Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Guess Who Is In The New York Times "Books" Section?!!!

You guessed it:  Love InshAllah: The Secret Love Lives of American Muslim Women!

I mentioned before that I am a contributor to this collection, Masha Allaah t'ala!  We are a few weeks away from the publication date, February 14th, and the publisher has notified our editors that we will go into a second printing!  I'm still peeing myself with joy!

Here's a little excerpt from the NY Times review:

"Zahra Noorbakhsh was 14 when her Iranian immigrant mother discovered that Zahra was defying the family ban on mingling with boys: one was among her four friends heading to the movies together.

So the sex education talk that in a different life, back in the holy city of Qom, would have waited for her bridal night was instead delivered in the parking lot of  a mall in Danville, Calif." ...

Read the rest of the review here.

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Love, InshAllah: The Secret Love Lives of American Muslim Women - THREE Weeks Until Release!!!

Hello Friends and Family!

As I posted here before, the book I contributed to, edited by Ayesha Mattu and Nura Maznavi--Love, InshAllah: The Secret Love Lives of American Muslim Women-- is being released in three weeks!!

It's a moving and provocative non-fiction anthology featuring 25 American Muslim women speaking openly for the first time about their search for love.

Want to know how you can help?

Here are the top five ways you can help amplify Muslim women's voices right now:

Order the book on Amazon today!

  • Re-Post this on your blogs and website.
  • Tell your family, friends, and networks, and ask them to support Muslim women writers by ordering this book
  • Share this post on Facebook, Twitter, etc.,
  • Select Love, InshAllah for your book club--we've included discussion questions at the back of the book.
  • Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter - and then ask your networks to do the same!
  • Connect us to your university or a community organization (e.g., place of worship, student association, non-profit org, etc.) to organize a reading/panel discussion.
Please contact me at Jihadlevine@yahoo.com if you have any questions, comments, or suggestions.

More information about the book (including rave early reviews and contributors bios/photos) is available on our website: www.loveinshallah.com

Love, InshaAllah wouldn't 
have been possible without our wonderful writers, families and friends. Thank you for supporting Muslim women in telling their own stories and sharing their perspectives!

Oh! I almost forgot!  Did you know that Muslim women find Jon Stewart irresistible?  Go on over to HuffPo comedy and see why!