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Product Description: The progenitor of "Muslim punk rock" and one of today's freshest spiritual voices pushes back against the common assumption that the historic faiths have no occult or magical tradition in this richly learned historical and personal journey through the practice of magic in Islam...read more

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9780399176708 | J P Tarcher, May 24, 2016, cover price $17.00 | About this edition: The progenitor of "Muslim punk rock" and one of today's freshest spiritual voices pushes back against the common assumption that the historic faiths have no occult or magical tradition in this richly learned historical and personal journey through the practice of magic in Islam.

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Product Description: The Salafi movement invests supreme Islamic authority in the precedents of the Salaf, the first three generations of Muslims, who represent a “Golden Age” from which all subsequent eras can only decline. In Why I Am a Salafi, Michael Muhammad Knight confronts the problem of origins, questioning the possibility of accessing pure Islam through its canonical texts...read more

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9781593766061 | Soft Skull Pr, August 11, 2015, cover price $15.95 | About this edition: The Salafi movement invests supreme Islamic authority in the precedents of the Salaf, the first three generations of Muslims, who represent a “Golden Age” from which all subsequent eras can only decline.

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Product Description: If Tripping with Allah is a road book, it’s a road book in the tradition of 2001: A Space Odyssey, rather than On the Road. Amazonian shamanism meets Christianity meets West African religion meets Islam in this work of reflection and inward adventure...read more

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9781593764432 | Soft Skull Pr, March 12, 2013, cover price $15.95 | About this edition: If Tripping with Allah is a road book, it’s a road book in the tradition of 2001: A Space Odyssey, rather than On the Road.

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Product Description: When Michael Muhammad Knight sets out to write the definitive biography of his “Anarcho-Sufi” hero and mentor, writer Peter Lamborn Wilson (aka Hakim Bey), he makes a startling discovery that changes everything. At the same time that he grows disillusioned with his idol, Knight finds that his own books have led to American Muslim youths making a countercultural idol of him, placing him on the same pedestal that he had given Wilson...read more

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9781593764159 | Soft Skull Pr, April 17, 2012, cover price $15.95 | About this edition: When Michael Muhammad Knight sets out to write the definitive biography of his “Anarcho-Sufi” hero and mentor, writer Peter Lamborn Wilson (aka Hakim Bey), he makes a startling discovery that changes everything.

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Product Description: A thoughtful, insider view of The Five Percenters-a deeply complex and misunderstood community whose ideas and symbols influenced the rise of hip-hop. Misrepresented in the media as a black parallel to the Hell's Angels, portrayed as everything from a vicious street gang to quasi- Islamic revolutionaries, The Five Percenters are a movement that began as a breakaway sect from the Nation of Islam (NOI) in 1960s Harlem and went on to impact the formation of hip-hop...read more

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9781585428687 | J P Tarcher, October 13, 2011, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: A thoughtful, insider view of The Five Percenters-a deeply complex and misunderstood community whose ideas and symbols influenced the rise of hip-hop.

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Product Description: In Journey to the End of Islam, Michael Muhammad Knight — whose work has led to him being hailed as both the Jack Kerouac and Hunter S. Thompson of American Islam — wanders through Muslim countries, navigating between conflicting visions of his religion...read more

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9781593762469 | Original edition (Soft Skull Pr, November 17, 2009), cover price $16.95 | About this edition: In Journey to the End of Islam, Michael Muhammad Knight — whose work has led to him being hailed as both the Jack Kerouac and Hunter S.

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9781593762421 | Original edition (Soft Skull Pr, June 2, 2009), cover price $14.95

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Product Description: Writer Michael Muhammad Knight coined the term "taqwacore" for his novel about a Muslim punk house in Buffalo, NY, which Knight initially distributed from the back of his car as a DIY photocopied zine. In time, the book found widespread publication through Autonomedia and garnered supporters, even inspiring the first woman-led prayer of a mixed-gender Muslim congregation in the United States in 2005...read more
By Kim Badawi (photographer) and Michael Muhammad Knight (foreword by)

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9781576875001 | Power House Books, June 23, 2009, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: Writer Michael Muhammad Knight coined the term "taqwacore" for his novel about a Muslim punk house in Buffalo, NY, which Knight initially distributed from the back of his car as a DIY photocopied zine.

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Product Description: Recognized by readers of his novel, The Taqwacores, as the godfather of American Muslim punk, Michael Muhammad Knight is a voice for the growing number of teenagers who choose neither side of the “Clash of Civilizations.” Knight has now written his personal story, a chronicle of his bizarre and traumatic boyhood and his conversion to Islam during a turbulent adolescence...read more

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9781593762261, titled "Impossible Man: Or, F. Scott Fitzgerald and the Rise of Islam" | Soft Skull Pr, April 1, 2009, cover price $15.95 | About this edition: Recognized by readers of his novel, The Taqwacores, as the godfather of American Muslim punk, Michael Muhammad Knight is a voice for the growing number of teenagers who choose neither side of the “Clash of Civilizations.

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Product Description: With a cast of characters ranging from Malcolm X to 50 Cent, Knight’s compelling work is the first detailed account of the movement inextricably linked with black empowerment, Islam, New York, and hip-hop. Containing unrivalled insider access to the movement’s elders, oral histories, and community literature, this fast-paced investigation uncovers the Five Percenters’ icons and heritage, and examines their growing influence in urban American youth culture...read more

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9781851685134 | Oneworld Pubns Ltd, June 15, 2007, cover price $27.95 | About this edition: Traces the movement and evolution of the Nation of Gods and Earths, a group of former outcast black youth from the Nation of Islam's Harlem branch whose fractious beginnings have culminated in their subsequent struggle for legitimacy, in an account that cites their roles in the Attica prison revolt, the 1980s crack empires, and the careers of such figures as Malcolm X, Elijah Muhammad, and rap star 50 Cent.

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9781851686155 | Oneworld Pubns Ltd, November 1, 2008, cover price $21.99 | About this edition: With a cast of characters ranging from Malcolm X to 50 Cent, Knight’s compelling work is the first detailed account of the movement inextricably linked with black empowerment, Islam, New York, and hip-hop.

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Product Description: Michael Muhammad Knight embarks on a quest for an indigenous American Islam in a series of interstate odysseys. Traveling 20,000 miles by Greyhound in sixty days, he squats in run-down mosques, pursues Muslim romance, is detained at the U...read more

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9781593762407 | Soft Skull Pr, May 1, 2009, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: Michael Muhammad Knight embarks on a quest for an indigenous American Islam in a series of interstate odysseys.
9781570271793 | Autonomedia, January 1, 2007, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: Memoir of a heretic's journeys in the American Muslim underground.

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Product Description: 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...read more

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9781593762292, titled "The Taqwacores" | Original edition (Soft Skull Pr, January 13, 2009), cover price $13.95 | About this edition: 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.
9781570271670 | Autonomedia, January 1, 2004, cover price $12.00 | About this edition: Set in a Muslim punk-house in Buffalo, New York, this novel explores the twin identities of punk and Islam in their many varieties and degrees of orthodoxy.

CD/Spoken Word:

9781455803941, titled "The Taqwacores" | Unabridged edition (Brilliance Audio, March 20, 2011), cover price $19.99 | About this edition: 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.

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