A reading and discussion with Sabeeha Rehman, author and Pakistani-American community activist on Staten Island and in Manhattan, on interfaith work, the Ground Zero mosque controversy, arranged marriage, Americanization, transnational relationships, the immigrant experience, Autism Awareness and more.
"Rehman’s spirited debut memoir illuminates the challenges of living an authentically Muslim life in America. . . .With sparkling anecdotes about everything from the “Christmas-ization of Eid” to engineering her son’s marriage, Rehman lends a light heart and an open mind to the process of becoming a multicultural “hybrid.”" -PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
"Threading My Prayer Rug is a beautifully written memoir of a cosmopolitan and faithful Pakistani-American Muslim woman. It’s recommended for all who want to have a sense of the tapestry of American Islam is shaped by the contributions of a variety of Muslims, including those from South Asia." Prof. Omid Safi, Director, Duke Islamic Studies Center, and author of "Memories of Muhammad: Why the Prophet Matters"
Presented by the History Department, Wagner College.