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American Muslims : Voir Dire : Speak the Truth (Ahmed Younis)

American Muslims : Voir Dire : Speak the Truth (Ahmed Younis)

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ISBN: 1881504557
Author: Ahmed Younis
Publisher: Dawn Books
Pages: 94 Binding: Paperback

Description from the publisher:

The desire to become a vibrant and positive force in the American pluralistic fabric lies at the heart of Ahmed Younis' examination of where we as a nation are in relation to the world, and how key issues are shaping the reality of 'war' -- beyond stereotypes, beyond nationalism to a new and brighter reality. At the heart of this analysis lies the third (and largely overlooked) component of Islamic law -- "ijtihad," which mandates that Muslims exercise human ingenuity in tackling current realities. "Voir Dire" offers a fresh perspective of how we got here as a nation -- as told from the perspective of a young American Muslim law student rooted in American culture and Islamic values.

Blending history, spirituality and activism, Younis provides a thought-provoking study that calls for the cognitive revival of American Muslims. "Voir Dire" serves as a compelling wake-up call to American Muslims in particular who are seeking to understand their reality and take ownership over the future of their country.

About the Author

Ahmed Younis is a student at Washington & Lee School of Law in Lexington, Virginia. He has published a number of articles on international policy for the National Model United Nations, most recently serving as director of the Commission on the Status of Women. His publications include, "Gender Representation in Post Conflict Situations," "Eradication of Poverty" and "Mid-Term Review of the Medium Term System Wide Plan for the Advancement of Women within the U.N. System."


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