By Muhammad Mojlum Khan, Kube Publishing, paperback, 500 pages
The contributions of some extraordinary Muslims of the West in recent history is surprising, revealing and, most importantly, worth celebrating. Muslims have lived in the “West” for hundreds of years, yet the lives of all but a few are little known.
In this illuminating work, the author sets out to change this by revealing the lives and impact of over fifty significant Muslims, from the founder of Muslim Spain in the eighth century to Muhammad Ali today.
This extraordinary book features biographies on the enslaved African Prince Ayuba Sulaiman Diallo, who was put to work in the tobacco fields of Maryland; Alexander Russell Webb, the voice of Muslims in Victorian America; and W.D. Muhammad, Elijah Muhammad’s son, who converted the Nation of Islam’s followers to an authentic version of Islam.
About the author:
Muhammad Mojlum Khan was born in 1973 in Habiganj, Bangladesh and was educated in England. He is a teacher, author, literary critic and research scholar.