Tag: Muslim women

  • Top Muslim Women on Twitter

    I am super honored to be included in this list as a “storyteller.” Click the link below to see who is who among Muslim female academics, activists, writers, policy makers, and splendidly awesome women. CLICK HERE. DO IT. 

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  • I am a Muslim Woman: This is My Power

    I’m trying to find myself. Cliched, I know. But bear with me. Here is the breakdown: Over the past 1 1/2 years, I’ve had to rebuild from a leaving a global marriage where I raised five step-kids and my son with a husband who lived abroad. I didn’t work (how could I, the only adult […]

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  • Slow on the Straight Path: A Muslim’s Guide to Being Real

    I am still redefining my Islam, this is where I start: It is an Opening (such as the first ayah in the Qu’ran) rather than a closing. It makes me accessible to humanity, compassion, and kindness. Being a Muslim places upon me the duty for righteous acts and justice, but not in a way that is demeaning and judgmental to others. This compassion extends to my own being — learning to still feel that I am worthy and OK even in prayers missed or in those ever frequent moments that I fall short of God’s glory.

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  • When You’re Too Cool For The Boys

     “But, you are so cool!” This is what one guy told me as he was breaking up with me after a short-lived yet well-matched relationship. He ended the budding romance because I anonymously blogged about him – and I wrote only good things, mind you.  Apparently, it was too much, and he disappeared from my […]

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