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Michael Muhammad Knight

Michael Muhammad Knight is a novelist, essayist, and scholar. He converted to Islam at sixteen and traveled to Islamabad at seventeen to study at a madrasa. His books include The Taqwacores , Blue-Eyed Devil , Impossible Man , William S. Burroughs vs. the Qur'an , Tripping with Allah: Islam, Drugs, and Writing , and Why I Am a Salafi . He is an assistant professor of religious studies at the University of Central Florida in Orlando.