American Muslim Gives Authentic Insight into Islamic, Religious and Political Issues in New Book

Oakland, CA (PressExposure) January 04, 2008 -- Scattered Pictures: Reflections of an American Muslim by Imam Zaid Shakir gives a fresh and traditional Muslim exploration of many critical issues that affect the world.

What does it mean to be a Muslim in America? Using his first-hand experiences, respected author and Muslim Scholar, Shakir has collected a stunning collection of essays on this misunderstood minority. He explores nationalism and terrorism, and investigates the differences between African-American Muslims and American Islam.

Thought provoking and brilliantly written, Shakir investigates the idea of peace and justice in Islam as well as the challenges of September 11. Rooted in both the modern west and the world of Islam, Scattered Pictures is that rare book that can open minds and generate important new discussion.

“Imam Zaid Shakir is one of the towering principle voices not only in contemporary Islam, but in American society.”—Dr. Cornel West, author of the number one best-seller, Democracy Matters.

For more information or to request a free review copy, members of the press can contact the author at Scattered Pictures: Reflections of an American Muslim is available for sale online at,, and through additional wholesale and retail channels worldwide.

About the Author Imam Zaid Shakir is one of the most influential Muslim scholars in the West. A Scholar-in-residence at Zaytuna Institute in Hayward, Calif., he is the author of Heirs of the Prophets and has also written for The Washington Post, The San Francisco Chronicle, and more. On the executive board of Zaytuna Institute, he lives with his wife in Oakland, Calif.

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