American Qur'an

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Liveright Publishing Corporation
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13.0 X 2.1 X 18.1 inches | 12.5 pounds

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About the Author

Reza Aslan is an acclaimed writer and scholar of religions. He is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Zealot, No God but God, and editor of Tablet & Pen: Literary Landscapes from the Modern Middle East. He lives in Los Angeles, California.
Zareena Grewal is Assistant Professor of American Studies and Religious Studies at Yale University and Director for the Center for the Study of American Muslims at the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding.
Iftikhar Dadi is an artist and professor in Cornell University's Department of History of Art and chair of its Department of Art.
Sandow Birk was born in Detroit, Michigan and raised on the beaches of Orange County, California. He is a graduate of the Otis Art Institute of Parsons School of Design, Los Angeles, and resides in Southern California. Subjects of his work include gang violence, graffiti culture, prisons, surfing, skateboarding, Dante's Divine Comedy, the Iraq war, and the Qur'an. Birk creates monumental series developed over the course of many years, often working across media to support his ideas through a multi-disciplinary approach--painting, drawing, printmaking, writing, film, video, and sculpture.


It is a masterpiece, and its flaws only serve its virtuosity...A masterful reminder that America and Islam are, as ideas and as histories, deeply, painfully interlinked.--G. Willow Wilson (01/22/2016)
It's quite a panorama, this labor-intensive version of a major historical book embedded within a massive contemporary one.--Holland Cotter (01/22/2016)
From the opening page, Birk's art a distinctive and visually impressive style that begs for close attention. Meanwhile, the juxtaposition of words and images prompts the reader to engage deeply with the text.... This masterpiece is important as an accessible and enjoyable introduction to the Qur'an for non-Muslim Americans, but even for Muslims and others familiar with the Qur'an, it bears weighty messages, inviting a reconsideration of sacred texts in the context of ordinary American lives.-- (01/22/2016)