Pasha's historical novel is about the birth of Islam, seen through the eyes of Aisha, the youngest wife of the prophet Mohammed, in the seventh century in what is now Saudi Arabia. The book is warmly reviewed by most consumer reviewers on Amazon.
Pasha, an American raised in a devout Muslim family, describes his first novel, and why he wrote it, in this video clip on Amazon. He says he wanted to bring alive for Muslims and non-Muslims the roots of what he has experienced as "a very positive, and very joyous and very compassionate tradition."
Pasha also is a Hollywood producer and screenwriter, who has worked on NBC's series, "Kings," and the showtime series "Sleeper Cell."
The forum is being held at the Theatre Room at the Regatta Riverview, 12 Museum Way, Cambridge, at 6:30 p.m. on Friday. The AIC is a civil rights group that promotes understanding of Islam and better ties between Muslims and others.
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About James F. SmithJim Smith came home to his native Boston in 2002 to become the Boston Globe's foreign editor after spending 22 years abroad. He was previously based in Buenos Aires and Mexico City for the LA Times, and in Johannesburg, Tokyo and The Hague for the AP. In 2007 he became the Globe's national political editor, coordinating presidential campaign coverage. He is a Yale graduate, and has an MBA. He is married to Maxine Hart and has two sons, Matthew and Daniel.
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