IN THIS ISSUE

  • SPECIAL REPORT
    Kelly Crosby, Willow Wilson
    BY THE BOOK. OUR LITERATURE

    BY THE BOOK. OUR LITERATURE

    by Kelly Crosby & Willow Wilson

    A new genre of literature has emerged – one written by, and for Muslim women of America. It is being called various names: Muslim Literature, Islamic Fiction and Muslim Chicklit, but by any name it is a literary form that is surfacing rapidly and garnering attention. This genre speaks to our sensibilities and experiences and fills a niche that has been vacant for

  • FEATURE
    Zahra Ayubi
    SPATIAL SUNNAH

    SPATIAL SUNNAH

    An architect for the 21st Century Masjid

    by Zahra Ayubi

    Maryam Eskandari is an architect whose design philosophy brings together environmental consciousness, belief in gender equality, emphasis on community building, respect for the Islamic building tradition with a focus on modern functionality and interfaith awareness. With a master’s degree in modern and contemporary Islamic architecture in

  • FEATURE
    A’isha Kareem, PhD, Siti Nuriati Husin
    FIGHTING THE DARKNESS OF INCARCERATION

    FIGHTING THE DARKNESS OF INCARCERATION

    by A’isha Kareem, PhD
    Art by Siti Nuriati Husin

    They entered the system with spirits broken, with lives bursting from untold stories of pain and appalling experiences. They identified themselves with trade names like Chocolate, White Girl, Tramp, Mule and a myriad of others too dishonorable to repeat. Now, they have proudly honored themselves by embracing Islam and choosing names reflecting the

  • FEATURE
    Molly Darden
    AMBASSADOR FOR PEACE

    AMBASSADOR FOR PEACE

    by Molly Darden

    In a specially created position by US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Farah Pandith is the State Department’s Special Representative to Muslim Communities. She is a passionate advocate for harnessing youth of the world to promote peaceful coexistence among diverse communities, and an advocate for them to create the world they would like to see.
    Her belief that discerning,

  • FEATURE
    Nadiah Mohajir, Siti Nuriati Husin
    BETRAYAL

    BETRAYAL

    Has the number of marriages dealing with betrayal gone up, or are more women choosing to be more open about it?

    by Nadiah Mohajir
    Art by Siti Nuriati Husin

    Fifty percent of American non-Muslim marriages now end in divorce. This overwhelming statistic has been around for several years, but now Muslim marriages are quietly creeping the same numbers. While numerous such marriages end because of

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