Author: Maher Hathout
Publisher: The Islamic Center of Southern California (2009)
Pages: 126 Binding: Paperback
Description from the publisher:
This book is the result of many years of conversations between the author and generations of Muslim youth and young adults, which led to a deep understanding of the questions this group of Muslims has. Islam 2.0 is an attempt to answer these questions through a mixture of information about Islam and lessons from the author's personal life story. Dr. Hathout has tried to create a level of comfort for Muslim youth as they think about their religion. It is the hope of the author that this will inspire them to contribute positively to society and the whole of humanity. Although Islam 2.0 is directed towards young Muslims, it is also a wonderful tool and source of information for all who are interested in learning about Islam.
About the Author --
Dr. Maher M. Hathout is a leading spokesperson for the American Muslim community. Besides being a respected physician, Dr. Maher Hathout is best known for his public service. He is an international figure who is highly regarded as a positive voice for Islam, offering a unique and valuable perspective on national and international issues involving Muslims and emphasizing the American Muslim identity. Dr. Hathout is the senior advisor of the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) and holds numerous other offices as well. He is the spokesperson for the Islamic Center of Southern California and a former chairman of its board of directors. Dr. Hathout has met with Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush to discuss America's image in the Middle East and has been invited to Capitol Hill and the State Department several times to address a variety of topics such as "Islam and U.S. Policy," "Islamic Democracy," "Emerging Trends in Islamic Movements," and the “Future of the Middle East." He also gave the invocation at the 2000 Democratic National Convention.
Dr. Hathout has written extensively on Islam, human rights, democracy, Middle East politics, and Bosnia. His articles and interviews have appeared in such prominent newspapers as "The Los Angeles Times," "The New York Times," "The Wall Street Journal," and "The Christian Science Monitor" as well as leading newspapers in the Middle East. He appears frequently on television and has traveled to Australia, Egypt, Kuwait, Malaysia, Pakistan, and South Africa to lecture on Islam and Muslims.