Yusuf Toropov ::
American novelist, nonfiction writer, playwright, and citizen of the Republic in Exile.
JIHADI: A LOVE STORY is published by Orenda Books.
From Ireland, creating the possibility of harmonious acceptance via literature and a global conversation about coexistence.
Saturday, December 15, 2012
The title of the novel is JIHADI
... because I got feedback from multiple sources that the earlier title just plain sent the wrong signals. For the record, JIHAD means struggle and striving, against the Nafs (self) before anything else. It is a personal struggle for growth and fulfillment in alignment with the will of the Almighty.