Craig Considine’s “Muhammad Nabi Cinta”

The Prophet of Love: A Catholic’s Note on Prophet Muhammad (Muhammad Nabi Cinta: Catatan Seorang Katolik tentange Rasulullah Saw) (Noura Books, 2018)

For Craig as a teenager, Islam was Bin Laden, Al-Qaeda, and violence as described by the media. However, while studying at American University and meeting with Prof. Akbar Ahmed, his perception of Islam changed completely. Since his first lecture, Prof. Ahmed has made Craig not only curious, but also fell in love with the person of the Prophet of Islam. He also began to learn more about Islam and discovered the mercy of the Prophet, and his teachings that prioritize love.

This book is a collection of notes from Dr. Craig Considine, a Christian who is also a lecturer in Sociology at Rice University in the United States, about the Prophet and Islam. In the midst of the tendency of some Muslims to choose the path of violence, this book can be a reference of a new and fresh pair of eyes about true Islam, Islam that is rahmatan lil ‘alaamin.

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Muslims in America: Examining the Facts by Dr. Craig Considine

Muslims in America: Examining the Facts (ABC-CLIO, 2018).

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Muslims in America: Examining the Facts is one of the most effective counterpunches to widespread misinformation about Islam and Muslims. It is accessible, timely, and well-researched, and should be a staple text for students, scholars, and those in the general public. If I could recommend one book that counters stereotypes and presents indisputable and enlightening facts about Muslims, Muslims in America: Examining the Facts would be it.” Nathan Lean, author of The Islamophobia Industry: How the Far Right Manufactures Fear of Muslims

“A mightily ambitious project – examining a wide range of issues – Considine delivers and does not disappoint. Muslims in America: Examining the Facts is proactive in spirit and provides readers with cogent and clear explanations of the most common myths that drive Islamophobia. Considine tackles complex issues with an incisive pen and an intimate knowledge of Muslim America, and writes beautifully and accessibly, setting him apart as a scholar and rising public intellectual. Considine has emerged as one of the most poignant and potent voices examining Islam and Muslims in America today, and his rise comes during a moment when his work and insight is most needed. This will be a go-to resource for many years to come.” Khaled A. Beydoun, Professor of Law and author of American Islamophobia: Understanding the Roots and Rise of Fear (2018)

Muslims in America: Examining the Facts packs an information-powered punch that will send Islamophobes staggering. Craig Considine, a Catholic Irish/Italian American, has courageously come to the rescue of this embattled nation. An enlightened voice of reason and moderation in an angry and boisterous mob of misinformed extremists, Considine clearly established that there has never been an America without the presence of Muslims.” Dr. John Andrew Morrow, author of The Covenants of the Prophet Muhammad with the Christians of the World

“A wonderful resource to help separate fact from fiction about American Muslims. It is valuable for anyone who wants to learn about the realities of Muslim life in the United States.” Amir Hussain, Theological Studies, Loyola Marymount University (Los Angeles)

Islam, Race, and Pluralism in the Pakistani Diaspora by Dr. Craig Considine

Islam, Race, and Pluralism in the Pakistani Diaspora (Routledge, 2017).

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“Pakistani Muslims are often seen as one of the most controversial ethnic and religious groups on issues of identity and integration. In this well researched and empathetic study of Pakistani diasporas in Ireland and the US, Craig Considine has made a valuable contribution to the literature on Muslims in the West and the language of `us’ and `them’ which continues to inform the political and social narrative of citizenship.” Dr. Mona Siddiqui, Professor in Islamic Studies and Christian-Muslim Relations, University of Edinburgh

Considine unpicks the complex journey of identity through the lens of the Pakistani experience both in the US and Europe. Placing both belief and bigotry in context, challenging both inter and intra community tensions and using the personal accounts of individuals he humanizes the monolithic myth of ‘the Pakistani.’ An important and timely contribution by a committed bridge builder.” Baroness Sayeeda Warsi British lawyer, politician and member of the House of Lords

“Dr. Considine adds another brick to the foundations of inter-racial peace in American and Irish societies. As an immigrant myself who migrated to America from Pakistan as a young child, I have never seen anyone capture the struggles and challenges of Pakistanis trying to find their place in the West more accurately and intimately than Dr. Considine. As a devout Catholic, he delivers upon the teaching of Jesus Christ – ‘Blessed are the Peacemakers’ – by writing this book.” Tayyib Rashid, US Marine Corps Veteran, “Muslim Marine”