IN THIS ISSUE

  • SPECIAL REPORT
    Kelly Crosby, Slma Shelbayah and Tayyibah Taylor
    THE ALL AMERICAN MUSLIMAH

    THE ALL AMERICAN MUSLIMAH

    How Is She Defined? A Multitude of Identities

    by Kelly Crosby, Slma Shelbayah and Tayyibah Taylor

    A passionate country music listener and a “hillbilly at heart” with 20 body piercings and nearly 50 percent of her body covered in tattoos, Shadia Amen is a 32 year-old American Muslim. Her older sister, 33 year-old Suehaila Amen, is also American and Muslim. A community activist and public speaker

  • FEATURE
    Fatima Basic
    COURAGE and HOPE

    COURAGE and HOPE

    After a severe illness or a bad accident, the healing process takes time, courage and hope. Since recovery is both physical and emotional, faith is an indispensable component for healing. Here, three women tell their stories of faith and healing.

    An Automobile Accident Changed My Life
    by Fatima Basic

    On a bright sunny afternoon in April of 1994, a car crossed into the lane in which my husband

  • DEEN
    Zaynab Ansari Abdul-Razacq
    GRATITUDE

    GRATITUDE

    by Zaynab Ansari Abdul-Razacq

    Indeed, We gave Luqman wisdom: ‘Give thanks to God. Whosoever gives thanks gives thanks only for his own soul’s good, and whosoever is ungrateful – surely God is All-sufficient,All-laudable.’” Qur’an, 31:12

    We all ask God for things in worship and at other times. However, expressing thankfulness and appreciation to God is an essential ingredient for spiritual

  • GLOBAL VOICES
    Mahina Abdllojonova, Tillovat Abdurasullova, Manzura Giyoeva & Nasiba Mirzoeva
    THE GOOD WOMEN OF GARM

    THE GOOD WOMEN OF GARM

    by Mahina Abdllojonova, Tillovat Abdurasullova, Manzura Giyoeva & Nasiba Mirzoeva

    We are four girls who study English through the English Access Micro Scholarship Program in the Rasht Valley, Tajikistan. Our names are Mahina, Manzura, Nasiba and Tillovat and we are 14 to 16 years of age. We would like to introduce Azizah readers to five prominent women in our community, but first let us describe

  • FEATURE
    Kelly Crosby
    STOPPING THE VIOLENCE VIRUS

    STOPPING THE VIOLENCE VIRUS

    by Kelly Crosby

    Watch Ameena Matthews speak as she is interviewed on the Stephen Colbert Report, and you will feel her passion for, and commitment to, fighting for peace and social justice in her community. Draped gracefully in a soft black hijab with lightning bolt earrings (perhaps to reflect her electrifying personality), she demonstrates the humor and poise of a woman who has survived life’s

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