The Taqwacores

by Michael Muhammad Knight

The Taqwacores

  • ISBN-13: 9781593762292
  • Author(s): Michael Muhammad Knight
  • Subject: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
  • Publisher: Penguin Random House Group
  • Imprint: Soft Skull Press
  • Publication Date: 13-01-2009
  • Format: p/b

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Michael Muhammad Knight's first novel tells the story of a fictitious group of Islamic punk-rockers - inspired by the real-life Muslim punk movement sharing its name. The word taqwacore' is a combination of 'hardcore' and 'taqwa' - an Arabic term usually translated as 'piety'. Combining two worlds rarely seen together, it is a form of expression for many young Muslims growing up in the West. Both entertaining and serious, THE TAQWACORES tackles sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll through the prism of observant, all-too-human Muslim Mohicans.'
About the book

Michael Muhammad Knight's first novel tells the story of a fictitious group of Islamic punk-rockers - inspired by the real-life Muslim punk movement sharing its name. The word taqwacore' is a combination of 'hardcore' and 'taqwa' - an Arabic term usually translated as 'piety'. Combining two worlds rarely seen together, it is a form of expression for many young Muslims growing up in the West. Both entertaining and serious, THE TAQWACORES tackles sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll through the prism of observant, all-too-human Muslim Mohicans.'