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   Living Islam Out Loud
American Muslim Women Speak
by Saleemah Abdul-Ghafur
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Categories: Islam | Women's Studies
Code: 2691 |  ISBN: 0807083836 |  224 pp. |  Publication Date: 2005
Publisher: Beacon Press (Independent Publisher)
Format: Trade Paperback
About this book
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

?[These] testimonies will serve as a strong and enduring example to girls in generations to come about what it takes to craft a life that is true and uncompromising to one's inner self.?
?Tara Roberts, publisher of Fierce magazine

?This anthology presents . . . the best of the new generation of American Muslim women.?
?Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, author of What?s Right With Islam


Saleemah Abdul-Ghafur was a chief executive of Azizah, a pioneering magazine for Muslim women. In 2004, she was an integral part of a national movement to give women space and voice in American mosques, from which they have traditionally been banned. A writer and activist, Abdul-Ghafur is a frequent presenter on Islam and women; she lives in Atlanta, Georgia.


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