Latest Read: Letters to a Young Muslim by Omar Saif Ghobash

This was a refreshing read. It was suggested to me by a friend and as I had told him that I would read it, I bought a copy last week. I was dreading the usual Muslims should pray and fast and things will be hunky dory  advice BUT this book surprised me. 

Omar Saif Ghobash is an extremely well read man and the gist of his advice to his son is that he should think about things, should not be afraid to question anything, should be wary of self appointed experts on religion and should lead a life of personal responsibility. Ghobash talks about 9/11 and ISIS and homosexuality and the need for strong women and the importance of arts and music and literature. 

Ghobash was brought up in Abu Dhabi, as I was, and is almost the same age as I, and so it was interesting to read this book for that reason too as we were both undergoing the same brainwashing at the same time.

I would recommend this book for all parents and for young Muslims growing up in this confusing world.  

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