Unable to temper his love for God, Waleed abandons his career in science to study Sharia and make the world more Islamic. In his pursuit to learn what God desires, he loses his faith. Determined to fill the spiritual void, he travels and reflects on Islam in the West, makes a pilgrimage to the “Mecca of Modern Biology,” and walks the Freedom Trail, before giving birth to a renewed faith in Boston’s Grand Mosque.
Ground Zero Mosque is a memoir about rebuilding faith after its destruction and the intimate relationship between religious expression and cultural identity. It is an opportunity to think through difficult questions, and while it is not intended to provide answers, it will help you reach your own.