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I speak for myself : American women on being Muslim

Author: Maria M Ebrahimji; Zahra T Suratwala
Publisher: Ashland, Or. : White Cloud Press, 2011.
Series: I speak for myself series, v. 1.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Forty women under age forty share what it has been like to have been born and raised in the United States as a Muslim, examining the dichotomy between Islamic and Western values, and discussing stereotypes, the events of 9/11, and other related topics.
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Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Maria M Ebrahimji; Zahra T Suratwala
ISBN: 9781935952008 1935952005
OCLC Number: 681499993
Description: xvi, 236 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Hill diaries / Yusra Tekbali --
Pieces / Rima Z. Kharuf --
Roots / Fatemeh Fakhraie --
Half and half / Nousheen Yousuf-Sadiq --
In search of Fatima and Taqwa / Maria M. Ebrahimji --
The muslim feminist / Hebah Ahmed --
Conquering veils : gender and Islams / Asma T. Uddin --
Unwelcome change / Mona Rajab --
The university of life / Jameelah Xochitl Medina --
Seeking the present / Zahra T. Suratwala --
Sporting faith / Dewnya Bakri-Bazzi --
Crossroads / Hadia Mubarak --
Secularizing my graduation / Arshiya Saiyed --
A headscarf away from television / Mariam Sobh --
What a day / Sarah Pashtoon Azad --
Itchy feet / Arshia Khan --
Moment of truth / Ruqayya Raheem Gibson --
The writings on the wall / Maytha Alhassen --
There and back again : a spiritual journey / Marryam Abdl-Haleem --
In between two worlds / Elham Khatami --
Connections / Samaa R. Abdurraqib --
Hyphenated identity / Naheed Hamid --
My journey to Islam / Saliqa A. Khan --
Hello my name is / Amira Choueiki --
Ready to wear / Nyla Hashmi --
Learning tolerance / Sevim Sabriye Kalyoncu --
A William and Mary Ramadan / Ayah H. Ibrahim --
Soul baring and barrier breaking / Nafees Asiya Syed --
Bursting out of a bubble / Sama Wareh --
A sister in humanity / Zahra Nasiruddin Jamal --
"Who am I to you?" / Amany S. Ezeldin --
Truth is not always self-evident / Rabea Chaudhry --
Shock and awe / Zainab Alwan --
A search for peace / Ala'a Wafa --
Army of one / Maryam Habib Khan --
2008 Campaign / Rashida Tlaib --
Dual identities / Reem Odeh --
Creating sarah / Sarah Kajani --
The voice from within / Souheila Al-Jadda --
Lines of bad grammar / Kameelah Janan Rasheed.
Series Title: I speak for myself series, v. 1.
Other Titles: American women on being Muslim
Responsibility: co-editors, Maria M. Ebrahimji and Zahra T. Suratwala.

Abstract:

Forty women under age forty share what it has been like to have been born and raised in the United States as a Muslim, examining the dichotomy between Islamic and Western values, and discussing stereotypes, the events of 9/11, and other related topics.

Muslim American women are the subject of endless discussions regarding their role in society, their veils as symbols of oppression or of freedom, their identity, their patriotism, their womanhood. Yet the voices and life experiences of Muslim American women themselves are rarely heard in the loud rhetoric surrounding the question of Muslims in America. Finally, in I Speak for Myself, 40 American women under the age of 40, share their experiences of their lives as Muslim women in America. While their commonality is faith and citizenship, their voices and their messages are very different.

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