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Return to Book Page. We all feel better, learn something, and feel more tolerant of Islam provided that the practice of it is peaceful and benevolent, which at least some characters in the book prove to us that it can be.

He is later told that “doesn’t count”, it has to be in Arabic. His normal life of school, baseball, and video games had previously been distinguished only by his Pakistani heritage and by the frequent chill between cervis parents, who fight americki dervis things he is too young to understand.

Here’s what I expected: American Dervish is a good, quick read but it lacks nuance. It’s all the same. His father is a physician, an unbeliever, and an irritable but loving father. Akhtar focuses on is that while they are Eastern in ethnicity and Muslim, their issues, inner conflicts and questioning of society within the Muslim community as well as their It is a rare book that captures my attention without needing to read pages before finding my groove.


Jan 19, Maggie rated it did not like it.

Sep 01, Sarwat rated it it was amazing. What develops is a tight bond that causes Hayat to become jealous of any other person that takes Mina’s attention from him. I wanted those sections to be woven more seamlessly into the narrative. I began reading with the expectation that Akhtar was about to give us a Muslim counterpart to Joyce’s Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man.

American Dervish

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What I found far more interesting than Hayat’s motivation to avoid hellfire is his slowly unfolding understanding of Mina’s amercki beliefs, since they clearly transcend Islam.

I will say the refreshing perspective Mr. Boy undergoes various family or other personal conflicts to emerge with less-naive but still deeply personal connection to cultural heritage and defines his own relationship to his faith perhaps influenced by a ‘s America obsessed with independence of spirit.

Ajad Aktar (Author of AMERICKI DERVIS)

Mina is greatly influenced by the Sufi dervishes, mystics whose orthodoxy derviis Muslims have always considered suspect, holy men who seek to surrender everything that americi separate them from God’s love. I’m not going to summarize the plot. Jan 13, Isabel O. With Hayat’s Westernised family lacking in any strong religious convictions, it falls to Mina to teach him about Islam, and a combination of youthful confusion and his Told mostly in flashbacks to the early s, this coming-of-age novel focuses on Hayat Shah, a young Pakistani boy growing up in the American suburbs.


This is a fast food novel. Hayat can’t agree, can’t understand the hold Sufi thought has always had on her. Am I the only one who liked Naveed?

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Yet another book that gets rave reviews but gets a thumbs down from me. There was little variation in how any men and women in this book related to one another.

While the message of Islam is universal, the Muslims are not monolithic. Refresh and try again. Crnogorsko izdanje, dobar srpski prevodilac. Ovakav stil pisanja volim. You have to find your own rules.

Jan 13, Isabel O. Powered by Digital Apps. But when her husband divorced her, he threatened to take custody of their son when the boy turned seven.

She told him it was God’s will: As if to drive the point home, he writes: Through Mina, a brilliant and religious woman, Hayat learns about Islam and the Quran for the first time. Studying the Quran by Mina’s side and basking in the glow of her attention, he feels an entirely new purpose mingled with a growing infatuation for his teacher.

Translated by, Tina Antonini.