How to Be Saafi: The Essential Guide to Understanding Islam

Author Ali Ayoub describes himself as a “secular Muslim” who, like many others in the West, identifies with the “progressive, secular” agenda of the US presidential campaign.

His book Saafi Films, released this month, is the definitive guide to understanding Islam.

And, it turns out, his understanding of Islam has not been all that different from that of his fellow Muslim scholars, scholars who are quick to praise and criticize Islamic doctrine and teachings, and to question the authenticity of its message.