
322 pages
Isbn
9781628726633
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016007676
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
Label
Threading my prayer rug : one woman's journey from Pakistani Muslim to American Muslim, Sabeeha Rehman
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn951607372
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
322 pages
Isbn
9781628726633
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016007676
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)

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