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Struggling to Surrender: Some Impressions of an American Convert to Islam By Jeffrey Lang Struggling to Surrender Some Impressions of an American Convert to Islam In this book Professor Lang gives a very personal account of his search for God when he found out that his inherited religious beliefs could no longer answer his questions A chance encounter led him t
  • Title: Struggling to Surrender: Some Impressions of an American Convert to Islam
  • Author: Jeffrey Lang
  • ISBN: 9780915957262
  • Page: 451
  • Format: Paperback
  • Struggling to Surrender: Some Impressions of an American Convert to Islam By Jeffrey Lang In this book Professor Lang gives a very personal account of his search for God when he found out that his inherited religious beliefs could no longer answer his questions A chance encounter led him to Islam But now, how does he adapt to his new community, its beliefs and lifestyle
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    1. Jeffrey Lang

      Jeffrey Lang is a Professor of Mathematics at the University of Kansas and an author of several memoirs on converting to Islam He is an inspirational speaker for MeccaCentric and serves as an advisor to Generation Islam.Librarian Note There is than one author in the database with this name.

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    1. Conversion to Islam today is often a journey from individualism to traditionalism, from learning to illumination, from the sensible to the unseen, from reason to intuition, in the end, ideally, harmonizing the whole 21 This summary statement from Lang at the beginning of this reflective work resonated profoundly with my own conversion experience From his extensive citation of Muhammad Asad to authors such as Frithjof Schuon, Martin Lings and even Edward Said, one can sense that Lang s self descr [...]










    2. Although Dr Lang considered this project as some impressions of a Muslim convert when it first came out, it proved to be far profound and insightful for Muslims and non Muslims alike One can personally relate with Lang s struggle at many levels and his approach towards making sense of religion vis vis life is remarkably honest One thing that impressed me most is the depth with which Lang approaches to analyze the source of shariah, especially Hadith From the standpoint of a new convert, even hi [...]


    3. After reading Even Angel Ask I was eager to know about prof.Lang and his journey to find peace in his new religion Islam.with his education background as mathematic lecturer in Univ of Kansas, Lang had carefully written this second book with detail research, he supported his points with selected Noble Qoran verses and Hadith.And even I, who was born as moslem, still fascinated by his insights, for example, Lang had explained about the necessity of calamities or disasters in moslem s life, as f [...]


    4. A book about questions and difficulties he encountered thought about as a convert Just as the title says s about his struggle to surrender to Islam The book sounds as if addressed to fellow converts But, really i have gone through pretty mych very similar thoughts I am pretty sure most born Muslims can relate.Insightful book amazed me how much insight and knowledge he has Not all if his arguments are convincing or even complete but I really really liked his neutrality objectivity.








    5. This is a good book, but I wish he had spent time writing about his personal experience and not as much about theology It s not easy to be a convert and there is a dearth of books out there about what it s like to make the transition from non Muslim to Muslim.




    6. even some Muslims still struggle with their faith born as a Muslim is not a passport to heaven unless you truly understand n learn Islam by heart n examples.


    7. The author does a good job in tackling topics that are often wondered upon by the curious mind and criticized by people that just love to hate on everything This is a good, informative book for someone with questions about Islam, someone who is new to their faith or someone just interested in studying religion I saw the talk Purpose of Life by Jeffrey Lang that got me first interested in him and I went into this book thinking it would focus on his journey with Islam which in a way it did but it [...]




    8. First of all, I got interested in this book by one of my friends, and wasn t really convincedIt starts with the experience of the author s converting to Islam and how it developed from being a devout catholic to an atheist, and then to IslamLays down some comparative religion studies between the two religions and how they meet and differ in terms of the science of theology and how the tradition is being preserved if it is and how accurate is this preservationWhile this book is seriously a differ [...]





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