Interview with Imam Omar Hazim, author of Islam in the Heartland of America

  Islam in the Heartland of America Title: Islam in the Heartland of America
  Genre: Religion/Spirituality
  Author: Imam Omar Hazim
  Publisher: Xlibris
  EBook: 279 pages
  Release Date: January 28, 2011
  ISBN: 978-1-45685-798-1

 "The purpose of this book is to inform and educate the general public of how Islam is taught in a mosque in the heartland of America. It includes the Friday khutbah (sermons) by Imam Omar Hazim and several other Imams (Spiritual Leaders). The hope is to help to clarify some of the misconceptions and distortions about the religion of Islam. In addition to the sermons, there will be articles from other publications, excerpts of sermons and photos. Included also is information about the diversity among the Muslim population in the Heartland of America. This book is very timely, as Islam has been reported as being the fasting growing religion in the World. For anyone who ever thought about or wondered what is taught in the Friday services at a Mosque, this book is a must read for them."  



Question1- Can you please tell us about your book and why you wrote it?  After the horrific events of 09/11/2001, I thought it would be important for me to make a contribution in writing to the world about Islam.
Question2- What were some of the biggest challenges you faced writing it? My biggest challenge was myself, my own procrastinations.
Question3- Do you plan subsequent books? I am always writing, I may write another book in the future.
Question4- When and why did you begin writing? I started writing this book in 2002. My first writing was a sermon in the late 70’s. The purpose of this book is to inform and educate the general public of how Islam is taught in a Mosque.
Question5- What is your greatest strength as an author? A strong desire to educate the general public.
Question6- Did writing this book teach you anything? Yes, when you teach you also learn.
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