Living Islam Out Loud: American Muslim Women Speak

Living Islam Out Loud: American Muslim Women Speak

by Saleemah Abdul-Ghafur
     
 

Living Islam Out Loud presents the first generation of American Muslim women who have always identified as both American and Muslim. These pioneers have forged new identities for themselves and for future generations, and they speak out about the hijab, relationships, sex and sexuality, activism, spirituality, and much more.

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Overview

Living Islam Out Loud presents the first generation of American Muslim women who have always identified as both American and Muslim. These pioneers have forged new identities for themselves and for future generations, and they speak out about the hijab, relationships, sex and sexuality, activism, spirituality, and much more.

Contributors: Su'ad Abdul-Khabeer, Sham-e-Ali al-Jamil, Samina Ali, Sarah Eltantawi, Yousra Y. Fazili, Suheir Hammad, Mohja Kahf, Precious Rasheeda Muhammad, Asra Q. Nomani, Manal Omar, Khalida Saed, Asia Sharif-Clark, Khadijah Sharif-Drinkard, Aroosha Zoq Rana, Inas Younis

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807083833
Publisher:
Beacon Press
Publication date:
08/28/2005
Edition description:
None
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
917,875
Product dimensions:
5.49(w) x 8.54(h) x 0.62(d)
Age Range:
14 - 18 Years

Meet the Author

Saleemah Abdul-Ghafur was chief executive of Azizah, a magazine for Muslim women. In 2004, she was an integral part of a national movement to give women space and voice in American mosques, and in 2005 she co-organized the historic woman-led prayer in New York City. A frequent presenter on Islam and women, Abdul-Ghafur lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

Table of Contents

Saleemah's story7
Pt. ICrossroads17
How I met God19
To be young, gifted, black, American, Muslim, and woman36
Pt. IILove51
Remembering love53
My own worst enemy55
Marrying a believer67
Finding home72
Fumbling toward ecstasy75
On the edge of belonging86
Pt. IIIThe strongest of faith95
A day in the life97
Hijra from Harlem116
The Muslim in the mirror130
Being the leader I want to see in the world139
An Islamic bill of rights for women in mosques153
An Islamic bill of rights for women in the bedroom155
Pt. IVSoul journeys157
A meditation on the clearing159
A siren song174
Blessed divine woman181
My son the mystic184
My sister's prayer199

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