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Living Islam Out Loud : American Muslim Women Speak - Saleemah Abdul-Ghafur

Living Islam Out Loud

American Muslim Women Speak

By: Saleemah Abdul-Ghafur (Editor)

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Published: 15th August 2005
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Living Islam Out Loud presents the first true generation of American Muslim women who have always identified as both American and Muslim. Without previous examples of how to be American Muslim women, these pioneers have had to forge new identities for themselves and for future generations.
Writing from diverse experiences and perspectives, the contributors include Sarah El-Tantawi, who has spoken on Muslim issues on Politically Incorrect and Hardball, and Asra Nomani, a former reporter for the Wall Street Journal. These voices, among others, speak out about the hijab (a traditional headscarf), relationships, sex and sexuality, activism, spirituality, and more.

"These are precisely the kinds of women whose voices we need to hear." --Leila Ahmed, Harvard Divinity School

"From the Islamic Bill's of Rights for Women in Mosques and in the Bedroom to the call for the Divine Feminine in Islam, this book reveals the diverse, complex, ambiguous, brilliant voices of women who are at once American and Muslim."--Eve Ensler, author of The Vagina Monologues

"This anthology presents the best of the new generation of American Muslim women." --Imam Rauf, author of What's Right with Islam

"A rich mosaic of experiences from passionate women that challenge us to redefine our understanding of Islam in general, and American Muslim women in particular. Grade: A" --Candice Levy, Girlfriends

Saleemah's storyp. 7
Crossroadsp. 17
How I met Godp. 19
To be young, gifted, black, American, Muslim, and womanp. 36
Lovep. 51
Remembering lovep. 53
My own worst enemyp. 55
Marrying a believerp. 67
Finding homep. 72
Fumbling toward ecstasyp. 75
On the edge of belongingp. 86
The strongest of faithp. 95
A day in the lifep. 97
Hijra from Harlemp. 116
The Muslim in the mirrorp. 130
Being the leader I want to see in the worldp. 139
An Islamic bill of rights for women in mosquesp. 153
An Islamic bill of rights for women in the bedroomp. 155
Soul journeysp. 157
A meditation on the clearingp. 159
A siren songp. 174
Blessed divine womanp. 181
My son the mysticp. 184
My sister's prayerp. 199
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ISBN: 9780807083833
ISBN-10: 0807083836
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 209
Published: 15th August 2005
Publisher: Beacon Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.96 x 13.34  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.27