A new book, “Love, InshAllah,” brings together 24 essays about the love lives of American Muslim women. It's why I loved being a part of the book Love Inshallah, so much – for the first time I saw my narrative side-by-side with 24 other Muslimah's love stories. It gave. Love, InshAllah by Nura Maznavi, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.
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Love, InshAllah: The Secret Love Lives of American Muslim Women [Nura " Love InshAllah [goes] to a place where few, if any, books have gone before. Start by marking “Love, InshAllah: The Secret Love Lives of American Muslim Women” as Want to Read: In this groundbreaking collection, American Muslim women writers sweep aside stereotypes to share their real-life tales of flirting, dating, longing, and sex. Their stories show just. A collection of honest real-life love stories by American Muslim women gives a rare insight into their love, faith and choices. Love, InshAllah: The Secret Love Lives of American Muslim Women is a collection of 25 modern Muslim love stories. They turned to Facebook to ask American.
Share via Email 'Life can be a balancing act for a modern Muslim woman, negotiating different cultures and pursuing romance within the confines of her faith. Muslim women are in love. And, you know, doing what lovers do. Wahabi guys, best look away. They aren't fictional, they are personal accounts of what happens when you meet someone and fall in love — only you can't really fall in love because a your parents will go crazy and b you've been told it's against your religion to fancy someone. The book, which was officially released in the US on Valentine's Day it's available on Kindle, and will be published in March in the UK , has been compiled by two Muslim women — Ayesha Mattu, a civil rights lawyer, and Nura Maznavi, a human rights consultant.
For a topic as fraught with controversy as Muslim women's sexuality, shockingly little has been published on the subject by Muslim women themselves.
Love InshAllah is a welcome and timely remedy. Willow Wilson, award-winning author of The Butterfly Mosque and Alif the Unseen "These are gorgeously powerful women who love men and women, fight and laugh, lie to themselves and hold back nothing.
You'll fall for some and be frustrated by others. You will see yourself in them. And, I wager, you will not be able to put down these stories of women risking themselves for love.
These remarkable stories capture what love means to Muslim women today. As the Sufis say, the quest for the beloved is ultimately the heart's longing to unite with God. Listen with an open heart as these Muslim women reveal their journeys into the divine mystery of love. Not all of our authors find love, and God and God's Will are just as often felt by their absence as by their presence. The brutal honesty that these women portray is refreshing and frightening.
Nearly every story reveals another aspect of the human condition, and makes you appreciate that even among people who share the same faith, love can mean something very different. These bold new voices share stories that are romantic in the very best sense of the word - by turns intimate, sexy, funny and sad.
The authors have created their own spaces. The achievement is profound.
Love and religion get mixed up in beautiful, painful, confusing, and liberating human ways. A crucial literary intervention for anyone who can't see Muslim women as human beings.
You know how books are referred to as page turners? I've not met many until this one. Each story is as captivating as the next, the writers bravely peeling back the corners of the heart, inviting the reader into their diverse worlds. Please read this book. It will help you access your vulnerability and the secrets of your own love story. It's a work that should be applauded, not only for its rarity and timeliness, but also for its ability to celebrate these utterly normal, healthy, messy, and all-too human discussions about love and sexuality which for too long have been buried under a veil of shame, fear, and self-imposed censorship.
Each story weaves a different tale about love, sexuality, and the negotiation of faith and identity with lived realities. Yet what makes the book special is its celebration of differences and the ultimate transcendence of love. It is this common experience that connects not just the writers, but also the readers, pulled in as we are to these resonant, human stories told with exceptional skill. Uddin, founder and editor-in-chief of AltMuslimah.
Written by American Muslim women of all ages, races and ethnicities, they reveal the full range of human experience. A perfect book to upend the stereotypes of veiled and abused Muslim women, these tales are filled with hope and humor and life.
I loved it! A Sufi Novel "Ayesha and Nura have curated a selection of stories and voices that will be both utterly familiar and new to readers, whether they are American Muslims or not.
How we understand what love and America look like is expanded and made more representative of this country we all share thanks to this collection.
I'm so grateful for these glimpses into the lives of American Muslim women, all of whom feel to me now like cousins I'm glad to finally know.
Torah Poems "A compelling and moving anthology. Queer, straight, Sunni, Shia, polygynous, monogamous, strongly practicing or barely observant--this book captures it all. The writers' humanity and struggle comes searing off the pages, showing that while the path to love is never easy, it can be beautiful.
While each story belongs to the unique woman who wrote it, their stories are united by a thread of hope; the very basis of 'inshAllah. The stories show that although the roadmap may be unique, the destination is universal--to love and be loved for who we are.
This collection is challenging and provocative. You'll be surprised, even shocked at their stories and the honesty with which they lay open their joys, as well as their vulnerable and sometimes wounded hearts.
Maznavi said. The anthology joins half a dozen books in the last two years that have been written by American Muslim women about their lives. Maznavi, a year-old civil rights lawyer. The book followed a tortured path into print.
The two editors first dreamed up the idea five years ago over coffee in San Francisco, laughing about what a Muslim dating movie might be like. Their agent dropped them because publishers felt the book failed to fit into one category like religion, academia or chick lit. Credit Annie Tritt for The New York Times So they waited until Pitchapalooza , an annual cattle call at the literary festival Litquake in the Bay Area, where writers get a few minutes to pitch a book idea to a panel of industry experts.
Advertisement Continue reading the main story On their night, more than 50 showed up, too many for everyone to pitch, so names were drawn from a hat. The two women sat through some 15 other pitches before Ms.
In the tension, Ms. Maznavi said, she forgot her memorized pitch, so she winged it.