Book Review: Salaam, Love

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When Love, InshAllah, edited by Ayesha Mattu and Nura Masnavi,  was initially published two years ago, I was thrilled. I may not have necessarily related to all the stories of those women but was happy to read them. And as cliche as it sounds, it was really challenging the notion that Muslimahs are a monolith. But the editors’ second anthology, Salaam, Love,  "an anthology of stories about love written from the perspectives of Muslim men," initially had me less convinced. I really wanted to dis … [Read more...]

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We're sharing some excerpts today from a few different stories that relate to things we've covered recently on MMW.  Enjoy!The editors of Love, InshAllah, which Merium reviewed in February, wrote an article for International Women's Day about the importance of listening to Muslim women's diverse stories: There is no denying that there is subjugation and oppression of women committed by Muslims, in the name of Islam, the world over -- just as we know there is injustice occurring everyday … [Read more...]

Book Review: Love, InshAllah

"I wasted years because I didn't think I fit into their conception of Islam or God. And I don't. But God is greater than all that. There are as many ways to Him as there are people on the planet." (Ayesha Mattu, "The Opening," p. 54)For some writers, Love InshAllah is about reconciling their American Muslim identity with the complex socio-cultural mores surrounding romantic relationships. For others, however, the book is about strengthening their relationship to the Almighty.  What most … [Read more...]


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