Haroon Moghul

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Haroon Moghul
OccupationAcademic, commentator

Haroon Moghul is a Pakistani-American academic and commentator on Islam and public affairs. He is the Fellow in Jewish-Muslim Relations at the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America.[1] He is also a Contributor at the Center for Global Policy.[2]

His pieces have been published by numerous websites including CNN, The Washington Post, Religion Dispatches, TIME, Foreign Policy, Guardian and Al Jazeera English. He has been a guest on CNN, the BBC, The History Channel, NPR, Russia Today and Al Jazeera English.[3] He is also a contributor to Haaretz.[4] He has authored or contributed to several works including The Order of Light and Salaam, Love: American Muslim Men on Love, Sex, and Intimacy.[5][6] His most recent book is How To Be A Muslim: An American Story.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Moghul was born and raised in a Pakistani Punjabi family[8] in New England. His father, Dr. Sabir Moghul, is a retired orthopedic surgeon and his late mother was a primary care physician. Both his parents were immigrants to the United States from the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. His father's roots are in Rawalpindi and his mother's roots were in East Punjab.[9] He has one older brother, an attorney.


  • 2003 My First Police State
  • 2006 The Order of Light
  • 2014 "Prom, InshAllah" in Salaam, Love: American Muslim Men on Love, Sex, and Intimacy
  • 2017 How to Be a Muslim: An American Story


  1. ^ Institute, Shalom Hartman. "Faculty - Shalom Hartman Institute". hartman.org.il. Retrieved 2017-07-02.
  2. ^ https://www.cgpolicy.org/author/hmoghul/
  3. ^ "Haroon Moghul Contributors Page". Archived from the original on 2014-06-03.
  4. ^ "Haroon Moghul". Haaretz.
  5. ^ "American Muslim Men Balance Faith And Love In 'Salaam'". Weekend Edition. NPR. February 2, 2014.
  6. ^ Mascarenhas, Hyacinth (February 21, 2013). "Meet Renown Thought-Leader Haroon Moghul". Elan Magazine.
  7. ^ Moghul, Haroon (2017-06-06). How to Be a Muslim: An American Story. Beacon Press. ISBN 9780807020746.
  8. ^ Moghul, Haroon (June 6, 2017). How to Be a Muslim: An American Story. Beacon Press. p. 81. ISBN 9780807020746.
  9. ^ Haroon Moghul (February 15, 2016), "My Family's Muslim Immigrant Story Wouldn't Happen in Trump's America". Haaretz.