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Love, InshAllah

Author : Nura Maznavi

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Publisher : Australia Books


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Love, InshAllah

“With a sonic boom, Love InshAllah breaks through the tired sound bites and
stereotypes that can drown out authentic voices of Muslim women. This
refreshingly diverse collection of stories about heartbreak, happily-ever-afters,
and everything ...

Author : Ayesha Mattu

Release : 2012-02-01

Publisher : Catapult

ISBN : 1593764731

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“A book that strips off the traditional trappings of Islamic womanhood to expose the special strengths and vulnerabilities that lie beneath.” —The Washington Post Romance, dating, sex and—Muslim women? In this groundbreaking collection, twenty-five American Muslim writers sweep aside stereotypes to share their search for love openly for the first time, showing just how varied the search for love can be—from singles’ events and online dating, to college flirtations and arranged marriages, all with a uniquely Muslim twist. These stories are filled with passion and hope, loss and longing: A quintessential blonde California girl travels abroad to escape suffocating responsibilities at home, only to fall in love with a handsome Brazilian stranger she may never see again. An orthodox African-American woman must face her growing attraction to her female friend. A young girl defies her South Asian parents’ cultural expectations with an interracial relationship. And a Southern woman agrees to consider an arranged marriage, with surprising results. These compelling stories of love and romance create an irresistible balance of heart-warming and tantalizing, always revealing and deeply relatable. “A beautiful collection that reminds us all not only of the diversity of the American Muslim community, but the universality of the human condition, especially when it comes to something as magical and complicated as love.” —Reza Aslan, #1 New York Times bestselling author of God: A Human History “Portraits of private lives that expose a group in some cases kept literally veiled, yet that also illustrate that American Muslim women grapple with universal issues.” —The New York Times

By Any Media Necessary

In another storytelling project, Nura Maznavi and Ayesha Mattu collected
romantic stories by Muslim American women for their edited volume, Love,
InshAllah: The Secret Love Lives of American Muslim Women. Presenting the
book at a 2012 ...

Author : Henry Jenkins

Release : 2018-11-06

Publisher : NYU Press

ISBN : 1479874140

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"There is a widespread perception that the foundations of American democracy are dysfunctional and little is likely to emerge from traditional politics that will shift those conditions. Youth are often seen as emblematic of this crisis--frequently represented as uninterested in political life and ill informed about current affairs. By Any Media Necessary offers a profoundly different picture of contemporary American youth. Young men and women are tapping into the potential of new forms of communication, such as social media platforms and spreadable videos and memes, seeking to bring about political change--by any media necessary. In a series of case studies covering a diverse range of organizations, networks, and movements--from the Harry Potter Alliance, which fights for human rights in the name of the popular fantasy franchise, to immigration-rights advocates using superheroes to dramatize their struggles--By Any Media Necessary examines the civic imagination at work. Exploring new forms of political activities and identities emerging from the practice of participatory culture, By Any Media Necessary reveals how these shifts in communication have unleashed a new political dynamism in American youth."--Jacket.

Salaam, Love

... migrant workers in Sri Lanka, on behalf of prisoners in California, and with a
national legal advocacy organization leading a program to end racial and
religious profiling. She lives in Chicago. Follow the writers of Love, InshAllah and
Salaam ...

Author : Ayesha Mattu

Release : 2014-02-04

Publisher : Beacon Press

ISBN : 0807079766

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From the editors of the groundbreaking anthology Love, InshAllah comes a provocative new exploration of the most intimate parts of Muslim men’s lives. Muslim men are stereotyped as either oversexed Casanovas willing to die for seventy-two virgins in heaven or controlling, big-bearded husbands ready to rampage at the hint of dishonor. The truth is, there are millions of Muslim men trying to figure out the complicated terrain of love, sex, and relationships just like any other American man. In Salaam, Love, Ayesha Mattu and Nura Maznavi provide a space for American Muslim men to speak openly about their romantic lives, offering frank, funny, and insightful glimpses into their hearts—and bedrooms. The twenty-two writers come from a broad spectrum of ethnic, racial, and religious perspectives—including orthodox, cultural, and secular Muslims—reflecting the strength and diversity of their faith community and of America. By raising their voices to share stories of love and heartbreak, loyalty and betrayal, intimacy and insecurity, these Muslim men are leading the way for all men to recognize that being open and honest about their feelings is not only okay—it’s intimately connected to their lives and critical to their happiness and well-being.

Expanding the Gaze

Rejecting, Performing, and Enrolling in Surveillance Edited by two young
american muslim women, nura Maznavi and ayesha Mattu, Love, InshAllah (
2012) is a compilation of real-life stories of “dating, longing and sex” (back cover)
written by ...

Author : Emily van der Meulen

Release : 2016

Publisher : University of Toronto Press

ISBN : 1442628960

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Expanding the Gaze is a collection of important new empirical and theoretical works that demonstrate the significance of the gendered dynamics of surveillance.

Lessons in Love

... the Oneness of Divine Love? Inshallah, it is so. I do not mind at all leaving the
lesser self behind; the individual ego with its fears and jealousy and enmity and
regrets. Let it die as the electro-chemical brain and body functions come to a stop

Author : Irving Karchmar

Release : 2015-02-24

Publisher : Bay Street Press


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These spiritual exercises and essays offer real life Lessons in Love for anyone following a spiritual path. Based on the Sufi Path of Love, they enhance the journey, and present a new idea of spiritual evolution.

What Is Veiling?

... have an opinion about Muslim women, even those—especially those—who
have never met one. —Ayesha Mattu and Nura Maznavi, introduction to Love
Inshallah: The Secret Love Lives of American Muslim Women
I N T R O D U C T I O N ...

Author : Sahar Amer

Release : 2014-09-02

Publisher : UNC Press Books

ISBN : 1469617765

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Ranging from simple head scarf to full-body burqa, the veil is worn by vast numbers of Muslim women around the world. What Is Veiling? explains one of the most visible, controversial, and least understood emblems of Islam. Sahar Amer's evenhanded approach is anchored in sharp cultural insight and rich historical context. Addressing the significance of veiling in the religious, cultural, political, and social lives of Muslims, past and present, she examines the complex roles the practice has played in history, religion, conservative and progressive perspectives, politics and regionalism, society and economics, feminism, fashion, and art. By highlighting the multiple meanings of veiling, the book decisively shows that the realities of the practice cannot be homogenized or oversimplified and extend well beyond the religious and political accounts that are overwhelmingly proclaimed both inside and outside Muslim-majority societies. Neither defending nor criticizing the practice, What Is Veiling? clarifies the voices of Muslim women who struggle to be heard and who, veiled or not, demand the right to live spiritual, personal, and public lives in dignity.

The Madwoman of Bethlehem

Inshallah we eat together in happy times . ” “ Double good health to you , my love
. Inshallah we feast at the birth of grandsons ! " Although Amal always
complimented her mother - in - law on the delicious food , she hated every morsel
at her ...

Author : Rosine Nimeh-Mailloux

Release : 2008

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It is 1957, Amal is an inmate of the "Bethlehem Oasis for Troubled Women," having feigned insanity to avoid being put to death for the murder of her abusive husband. When attacked by a fellow inmate, Amal must confront her traumatic memories.

The Arab World

We are getting enough business there that there is no reason why we cannot
send you there . It won ' t be long . Most of their work is in Iraq , and then there is a
job in Riyadh . This would be my first love . Inshallah ! But I am just satisfied that ...

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Written in the Stars

Saeed has given a novel that is both entertaining and important.”—Matt de la Peña, New York Times bestselling author This heart-wrenching novel explores what it is like to be thrust into an unwanted marriage.

Author : Aisha Saeed

Release : 2015-03-24

Publisher : Penguin

ISBN : 0698185927

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This heart-wrenching novel explores what it is like to be thrust into an unwanted marriage. Has Naila’s fate been written in the stars? Or can she still make her own destiny? Naila’s conservative immigrant parents have always said the same thing: She may choose what to study, how to wear her hair, and what to be when she grows up—but they will choose her husband. Following their cultural tradition, they will plan an arranged marriage for her. And until then, dating—even friendship with a boy—is forbidden. When Naila breaks their rule by falling in love with Saif, her parents are livid. Convinced she has forgotten who she truly is, they travel to Pakistan to visit relatives and explore their roots. But Naila’s vacation turns into a nightmare when she learns that plans have changed—her parents have found her a husband and they want her to marry him, now! Despite her greatest efforts, Naila is aghast to find herself cut off from everything and everyone she once knew. Her only hope of escape is Saif . . . if he can find her before it’s too late.

Empty Diversity in Muslim America

By representing the lives of "ordinary Muslims," these texts reveal the complexities at work in the contemporary negotiation of diversity and inclusion.

Author : Taneem Husain

Release : 2015

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This dissertation examines how contemporary popular texts produced by Muslim Americans present the binary between good and bad Muslim. By representing the lives of "ordinary Muslims," these texts reveal the complexities at work in the contemporary negotiation of diversity and inclusion. I argue that while Muslim Americans' ethnicities vary widely, this is of little consequence in U.S. culture and politics, which highlight Muslim religious affiliation over any other identity category. By unraveling this as a complex process of racialization, I argue that these Muslim American representations construct gender and sexuality to uphold constricted understandings of ethnic minority American identity, or what I term "empty diversity."

Like the Moon Loves the Sky

In this moving picture book, author Hena Khan shares her wishes for her children: "Inshallah you find wonder in birds as they fly. Inshallah you are loved, like the moon loves the sky.

Author : Hena Khan

Release : 2020-03-10

Publisher : Chronicle Books

ISBN : 1797206060

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A lyrical and heartwarming celebration of a mother's love for her children by the award-winning author of Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns. In this moving picture book, author Hena Khan shares her wishes for her children: "Inshallah you find wonder in birds as they fly. Inshallah you are loved, like the moon loves the sky." With vibrant illustrations and prose inspired by the Quran, this charming picture book is a heartfelt and universal celebration of a parent's unconditional love. • A reassuring bedtime read-aloud for mothers and their children. • A perfect book for sharing Muslim family traditions and for families teaching diversity and religious acceptance. • Hena Khan's books have been widely acclaimed, winning awards and honors from the ALA, Parent's Choice, and many others. For families who have read and loved Under My Hijab, Yo Soy Muslim, and Mommy's Khimar. A sweet and lovely bedtime book to help let children know they are loved and precious. • Bedtime books for ages 3–5 • Mother's Day gift • Islamic children's books Hena Khan is the author of Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns, Crescent Moons and Pointed Minarets, Night of the Moon, and many other books for children. She lives in Rockville, Maryland. Saffa Khan is an illustrator and printmaker born in Dera Ismail Khan, Pakistan, and living in Glasgow, Scotland.

A Sense of Place

And I do my best, be it on land or in the ocean. But some day, inshallah, I would
love to be coaxed aboard a spaceship by some relatively friendly aliens and
given a little tour of the neighborhood. I'll hold out as long as I can, watching the
skies ...

Author : Michael Shapiro

Release : 2009-05-01

Publisher : Travelers' Tales

ISBN : 1932361812

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In A Sense of Place, journalist/travel writer Michael Shapiro goes on a pilgrimage to visit the world's great travel writers on their home turf to get their views on their careers, the writer's craft, and most importantly, why they chose to live where they do and what that place means to them. The book chronicles a young writer’s conversations with his heroes, writers he's read for years who inspired him both to pack his bags to travel and to pick up a pen and write. Michael skillfully coaxes a collective portrait through his interviews, allowing the authors to speak intimately about the writer's life, and how place influences their work and perceptions. In each chapter Michael sets the scene by describing the writer's surroundings, placing the reader squarely in the locale, whether it be Simon Winchester's Massachusetts, Redmond O'Hanlon's London, or Frances Mayes's Tuscany. He then lets the writer speak about life and the world, and through quiet probing draws out fascinating commentary from these remarkable people. For Michael it’s a dream come true, to meet his mentors; for readers, it's an engaging window onto the twin landscapes of great travel writers and the world in which they live.


It became the strongest bond between us and the safest area of communication
in a loving but troubled relationship that existed until several years before she
died . I never questioned that my mother ' s love of me was profound , but it ran ...

Author : Viviane Wayne

Release : 2002

Publisher : Daniel & Daniel Pub


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To Viviane Wayne, Turkey was at once a mystery and a familiar part of family life. Born in America to Sephardic parents whose families had emigrated from Spain to Turkey 500 years ago, she knew Turkey as a land of exotic foods, elaborate carpets, and the philosophy of inshallah -- "if God wills." In 1977, and again in 1991, Viviane and her husband traveled to Turkey to discover the land that had shaped her parents, to learn about her father's early life, and to find the source of inshallah. They found a land of beauty and excitement, full of crowded bazaars and rug dealers, cities rich with history, still answering the call of the muezzin. They met family members who were eager to share their hearth and home and their stories of generations past. Most importantly, they found the old house where her father had grown up, and in it a trove of old letters and photographs containing much of her family's untold story. Book jacket.

Stranger's Love: Family's Blood

'Inshallah!' as Muslims would say. My uncle's wedding was less than two weeks
away, and everyone was so excited and in their own world about how to look; it's
kind of like, 'survival of the fittest' where everyone is in a competition to look ...

Author : Farishta Farhang

Release : 2010-08-26

Publisher : Xlibris Corporation

ISBN : 1453558381

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They say a familys blood is stronger than a strangers love, but what happens when your family turns against you, and it is then that a stranger walks through the path of your life and suddenly, those who were your family turn to complete strangers, and it is then when everything changes. Thus, love has a price to pay. In some love stories, blood is the price to pay. Happy endings turn to worst nightmares and destiny starts to take control. Join me through a tragedy that will bring tears to your heart and sympathy to your blood. Im Angel Khan, and this is my tragedy. A journey through fire and blood and what happens when a stranger walks through the path of my life and everything seems to be okay.

The Map of Love

'Inshallah,' I say. 'You know you should marry them off here,' she says. 'You
rejoice in them and they stay near you.' 'Nobody marries anybody off any more,' I
say. 'Truly,' she says. 'Each one acts with his own head.' 'Why don't you come with

Author : Ahdaf Soueif

Release : 2011-01-26

Publisher : Anchor

ISBN : 0307783553

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Booker Prize Finalist Here is an extraordinary cross-cultural love story that unfurls across Egypt, England, and the United States over the course of a century. Isabel Parkman, a divorced American journalist, has fallen in love with a gifted and difficult Egyptian-American conductor. Shadowing her romance is the courtship of her great-grandparents Anna and Sharif nearly one hundred years before. In 1900 the recently widows Anna Winterbourne left England for Egypt, an outpost of the Empire roiling with political sentiment. She soon found herself enraptured by the real Egypt and in love with Sharif Pasha al-Baroudi, an Egyptian nationalist. When Isabel, in an attempt to discover the truth behind her heritage, reenacts Anna’s excursion to Egypt, the story of her great-grandparents unravels before her, revealing startling parallels for her own life. Combining the romance and intricate narrative of a nineteenth-century novel with a very modern sense of culture and politics—both sexual and international—Ahdaf Soueif has created a thoroughly seductive and mesmerizing tale.

Midnight and the Meaning of Love

... inshallah, the same way that my father had gifted them to me seven years ago.
That's how it works with a family heirloom. It is not the same as money a person
has inherited or a piggy bank that you go in and out of, or even a savings account

Author : Sister Souljah

Release : 2011-10-11

Publisher : Simon and Schuster

ISBN : 145163742X

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Sister Souljah, the New York Times bestselling author of The Coldest Winter Ever and Midnight, delivers her most compelling and enlightening story yet. With Midnight and The Meaning of Love, Souljah brings to her millions of fans an adventure about young, deep love, the ways in which people across the world express their love, and the lengths that they will go to have it. Powerful and sensual, Midnight is an intelligent, fierce fighter and Ninjutsu-trained ninja warrior. He attracts attention wherever he goes but remains unmoved by it and focuses on protecting his mother and sister and regaining his family’s fortunes. When Midnight, a devout Muslim, takes sixteen-year-old Akemi from Japan as his wife, they look forward to building a life together, but their tumultuous teenage marriage is interrupted when Akemi is kidnapped and taken back to Japan by her own father, even though the marriage was consummated and well underway. “There’s not one drop of inferiority in my blood,” Midnight says as he first secures his mother, Umma, and sister, Naja, before setting off on a global journey to reclaim his wife. Midnight must travel across three countries and numerous cultures in his attempt to defeat his opponent. Along this magnificent journey he meets people who change him forever, even as he changes them. He encounters temptations he never would have imagined and takes risks that many a lesser man would say no to, all for the women he loves and is sworn to protect.


The novel tells of the problems of the Englishman and the Saudi woman who fall in love in a country where the strict Moslem laws make it illegal for a Christian man and Moslem woman to meet.

Author : Sybil Powell

Release : 2012-04-01

Publisher : Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN : 9781475083439

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The novel tells of the problems of the Englishman and the Saudi woman who fall in love in a country where the strict Moslem laws make it illegal for a Christian man and Moslem woman to meet. The reaction of her brother and his own dilemma when the couple are found out add to the complex situation. Throughout the plot with its twist and turns the difference in the two cultures and the way of life and thinking between the West and East is portrayed to give an insight to the vast cultural gap which exists between a strict Moslem country and the freedom of the West.

Love and the Crescent

Inshallah ! The heart could yet bring us together , ” he said very quietly , watching
her intently . “ My heart belongs wholly to another . It cannot change , " she said ,
coldly . “ Excellency , I ask again for my liberty . " Ahmed Pasha sighed . It was a ...

Author : A. Cunnick Inchbold

Release : 1920

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Emdash and Ellipses

The collection of poems written over the course of the past seven years examines thematic struggles of South Asian American identities, Muslim spirituality, grief, social justice purpose, and the journey for love.

Author : Tanzila Ahmed

Release : 2016-02-06

Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN : 9781523287383

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"Emdash and Ellipses" is the third poetry chapbook to be shared by poet, writer, and activist Tanzila "Taz" Ahmed. The collection of poems written over the course of the past seven years examines thematic struggles of South Asian American identities, Muslim spirituality, grief, social justice purpose, and the journey for love. Spilt in two parts - Poems to Scream and Poems to Whisper - the pieces explore the spaces in-between, loudly and quietly.