Moving the Mountain

Moving the Mountain

Beyond Ground Zero to a New Vision of Islam in America

Muslims in America who reject extremist or fundamentalist expressions of Islam at home and abroad feel the urgent need for a voice that can represent them in the current debate about Islam, America, and the West. Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf—the so-called Ground Zero Imam—has become that voice. This is his vision for a new, American Islam.
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  • Free Press | 
  • 240 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781451656015 | 
  • March 2013
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Witnessing God: The Commandments of Our Faith

I grew up mostly in Malaysia, a Muslim-majority country, the eldest son of a well-known Muslim scholar and imam. As a boy I prayed, like other Muslims, five times a day. At the core of these prayers we recite, in Arabic, what is known as the shahada, or “witness of faith,” a... see more

About the Author

Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf
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Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf

Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, founder and CEO of the Cordoba Initiative, has served as Imam of the al-Farah mosque since 1983 and is the visionary behind the Cordoba House project planned near the World Trade Center in New York City. The author of three previous books about Islam, an American goodwill ambassador abroad, and a sought-after speaker and media guest, he lives in New York City.




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