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Young Americans Embrace Qur’an on TikTok: A Trend Ignited by Empathy, Solidarity, and Surprising Revelations

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Young Americans Embrace Qur’an on TikTok: A Trend Ignited by Empathy, Solidarity, and Surprising Revelations

Inspired by solidarity with Muslim Palestinians, a TikTok trend has emerged where young Americans delve into the Qur’an for a deeper understanding of Islam.

The hashtag #quranbookclub on TikTok showcases users sharing their experiences reading the Qur’an. The trend is not limited to TikTok, as Megan B Rice, a non-religious individual, organized a World Religion Book Club on Discord, leading to her conversion to Islam.

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Others, like Nefertari Moonn, discovered emotional connections to the Qur’an, finding themes that align with values such as anti-consumerism, environmentalism, and gender equality.

This movement signifies a collective effort to challenge stereotypes and cultivate empathy for Muslim communities, especially in the aftermath of events like the Gaza crisis.

Scholars emphasize that individuals often approach religious texts seeking confirmation of existing worldviews, and the complexity of the Qur’an allows for multiple interpretations.

This article is an abridged version of a feature by The Guardian.

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