Download PDF by Parvez Sharma: A Sinner in Mecca: A Gay Muslim's Hajj of Defiance

By Parvez Sharma

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

The Hajj pilgrimage is a trip each Muslim is commanded through God to head on once or more in a life-time in the event that they are capable and, like thousands, Parvez Sharma believes his religious salvation lies at Islam’s flooring 0, Mecca. yet in contrast to the trips of his fellow Muslims, the implications of his personal will 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 middle beats . . . and the place being real to himself is punishable by way of loss of life. Risking his existence, Parvez embarks on a Jihad of the self—filming his adventure alongside the way in which. Already below fireplace for his documentary A Jihad for Love, which appears 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 memorable. He meets every person from extremists to explorers of the religious style 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 be a part of anything that wishes no a part of him. This publication is his solution to this question and lots of more. Parvez offers an unflinching examine our troubling unfolding background, together with Hizbullah, ISIS, Trump, the race-wars, an embattled Europe, and extra. He deals genuine strategies, borne of his efforts to get his fingers soiled to discover them. this can be a lived history—and its writer is not any armchair theorist. 

Following the New York Times Critics' decide hit documentary of an identical name, 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 turning out to be and so much contested religion.

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