The Resource A sinner in Mecca : a gay muslim's hajj of defiance, Parvez Sharma, (ebook)

A sinner in Mecca : a gay muslim's hajj of defiance, Parvez Sharma, (ebook)

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A sinner in Mecca : a gay muslim's hajj of defiance
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A sinner in Mecca
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a gay muslim's hajj of defiance
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Parvez Sharma
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eng
Summary
This is the Islam you've never been allowed to see. Daringly reported from its frontlines and forbidden to most of humanity for centuries. The Hajj pilgrimage is a journey every Muslim is commanded by God to go on at least once in a lifetime if they are able and, like millions, Parvez Sharma believes his spiritual salvation lies at Islam's ground zero, Mecca. But unlike the journeys of his fellow Muslims, the consequences of his own could be deadly. In A Sinner in Mecca, author and filmmaker Parvez chronicles his pilgrimage as a very openly gay Muslim to Saudi Arabia, where Islam's heart beats . . . and where being true to himself is punishable by death. Risking his life, Parvez embarks on a Jihad of the self-filming his experience along the way. Already under fire for his documentary A Jihad for Love, which looks at the coexistence of Islam and homosexuality, he would undoubtedly face savage punishment if exposed-from being thrown off a cliff to public beheading. Parvez's odyssey is at once audacious, global, and remarkable. He meets everyone from extremists to explorers of the spiritual kind and the world they open up is frightening . . . yet breathtaking. In Mecca, Parvez comes out to a pilgrim, who then asks him why he would want to be part of something that wants no part of him. This book is his answer to this question and many more. Parvez provides an unflinching look at our troubling unfolding history, including Hizbullah, ISIS, Trump, the race-wars, an embattled Europe, and more. He offers real solutions, borne of his efforts to get his hands dirty to find them. This is a lived history-and its author is no armchair theorist. Following the New York Times Critics' Pick hit documentary of the same title, A Sinner in Mecca unflinchingly showcases parts of the dangerous ideology that governs today's ISIS and how much it has in common with Saudi Arabia's sacred, yet treacherous dogma, Wahhabi Islam. A Sinner in Mecca is simultaneously one man's personal odyssey as well as a groundbreaking, provocative revelation of a clandestine world and its fastest growing and most contested religion
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Sharma, Parvez
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  • 297.092
  • B
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non fiction
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  • Sharma, Parvez
  • Muslim pilgrims and pilgrimages
  • Homosexuality
  • Wahhābīyah
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adult
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A sinner in Mecca : a gay muslim's hajj of defiance, Parvez Sharma, (ebook)
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1 online resource
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9781944648404
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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MWT11911554
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11911554
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A sinner in Mecca : a gay muslim's hajj of defiance, Parvez Sharma, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
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1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781944648404
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11911554
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11911554
System control number
MWT11911554
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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