Our Stories, Our Lives: Inspiring Muslim Women's Voices

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Juli 2009



The opening years of the 21st Century have witnessed a number of Muslim women achieving positions of influence in the UK. This influential group of women cares about the society in which they live and bring up their children. They increasingly find a voic


The mayoress Arshad Begum Ajeeb; The pioneer Fatima Ayub; Dadi Ma the motivator Barkat Bibi; From Sylhet to Ilkley Nasreen Choudhury; Music 'n' motherhood Elana Davis; Identity Natasha Almas Fell; No mercy! Sensei Mumtaz Khan; Journey to the house of Allah Negara Khatun; I have a dream! Rejwana Malik; From roots to routes Sofia Maskin; Jihad Syima Merali; The preacher's voice Umm Mohsin; Salaam namaste Shahana Rahman; The visionary Zohra J. Rashid; Turning pennies into pounds Zehida Rehman; Busing in the immigrants Ulfat Riaz; White Abbey Road Akhtar Sheikh; The spiritual tourist Rina (Radhia) Tarafder; Burning ambitions Selina Ullah; Rags to riches Jean (Rabia) Yousfi; Final thoughts.


Wahida Shaffi is the Coordinator for the OurLives Mulsim Women's Digital Media Project, funded by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation. A qualified social worker with an MA in international politics and security studies, she has an extensive background in community research as well as diversity and conflict resolution training, both in the UK and around the world. Her specialist areas of interest include media, gender equality and peace and reconciliation.


"This is a delightful read. The women from a great range of backgrounds tell us their stories in words that are moving, interesting, direct and honest. They also explain in simple and direct terms what their Muslim faith means to them. With so much prejudice against Islam and claims that it abuses women, it is important to hear the views of Muslim women in the UK." Clare Short, MP "What comes over most clearly from these vivid, conversational articles written by Muslim women in Bradford about their lives is their ordinariness. These women have varied jobs, families, hopes and expectations, and their faith does not cut them off from the real world. On the contrary, any world should be proud to have such thoughtful, humorous and committed people in it. This book will encourage its readers to encounter genuine relationships with real women in their real lives." Dr Jane Williams, Lambeth Palace "At a time when so much is written about Islam and so little is understood, this insightful, touching, and at times surprising book allows the often silent voices of Muslim women to be heard. Every story is unique; each one is essential". Zaiba Malik, journalist and writer "A must-read for all those who are convinced women who wear headscarves can't possibly consider themselves architects of change". Asiana magazine "A most interesting heart-to-heart chat with women in Bradford (UK) from a great range of backgrounds telling their stories in words that are moving, interesting, direct and honest. The collection offers an insight into how a largely less-educated community built its life in Britain while overcoming discrimination and socio-economic hurdles". Islamic Horizons, USA
EAN: 9781847424105
ISBN: 1847424104
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Juli 2009
Seitenanzahl: 146 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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