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Author Power, Carla, author.

Title If the oceans were ink : an unlikely friendship and a journey to the heart of the Qurʼan / Carla Power.

Publication Info. New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2015.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    92 Power,C POW    Available
Edition First edition.
Description x, 336 pages ; 21 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 319-322) and index.
Contents Introduction: a map for the journey -- The origins -- The Qurʼan in twenty-five words -- An American in the East -- A Muslim in the West -- Road trip to the Indian madrasa -- A migrant's prayer mat -- The home -- Pioneer life in Oxford -- Nine-thousand hidden women -- The little rosy one -- Veiling and unveiling -- Reading the women -- The world -- A pilgrim's progress -- Jesus, Mary, and the Qurʼan -- Beyond politics -- The pharaoh and his wife -- War stories -- The last lesson -- Conclusion: everlasting return -- Author's note -- Glossary.
Summary The eye-opening story of how American Carla Powers and her longtime friend Sheikh Mohammad Akram Nadwi found a way to confront ugly stereotypes and persistent misperceptions that were cleaving their communities.
Subject Power, Carla.
Muslim converts -- Biography.
Islam -- Appreciation.
Islam -- Essence, genius, nature.
Islamophobia -- Europe.
Islam -- Public opinion.
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
ISBN 9780805098198 (pbk.)
0805098194 (pbk.)
9780805098242 (ebk.)

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