The Leading eBooks Store Online 4,325,200 members ⚫ 1,431,678 ebooks

New to eBooks.com?

Learn more

Tripping with Allah

Islam, Drugs, and Writing

Tripping with Allah by Michael  Muhammad Knight
Buy this eBook
US$ 15.99
(If any tax is payable it will be calculated and shown at checkout.)
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 identity and his drinking of ayahuasca, a psychedelic tea that has been used in the Amazon for centuries. His experience becomes an opportunity to investigate complex issues of drugs, religion, and modernity.

Though essential for readers interested in Islam or the growing popularity of ayahuasca, this book is truly about neither Islam nor ayahuasca. Tripping with Allah provides an accessible look into the construction of religion, the often artificial borders dividing these constructions, and the ways in which religion might change in an increasingly globalized world.

Finally, Tripping with Allah not only explores Islam and drugs, but also Knight’s own process of creativity and discovery.
Soft Skull Press; March 2013
256 pages; ISBN 9781593764999
Read online, or download in secure EPUB or secure PDF format
Title: Tripping with Allah
Author: Michael Muhammad Knight
 
  • News
Remembering Master Fard Muhammad - VICE
Tue, 26 Feb 2013 10:19:55 -0800
VICERemembering Master Fard MuhammadVICEFebruary 26 is Saviors' Day, the birthday of the founder of the Nation of Islam. ...