Muslim Girls

Wer sie sind, wie sie leben
Author: Sineb El Masrar
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783451067792
Page: 256
View: 650

Muslim Girls

Wer sie sind, wie sie leben
Author: Sineb El Masrar
Publisher: Verlag Herder GmbH
ISBN: 3451814579
Category: Political Science
Page: 256
View: 3185
Frau wacht nicht morgens auf und fühlt sich als Afghanin, nur weil die Eltern dort geboren sind. Setzen Sie eine Ukrainerin, eine Marokkanerin, eine Deutsche hinter eine Wand, fragen Sie sie, was sie vom Leben erwarten. Sie werden sie nicht unterscheiden können. In diesem Buch zum Thema Muslima in Deutschland, erzählt Sineb El Masrar welchen Vorurteilen Frauen aufgrund ihres muslimischen Glaubens und ihrem Migrationshintergrund noch immer ausgesetzt sind. Wie diese Frauen hierzulande aufgewachsen sind und heute ihr Leben erleben, wie sie um Unabhängigkeit kämpfen und wo sie ihren Platz in der Gesellschaft sehen. Ihre Botschaft an die Leser: "Augen auf, wir sind längst angekommen mit all unseren kleinen Absonderlichkeiten und Marotten!"

Muslim Girl

A Coming of Age
Author: Amani Al-Khatahtbeh
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501159518
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 144
View: 1081
"At nine years old, Amani Al-Khatahtbeh watched from her home in New Jersey as two planes crashed into the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. That same year, she heard her first racial slur. Muslim Girl: A Coming of Age is the extraordinary account of Amani's coming of age in a country that too often seeks to marginalize women like her. Her spirited voice and unflinching honesty offer a fresh, deeply necessary counterpoint to current rhetoric about the place of Muslims in American life."--Page 4 of cover.

Muslim Girls and the Other France

Race, Identity Politics, and Social Exclusion
Author: Trica Danielle Keaton
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 9780253112088
Category: Social Science
Page: 240
View: 7333
"[Keaton] provides the most in-depth analysis of the predicament of French Arabs and Africans living in the suburbs of Paris.... [O]ne can read the book through the lens of such great African American writers and activists as Richard Wright, James Baldwin, and Malcolm X.... [It] contains an implicit warning to you, France, not to repeat the American racism in your country." -- from the foreword by Manthia Diawara Muslim girls growing up in the outer-cities of Paris are portrayed many ways in popular discourse -- as oppressed, submissive, foreign, "kids from the projects," even as veil-wearing menaces to France's national identity -- but rarely are they perceived simply as what they say they are: French. Amid widespread perceptions of heightened urban violence attributed to Muslims and highly publicized struggles over whether Muslim students should be allowed to wear headscarves to school, Muslim girls often appear to be the quintessential "other." In this vivid, evocative study, Trica Danielle Keaton draws on ethnographic research in schools, housing projects, and other settings among Muslim teenagers of North and West African origin. She finds contradictions between the ideal of universalism and the lived reality of ethnic distinction and racialized discrimination. The author's own experiences as an African American woman and non-Muslim are key parts of her analysis. Keaton makes a powerful statement about identity, race, and educational politics in contemporary France.

Der Araber von morgen

Eine Kindheit im Nahen Osten (1984 - 1985), Graphic Novel
Author: Riad Sattouf
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783813507249
Page: 160
View: 681

Muslim Girl, Growing Up

A Guide to Puberty
Author: Natalia Nabil
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780999699140
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
View: 2753
"How can I prepare her for this new phase? I wanted to find a resource that can explain the details of this special stage while also integrating the important aspects of it from the Islamic religion. Being from the West, most books I found only explained the physiological changes. But I found that Muslim girls, especially ones from Western countries, need to know more about the religious implications of this stage. So I decided to write this guide to help young girls understand the basic things a Muslim girl should know about puberty, including the religious aspects that come along with it. However, this guide is just a starter to the journey ahead. I encourage parents to talk with your teens and pre-teens about this important stage of life to have a full and thorough understanding." - Natalia Nabil Includes: What is puberty and its stages. Hygiene tips. Religious duties to perform. And ones to stay away from. And much more

Muslim Girl

Author: Umm Zakiyyah
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780970766786
Page: 180
View: 4451
Faith turns to shame, confidence to doubt, and conviction to rebellion. Inaya was only nine when her mother converted to Islam and moved the family to Saudi Arabia. Now, at sixteen years old, Inaya returns to America and decides to remove her Muslim clothes and hide her religion at school. ...And she hopes to get the attention of a boy she likes. But she has no idea how to hide this double life from her mother, and from everyone who admires her strong faith.

Worlds Apart

A Muslim Girl with the SAS
Author: Azi Ahmed
Publisher: Biteback Publishing
ISBN: 1849549370
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 336
View: 4422
By the age of twelve, Azi Ahmed had been fully trained in all the skills her mother thought necessary to become the perfect housewife: knitting, sewing and sitting pretty. Little did she know that a rather different sort of training lay in her future. With no military experience, physically slight and, before entering Chelsea Barracks, socially isolated, Azi suddenly finds herself in selection training with eleven other girls and 200 men, all hoping to become part of the British Army's most elite fighting force - the SAS. She soon realises the physical challenge is the least of her worries. Deep-rooted ethnic and gender prejudices abound and Azi is faced with trying to defend her religion and culture within a regimented and hostile environment, a situation that is not helped by the events of 9/11. While Azi deals with non-halal ration packs, squaddie drinking culture and the most rigorous tests of mental and physical strength, her parents, completely unaware of her double life, are still trying to find her a suitable boy to marry. With the two most important institutions in her life at loggerheads, Azi is forced to choose - but will either be enough? Worlds Apart is the incredible true story of the most violent of culture clashes, of one woman's fight not only to be 'the best of the best', but to remain true to herself in the process.

A Muslim Woman in Tito's Yugoslavia

Author: Munevera Hadžišehović,Thomas J. Butler,Saba Risaluddin
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
ISBN: 9781585443048
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 253
View: 8687
Born in a small river town in the largely Muslim province of Sandzak, Munevera Hadzisehovic grew up in an area sandwiched between the Orthodox Christian regions of Montenegro and Serbia, cut off from other Muslims in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Her story takes her reader from the urban culture of the early 1930s through the massacres World War II and the repression of the early Communist regime to the dissolution of Yugoslavia in the early 1990s. It sheds light on the history of Yugoslavia from the interwar Kingdom to the breakup of the socialist state. In poignant and vivid detail, Hadzisehovic paints a picture not only of her own life but of the lives of other Muslims, especially women, in an era and an area of great change. Readers are given a loving yet accurate portrait of Muslim customs pertaining to the household, gardens, food, and dating—in short of everyday life. Hadzisehovic writes from the inside out, starting with her emotions and experiences, then moving outward to the facts that concern those interested in this region: the role of the Ustashe, Chetnicks, and Germans in World War II, the attitude of Serb-dominated Yugoslavia toward Muslims, and the tragic state of ethnic relations that led to war again in the 1990s. Some of Hadzisehovic's experiences and many of her views may be controversial. She speaks of Muslim women's reluctance to give up the veil, the disadvantages of mixed marriages, and the problems caused by Serb and Croat nationalists. Her benign view of Italian occupation is in stark contrast to her depiction of bloodthirsty Chetnik irregulars. Her analysis of Belgrade's Muslims suggests that class differences were just as important as religious affiliation. In this personal, yet universal story, Hadzisehovic mourns the loss of two worlds—the orderly Muslim world of her childhood and the secular, multi-ethnic world of communist Yugoslavia.

Identity and Diversity

Gender and the Experience of Education : a Reader
Author: Maud Blair,Janet Holland,Sue Sheldon
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
ISBN: 9781853592478
Category: Education
Page: 300
View: 9509
First published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Western Representations of the Muslim Woman

From Termagant to Odalisque
Author: Mohja Kahf
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 9780292743373
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 207
View: 1221
Veiled, secluded, submissive, oppressed—the "odalisque" image has held sway over Western representations of Muslim women since the Enlightenment of the eighteenth century. Yet during medieval and Renaissance times, European writers portrayed Muslim women in exactly the opposite way, as forceful queens of wanton and intimidating sexuality. In this illuminating study, Mohja Kahf traces the process through which the "termagant" became an "odalisque" in Western representations of Muslim women. Drawing examples from medieval chanson de geste and romance, Renaissance drama, Enlightenment prose, and Romantic poetry, she links the changing images of Muslim women to changes in European relations with the Islamic world, as well as to changing gender dynamics within Western societies.

All-American Muslim Girl

Author: Nadine Jolie Courtney
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
ISBN: 9780374309527
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 432
View: 2162
Allie Abraham has it all going for her—she’s a straight-A student, with good friends and a close-knit family, and she’s dating popular, sweet Wells Henderson. One problem: Wells’s father is Jack Henderson, America’s most famous conservative shock jock, and Allie hasn’t told Wells that her family is Muslim. It’s not like Allie’s religion is a secret. It’s just that her parents don’t practice, and raised her to keep it to herself. But as Allie witnesses Islamophobia in her small town and across the nation, she decides to embrace her faith—study, practice it, and even face misunderstanding for it. Who is Allie, if she sheds the façade of the “perfect” all-American girl? This is a relevant, relatable story of being caught between two worlds, and the struggles and hard-won joys of finding your place.

Maryam: An Exemplary Muslim Woman

Publisher: A9 GROUP
Page: N.A
View: 1359
The Qur'an, the only true guidance for humanity, was revealed so that people would know how to deal with all of the situations that they may encounter while in this world. In addition, the Sunnah (example) of our Prophet (may Allah bless him and grant him peace) shows how to implement its teachings into one's life. Allah even made it possible for people to understand how to live the Qur'an's morality by giving examples from the Prophets' and other Muslims' lives: "There is an excellent example in them for you to follow, that is for those whose hope is in Allah and the Last Day. But if anyone turns away, Allah is the Rich Beyond Need, the Praiseworthy" (Surat al-Mumtahana: 6)and "We have sent down Clear Signs to you, the example of those who passed away before you, and an admonition for those who guard against evil" (Surat an-Nur: 34). In these verses, He reminds sincere Muslims, who hope for the best in Hereafter, that the people presented in the Qur'an serve as good examples and guidance for them. One of these sincere Muslims is Mary, one of the two women noted for their exemplary characters: "Allah has made an example for those who believe: the wife of Pharaoh, when she said: 'My Lord, build a house in the Garden for me in Your Presence, rescue me from Pharaoh and his deeds, and rescue me from this wrongdoing people.' And Mary, the daughter of 'Imran, who guarded her chastity—We breathed Our Spirit into her. She confirmed the Words of her Lord and His Book, and was one of the obedient"(Surat at-Tahrim: 11-12). Therefore, every believer is responsible for learning about Mary's good character from the Qur'an, which gives the most accurate information, and trying to emulate her. Allah introduces Mary as having the ideal Muslim woman's character. This character is completely different than the common character of women in today's unbelieving societies, where they usually share a common socially acceptable character handed down from their ancestors. In these societies, men and women are expected to conform to very different sets of character traits, for men's ideals, worldview, lifestyle, and evaluation of events are believed to be different from those of wome

A case for educating the Muslim girl-child

Author: Ishaak Ibrahim Nuamah
Publisher: N.A
Category: Religion
Page: 200
View: 6261

Purple Dandelion

A Muslim Woman's Struggle Against Violence and Oppression
Author: Farida Sultana,Shila Nair
Publisher: Exisle Publishing
ISBN: 192714700X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 256
View: 5520
'Purple Dandelion' is the true story of Farida Sultana, an extraordinary Muslim woman and single mother. The book is a reflection of her personal journey as an unconventional child who struggled through her adulthood and married life. Being a survivor of violence and abuse, Farida emerged as a strong advocate against all forms of violence and cultural and religious oppression against women. The book chronicles her remarkable life. It begins in Bangladesh when as a young girl, she found herself in conflict with her traditional family values and the Islamic culture that prevents girls and women from learning music and arts. Later her arranged marriage to a doctor at the age of 18 took her to war-torn Iran with her husband and young daughter, then to the UK and finally to New Zealand. At each stage of the journey, she attempts to capture the nuances, sights and sounds of the events that she became a part of as she continued on her quest to find herself – in Bangladesh during its freedom struggle, in Iran during the Iran-Iraq war, in England as a single mother and a survivor of domestic violence, and in New Zealand as an immigrant woman. Soon after her arrival in New Zealand, Farida became aware that there were many more immigrant women like her who had to overcome domestic violence and the oppressive, patriarchal societies they lived in. Their need drove her to initiate Shakti, which set up the first ethnic women’s refuge in the country. What was conceived as an essential support group for migrant and refugee women has grown into the largest ethnic community organisation in New Zealand, bringing together women and families of over 42 different ethnicities. 'Purple Dandelion' brings to life the experiences and struggles of some of these courageous women. In recognition of her work, Farida was awarded the Queen’s Service Medal for Community Service in 2003. In recent years she has been working in Asian and Middle Eastern countries encouraging women to condemn violence and claim their human rights.

Educating Muslim girls

shifting discourses
Author: Kaye Haw,Saeeda Shah,Maria Hanifa
Publisher: Open University Pres
ISBN: 9780335197743
Category: Education
Page: 203
View: 7815
Investigates whether Muslim girls in Britain have equal educational opportunities


A Story of a Muslim Girl
Author: A. A. Ahmed
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781403306272
Category: Fiction
Page: 656
View: 4988
This is a story of a Muslim girl who falls in love with the son of a rich man. It is a book with no disguises. An explicit and refined look into the lives of young women in Muslim society.

Becoming Muslim in Imperial Russia

Conversion, Apostasy, and Literacy
Author: Agnès Nilüfer Kefeli
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 080145476X
Category: History
Page: 312
View: 9574
In the nineteenth century, the Russian Empire’s Middle Volga region (today’s Tatarstan) was the site of a prolonged struggle between Russian Orthodoxy and Islam, each of which sought to solidify its influence among the frontier’s mix of Turkic, Finno-Ugric, and Slavic peoples. The immediate catalyst of the events that Agnès Nilüfer Kefeli chronicles in Becoming Muslim in Imperial Russia was the collective turn to Islam by many of the region’s Kräshens, the Muslim and animist Tatars who converted to Russian Orthodoxy between the sixteenth and eighteenth centuries. The traditional view holds that the apostates had really been Muslim all along or that their conversions had been forced by the state or undertaken voluntarily as a matter of convenience. In Kefeli’s view, this argument vastly oversimplifies the complexity of a region where many participated in the religious cultures of both Islam and Orthodox Christianity and where a vibrant Kräshen community has survived to the present. By analyzing Russian, Eurasian, and Central Asian ethnographic, administrative, literary, and missionary sources, Kefeli shows how traditional education, with Sufi mystical components, helped to Islamize Finno-Ugric and Turkic peoples in the Kama-Volga countryside and set the stage for the development of modernist Islam in Russia. Of particular interest is Kefeli’s emphasis on the role that Tatar women (both Kräshen and Muslim) played as holders and transmitters of Sufi knowledge. Today, she notes, intellectuals and mullahs in Tatarstan seek to revive both Sufi and modernist traditions to counteract new expressions of Islam and promote a purely Tatar Islam aware of its specificity in a post-Christian and secular environment.

Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures

Family, Body, Sexuality And Health
Author: Suad Joseph,Afsāna Naǧmābādī
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004128190
Category: Social Science
Page: 564
View: 1002
Family, Body, Sexuality and Health is Volume III of the Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures. In almost 200 well written entries it covers the broad field of family, body, sexuality and health and Islamic cultures.

A Muslim Girl's Guide

To Life's Big Changes
Author: Rayhana Khan
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781842000656
Category: Islam
Page: 32
View: 9254