Notable Muslims

by DeLong-Bas, Natana

From political leaders and human rights activists to rap musicians and NBA basketball stars, this diverse collection of mini-biographies documents the contributions of fifty male and fifty female Muslims to a huge array of disciplines and professions. With eighty-five of the one hundred figures profiled alive today, and many interviewed personally by Natana Delong-Bas, “Notable Muslims” combines a modern focus with fascinating facts about the lives of prominent Muslims from past and present. As an exploration and celebration of what it means to be a Muslim, it offers a colourful counterpoint to the stereotypes of religious fundamentalism and terrorism. Innovative and easy to read, it is a rich source of inspiration for all those committed to intercultural understanding in the modern world.