The Taqwacores

By Michael Muhammad Knight
(Autonomedia, Paperback, 9781570271670, 254pp.)

Publication Date: January 2004

Other Editions of This Title: Compact Disc, Compact Disc, MP3 CD, MP3 CD, Paperback

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THE TAQWACORES vividly depicts day-to-day life in a Muslim punk house in Buffalo, New York. Characters include Rabeya, a burqa-clad riot girl; Umar, a straightedge Sunni; Muzammil Sadiq, who struggles against orthodox Islamic homophobia; and Jehangir Tabari, a drunken Sufi saint who dreams of putting on a Muslim Punk show in Buffalo. Both entertaining and serious, THE TAQWACORES tackles sex, drugs, and yes, rock n' roll, through the prism of observant (yet all-too-human) muslim mohicans and straight edgers.
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