G. Willow Wilson: On Women, the Media, and Islam

Editor's Note: Readers, since this has been a busy week of travel for me, I haven't been able to put together a regular Friday links. But we've got a treat for you! Enjoy Raaz's interview with G. Willow Wilson!In The Butterfly Mosque, G. Willow Wilson presents her own personal experience of her conversion to Islam and evolving understanding of womanhood, relationships, media, and culture.  I had a chance to review her memoir and interview her.  Here are my five questions with author G. Willow W … [Read more...]

Book Review: G. Willow Wilson’s The Butterfly Mosque

After reading Ali Eteraz’s Children of Dust, I bemoaned the lack of examples in literature—and even in the public discourse—of healthy relationships and interactions between Muslim men and women.  In films, literature, the blogosphere, and even in the everyday interactions of Muslims, interactions (especially romantic relationships) are often presented in a negative light: Muslim women must accept arranged marriages as a matter of course, relationships between men and women are devoid of romant … [Read more...]