The Taqwacores (Compact Disc)

By Michael Muhammad Knight, Shahjehan Khan (Read by)

Brilliance Audio, 9781455803941

Publication Date: March 20, 2011

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (5/17/2018)
Paperback (1/13/2009)
MP3 CD (10/4/2016)
MP3 CD (3/20/2011)
Compact Disc (3/20/2011)

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A Muslim punk house in Buffalo, New York, inhabited by burqa-wearing riot girls, mohawked Sufis, straightedge Sunnis, Shi'a skinheads, Indonesian skaters, Sudanese rude boys, gay Muslims, drunk Muslims, and feminists. Their living room hosts parties and prayers, with a hole smashed in the wall to indicate the direction of Mecca. Their life together mixes sex, dope, and religion in roughly equal amounts, expressed in devotion to an Islamo-punk subculture, "taqwacore," named for taqwa, an Arabic term for consciousness of the divine.

Originally published by the author on photocopiers and spiral-bound by hand, The Taqwacores has now come to be read as a manifesto for Muslim punk rockers and a "Catcher in the Rye for young Muslims."