Thorndike Press

Love Thy Neighbor: A Muslim Doctor's Struggle for Home in Rural America

  • Ayaz Virji
  • Alan Eisenstock
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  • ISBN-10: 1432865579
  • ISBN-13: 9781432865573
  • DDC: B
  • Shipping Weight: 1.00 lbs ( .45 kgs)
  • 272 Pages | Hardcover
  • Published/Released July 2019
  • Simultaneous Publications



In 2013, doctor Ayaz Virji left his East Coast hospital job to practice in rural Minnesota. But his decision was tested in the wake of Donald Trump’s election. Virji’s children faced anti-Muslim remarks at school, and some of his patients questioned whether he belonged in the community. Virji wanted out. But then a local pastor invited him to speak at her church and address misconceptions about what Muslims practice and believe. That invitation grew into a lecture series that changed hearts and minds across the state, while giving Virji a new vocation that he never expected.