Love, InshAllah: The Secret Love Lives of American Muslim Women (Paperback)

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By Nura Maznavi (Editor), Ayesha Mattu (Editor)
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These are engaging stories written by American Muslim women hell-bent on changing the misconceptions of their sex and religion. From religious freedom to sexual prowess, polygamy to homosexuality, these women are rebellious, sexual, witty, independent... this astonishing list goes on! Love, Inshallah effectively broke down Muslim habits for the reader for a more thorough understanding of the culture, as well as the delicate balance between personal freedom and adherence to religious preferences (which, as you can imagine, is quite tricky). Truly ground- and heart- breaking honesty that will leave you enlightened and feeling great. — Jess Hanlon


In this groundbreaking collection, American Muslim women writers sweep aside stereotypes to share their real-life tales of flirting, dating, longing, and sex. Their stories show just how varied the search for love can be--from singles' events and college flirtations to arranged marriages, all with a uniquely Muslim twist.

These heartfelt tales are filled with passion and hope, loss and longing. One follows the quintessential single woman in the big city as she takes a chance on a Muslim speed-dating event. Another tells of a shy student from a liberal college town who falls in love online and must reveal her secret to her conservative family. A third recounts a Southern girl who surprises herself by agreeing to an arranged marriage, unexpectedly finding the love of her life.

These compelling stories of love and romance create an irresistible balance of heart-warming and tantalizing, always revealing and deeply relatable.

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Product Details
ISBN: 9781593764289
ISBN-10: 1593764286
Publisher: Soft Skull Press
Publication Date: February 17th, 2012
Pages: 307
Language: English
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