Living Islam Out Loud: American Muslim Women Speak by Saleemah Abdul-Ghafur

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I am not Muslim but I enjoy learning about religions different from my own. I thought I already knew a lot about Islam but this book taught me some new things. It is a book written by various influential muslim women telling their stories. The stories are separated into sections based on what they are discussing. I especially liked the essays on love, marriage and sexuality. I learned reasons why some Muslim women wear hijab and some don’t. There are many reasons actually, all of which make sense to me. I don’t know which choice I would make if I were Muslim. I learned that Islam does NOT allow their men to beat their wives as many mistakenly believe. I learned that Muslim women can get a divorce. I learned how hard it is to be Muslim and Homosexual. I learned the difference between American Muslims and Muslims in their home countries. I learned alot that I didn’t know and this book made me want to interview Muslim women here in Canada to hear about their lives.

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