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American Life Through Muslim Eyes: Perspectives From Mother & Son
March 2 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm$8 - $10
$10/$8 Reliquary members
Join us as Sabeeha Rehman reads from her highly acclaimed book, Threading My Prayer Rug. This collection of Sabeeha’s memoirs presents humorous and poignant moments from her life as a Muslim woman who immigrated from Pakistan to the US. The evening will include a discussion with Sabeeha and her son, Asim Rehman, about their personal experiences and perspectives as Muslim-Americans living in the US.
“Rehman lends a strong and compelling voice to moderate Muslims, and her discussion of her faith and the areas she believes need modernization illustrate the different opinions within the Muslim community.”—Library Journal
“With sparkling anecdotes . . . Rehman’s spirited debut memoir illuminates the challenges of living an authentically Muslim life in America.”—Publishers Weekly
“Rehman’s personal journey is her own, but speaks broadly to all immigrant journeys in contemporary America. With so much discussion about immigrants from Muslim in the national conversation, it’s good to have a story with this unique perspective. . . . we see how she navigates American society, retains her identity and passes it on to her children and community, accepts becoming an American, modifies some of her traditions while manufacturing new ones, and enriches her own life and the lives of those around her—thus weaving her contribution into the fabric of America, and enriching the American tapestry.” — Booklist (starred review) & Top 10 Religion & Spirituality Books of 2016
Booklist also listed Threading My Prayer Rug as one of their Top 10 Diverse Nonfiction Books for 2017.
This event is part of Beyond Patience & Fortitude, a series sponsored by The City Reliquary to promote advocacy and civic action while celebrating the diversity of NYC.
Space is VERY limited for this event! We strongly suggest buying tix in advance.