Faith Without Fear| 55mins
Director: Ian McLeod | Producer: Gordon Henderson
Focus Years: 2006 | Country: Canada
As a child, Irshad Manji was a religious Muslim girl who attended Islamic school. She was expelled for asking too many difficult questions â€“ and she is still asking them. The bestselling author of The Trouble With Islam Today, Manji remains a faithful Muslim, but her outspoken views have led to death threats.
In Faith Without Fear, we join Manji as she travels the globe on a journey to reconcile her faith in Allah with her love of freedom. While highlighting Manjiâ€™s quest for the heart of the Islamic tradition, we also explore her close relationship with her mother â€“ a devout Muslim who believes her daughter is (mostly) right, but who also fears for the consequences of her beliefs.