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- Soft Skull Press 2015; US$ 15.95
The Salafi are a revivalist Sunni Muslim movement misunderstood by most Americans, and even many Muslims. The New York Times? first reference to Salafis as a distinct group appears in 1979 after a band of armed men seized control of the Great Mosque in Mecca. After 1979, there is not another mention of Salafis in the Times until 2000, in an article... more...
- Soft Skull Press 2009; US$ 14.95
Michael Muhammad Knight embarks on a quest for an indigenous American Islam in a series of interstate odysseys. Traveling 20,000 miles by Greyhound in sixty days, he squats in run-down mosques, pursues Muslim romance, is detained at the U.S.-Canadian border with a trunkload of Shia literature, crashes Islamic Society of North America conventions,... more...
- Soft Skull Press 2009; US$ 15.95
Recognized by readers of his novel, The Taqwacores, as the godfather of American Muslim punk, Michael Muhammad Knight is a voice for the growing number of teenagers who choose neither side of the “Clash of Civilizations.? Knight has now written his personal story, a chronicle of his bizarre and traumatic boyhood and his conversion to Islam during... more...
- Soft Skull Press 2009; US$ 14.95
Amazing Ayyub, an Iranian Shi'ite skinhead, and Rabeya, a burqa-wearing punk, have kidnapped Matt Damon and are holding him hostage. They demand that Hollywood depict Muslims in a positive light—“just one movie where we're not these two-dimensional al Qaeda stereotypes.? But Damon's concerned they're playing into that same terrorist paradigm, thereby... more...
- Penguin Publishing Group 2011; US$ 14.95
A thoughtful, insider view of The Five Percenters-a deeply complex and misunderstood community whose ideas and symbols influenced the rise of hip-hop. Misrepresented in the media as a black parallel to the Hell's Angels, portrayed as everything from a vicious street gang to quasi- Islamic revolutionaries, The Five Percenters are a movement that... more...
- Soft Skull Press 2012; US$ 15.95
When Michael Muhammad Knight sets out to write the definitive biography of his “Anarcho-Sufi? hero and mentor, writer Peter Lamborn Wilson (aka Hakim Bey), he makes a startling discovery that changes everything. At the same time that he grows disillusioned with his idol, Knight finds that his own books have led to American Muslim youths making a countercultural... more...
- Soft Skull Press 2008; US$ 12.95
A Muslim punk house in Buffalo, New York, inhabited by burqa-wearing riot girls, mohawked Sufis, straightedge Sunnis, Shi?a skinheads, Indonesian skaters, Sudanese rude boys, gay Muslims, drunk Muslims, and feminists. Their living room hosts parties and prayers, with a hole smashed in the wall to indicate the direction of Mecca. Their life together... more...
- Soft Skull Press 2013; US$ 15.95
If Tripping with Allah is a road book, it?s a road book in the tradition of 2001: A Space Odyssey , rather than On the Road . Amazonian shamanism meets Christianity meets West African religion meets Islam in this work of reflection and inward adventure. Knight, the ?Hunter S. Thompson of Islamic literature? seeks reconciliation between his Muslim... more...
- Soft Skull Press 2009; US$ 16.95
In 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... more...
- Oneworld Publications 2013; US$ 21.99
With a cast of characters ranging from Malcolm X to 50 Cent, Knight?s compelling work is the first detailed account of the movement inextricably linked with black empowerment, Islam, New York, and hip-hop. Containing unrivalled insider access to the movement?s elders, oral histories, and community literature, this fast-paced investigation uncovers... more...