Anaheim, California (PRWEB) December 18, 2012
The newly-released edition of In Search of Truth: A Modern Snapshot of a Misunderstood Religion written by holistic scholar Najim Mostamand, gives readers a different look at the Islamic religion from an American Muslim’s perspective. The book is geared towards providing readers with a truer understanding of Islam and an inkling of how the stereotypical misunderstanding of what it’s like to be a Muslim in modern American society affects the author and others who share his faith.
Millions of words have been written about Islam, especially since the American terrorist attacks of September 11th. Yet there are still many who may wonder how Islam first came into being, who Muhammad was, what the Muslim beliefs and religious practices are, and why some Islamic people began to become involved in violent and terrorist activities. Readers can now have these and other questions answered in this book currently, available through a variety of booksellers.
In Search of Truth: A Modern Snapshot of a Misunderstood Religion gets to the heart of letting readers discover firsthand the history and basic beliefs of the Islamic religion. The author schools readers on the age-old beginnings of Islam while using an engaging and intimate writing style. This non-fiction, scholarly work is directed toward both the Muslim and the curious non-Muslim reader who wonders about this millennium-old faith that has billions of believers the world over and is constantly portrayed (usually unfavorably) in the media.
The author has gathered together the riveting information necessary to truthfully unfold the story of Islam all within this one publication. According to one review of the book on Amazon.com, “The great value of In Search of Truth is the insight it provides into the experiences and mindset of the vast majority of moderate, thoughtful Muslims living in America.”
Mostamand realizes that most Americans had very little knowledge about Islam before 9/11 and many were reluctant to research its teachings and history afterwards. Najim Mostamand’s approach to sharing his knowledge of Islamic history, doctrines and the challenges of living in a modern society that tends to reject his faith based upon stereotypes is both personal and informative.
In Search of Truth introduces the reader to the history of Islam and its meaningful contributions, both culturally and scientifically, to other societies. The author does not shy away from the problematic issues surrounding the faith such as the moral codes set forth in the Quran, Islamic reformist movements, Islamophobia (particularly in America), and radically-based leaders and conflicts. The invasion of Afghanistan, the rise of the militant Taliban, Osama bin Laden, the Mujahedeen, and terrorist actions associated with the Muslim religion are delved into here in a historical fashion aimed at making the reader think and learn with interest and some introspection.
Muslims in America are reflected upon in a variety of ways in this book. The September Breeze is illustrated for those who would like more information about those who have decided to re-interpret the teachings of Islam. The author explains the history of the Taliban. Readers may be interested to know how the followers of this militant sect of Islam first became indoctrinated into the fold.
The book is published by CreateSpace.com and is available at http://www.Amazon.com and at http://www.barnesandnoble.com as well as on Google books, and other sights worldwide such as Booktopia in Australia and Bookdepository in the United Kingdom.
Najim Mostamand is an American Muslim who was born in Anaheim, California to Afghan refugees. His parents immigrated to the United States after the Soviet invasion of their former homeland. He holds a B.A. in Business Administration and Management from the University of California, Irvine. The author is already working on his next book, a trilogy entitled Hearts and Minds.