graphic of Haroon Moghul and the cover his his book, How to Be a Music: An American Story

Evening Forum: How to Be a Muslim with Haroon Moghul

December 10, 2017
7:30 pm to 9:30 pm


  • Sanctuary
Rev. Abhi Janamanchi
301.493.8300 x203

This event is free and open to the public.  We hope you can join us!

Discussion Description

There might be no religion we talk about as much as Islam, and yet no religion we misunderstand more. Rather than talk about facts and figures, about rites and rituals, Haroon Moghul tells a very intimate story of what it is like to grow up Muslim, to struggle with Islam, to find meaning, beauty and pain in your religion. This is the story of losing yourself, falling to pieces, and trying to pick them back up and start all over again.


Haroon Moghul is the Fellow in Jewish-Muslim Relations at the Shalom Hartman Institute. He's appeared on all major U.S. media networks, and has been published at the Washington Post, TIME, CNN, and Foreign Policy. In 2016, he was honored with the Religion News Writer's Awards for Religion Reporting Excellence. Haroon is the author of three books, including How to be a Muslim: An American Story, which the Washington Post called "an extraordinary gift," and "an authentic portrayal of a vastly misunderstood community." He was a Fellow at Fordham Law School's Center on National Security and with the National Security Studies Program at New America Foundation. Haroon is on the Multicultural Audience Development Initiative at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. He graduated from Columbia University with an M.A. in Middle East, South Asian and African Studies. He kind of wants to move to Los Angeles.

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