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By Parvez Sharma

ISBN-10: 1541408470

ISBN-13: 9781541408470

ISBN-10: 1944648372

ISBN-13: 9781944648374

This is the Islam you’ve by no means been allowed to work out. Daringly said from its frontlines and forbidden to such a lot of humanity for centuries. 

The Hajj pilgrimage is a trip each Muslim is commanded via God to head on once or more in an entire life in the event that they are capable and, like hundreds of thousands, Parvez Sharma believes his religious salvation lies at Islam’s floor 0, Mecca. yet not like the trips of his fellow Muslims, the results of his personal might be deadly. 

In A Sinner in Mecca, writer and filmmaker Parvez chronicles his pilgrimage as a really brazenly homosexual Muslim to Saudi Arabia, the place Islam’s center beats . . . and the place being precise to himself is punishable through demise. Risking his existence, Parvez embarks on a Jihad of the self—filming his adventure alongside the way in which. Already less than fireplace for his documentary A Jihad for Love, which seems on the coexistence of Islam and homosexuality, he might surely face savage punishment if exposed—from being thrown off a cliff to public beheading. 

Parvez’s odyssey is right now audacious, international, and noteworthy. He meets every person from extremists to explorers of the religious type and the area they open up is horrifying . . . but breathtaking. In Mecca, Parvez comes out to a pilgrim, who then asks him why he would wish to join whatever that desires no a part of him. This e-book is his resolution to this query and plenty of more. Parvez offers an unflinching examine our troubling unfolding historical past, together with Hizbullah, ISIS, Trump, the race-wars, an embattled Europe, and extra. He deals genuine ideas, borne of his efforts to get his arms soiled to discover them. it is a lived history—and its writer is not any armchair theorist. 

Following the New York Times Critics' decide hit documentary of an identical identify, A Sinner in Mecca unflinchingly showcases components of the damaging ideology that governs today’s ISIS and what kind of it has in universal with Saudi Arabia’s sacred, but treacherous dogma, Wahhabi Islam.

A Sinner in Mecca is concurrently one man’s own odyssey in addition to a groundbreaking, provocative revelation of a clandestine global and its quickest growing to be and such a lot contested religion.

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