From MTV to Mecca: How Islam Inspired My Life


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In the early 1990s, Kristiane Backer was one of the very first presenters on MTV Europe. For some years she lived and breathed the international music scene, quickly gaining a cult following amongst viewers and becoming a darling of the European press. As she reached the pinnacle of her success, she realised that despite having all she could have wished for, she was never truly satisfied. Something very important was missing.

A fateful meeting with Pakistani cricket hero Imran Khan changed her life. He invited her to his country where she encountered a completely different world to the one she knew, the religion and culture of Islam. In place of pop and rock stars, she was meeting men and women whose lives were dominated by the love of God and who cared very little for the brief glories of this world. She began to read the Quran and to study books about the faith. A few years later, after travelling more widely in the Islamic world and knowing that she had discovered her spiritual path, she embraced Islam in a London mosque. And then her real adventures began.

In this very personal memoir, Kristiane Backer tells the story of her conversion and explains how faith, despite the many challenges she faced, has given her inner peace and the meaning she sought.

Author: Kristiane Backer
Format: Paperback
Pages: 464
Published: 2012
Dimensions: 13 x 20 x 0.3cm - 425g

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From MTV to Mecca: How Islam Inspired My Life

A wholly absorbing recount of a life from the world of entertainment to a world of inner containment, from worldly glimmer and glitter to spiritual luminescence and radiance. In this day and age the superficial attraction and excitement created and presented by entertainment industry is on a level never seen before. The author has beautifully described how a young adolescent age gets attracted to this show of razzle and dazzle but in the end its your heart which needs to be illuminated by knowing your Creator and not the creation. Her story of accepting Islam was not sudden but gradual with deeper understanding. A beautiful read to accompany the author to her physical and emotional journey which transformed her consciousness into spiritual enlightenment.

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From MTV to Mecca: How Islam Inspired My Life

A wholly absorbing recount of a life from the world of entertainment to a world of inner containment, from worldly glimmer and glitter to spiritual luminescence and radiance. In this day and age the superficial attraction and excitement created and presented by entertainment industry is on a level never seen before. The author has beautifully described how a young adolescent age gets attracted to this show of razzle and dazzle but in the end its your heart which needs to be illuminated by knowing your Creator and not the creation. Her story of accepting Islam was not sudden but gradual with deeper understanding. A beautiful read to accompany the author to her physical and emotional journey which transformed her consciousness into spiritual enlightenment.