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Pollard 1Phylesha PollardProfessor: Denny ClarkREL 223- OL03December 6, 2017Book Review 2: Children of Dust: A Portrait of a Muslim as a Young ManWorld Religions East and West While reading Children of Dust: A Portrait of a Muslim as a Young Man, the author Ali Eteraz has a wonderful way of grasping the reader’s attention. Eteraz explains in depth his journeys, including the scenery, backgrounds and much more. Throughout the journey, Eteraz travels from his home which was in Pakistan to the United States and expressed every detail about his experience during his journey. While reading this book, I observed that Eteraz highlighted different aspects that were directly related to Muslim beliefs and how the day to day lifestyle of a Muslim really is defined. Eteraz takes on this journey throughout the story and evenprovides a summary on the background of his name and why he received it. Although Eteraz changes his name to help him achieve what he wanted and his beliefs, it was an amazing experience to read and understand why he did originally obtain that given name. Eteraz defines his childhood experiences all the way through the adult life experiences. Eteraz explored each new experience that he interacted with a had a way of exemplifying appreciation towards that experience. Accepting that faith is known to be one part of an individualized identity, it is crucialfor an individual to grow and adapt to their life choices as well as maintaining their choice of faith along with the connection to it. Throughout the story, he explores through time exampling one religion point to another. He had a great way of reinstating that when an individual may be emotionally involved with their
Pollard 2religion or faith, that it will always be defended and passed on to others on how the religion works while ultimately changing as an individual themselves and being able to remain close to the aspect of their life that they chose. For example: if one is raised to not watch Television,