tagged ‘Islam’

On Muslim YA Novels

I was a bookworm growing up, and so it was easy for me to get lost in the stories I was reading. For a very long time, I was particularly attracted to the ease with which Young Adult literature pulled me in.  As much as I would want to be absorbed into these stories and […]

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Female Scholarship In Islam Is Challenging Patriarchal Leadership

For so long, I had grown up believing that social justice discourse, particularly through a gendered lens, was a completely separate sphere from Islamic discussions.. This post, for example, is not something that I am used to seeing. I mean:  a religious scholar calling out the systemic abuse and silencing of women in religious circles, […]

“A Copy of The Quran at Museum Of Natural History NY” by *Muhammad* is licensed under CC BY 2.0

How to become a confused-ass Muslim

My wife learned the hard way that I lead a double life. The day we got married, my whole extended family came over for dinner. We’re Muslim, so at sunset, we all lined up for the evening prayer. She’s not, so she stayed at the table. I queued up with the family and prayed. When […]