Living Islam Out Loud presents the first generation of American Muslim women who have always identified as both American and Muslim. These pioneers have forged new identities for themselves and for future generations, and they speak out about the hijab, relationships, sex and sexuality, activism, spirituality, and much more.
Contributors: Suad Abdul-Khabeer, Sham-e-Ali al-Jamil, Samina Ali, Sarah Eltantawi, Yousra Y. Fazili, Suheir Hammad, Mohja Kahf, Precious Rasheeda Muhammad, Asra Q. Nomani, Manal Omar, Khalida Saed, Asia Sharif-Clark, Khadijah Sharif-Drinkard, Aroosha Zoq Rana, Inas Younis
Review By: Leila Ahmed, Harvard Divinity School - September 1, 2005 "These are precisely the kinds of women whose voices we need to hear."
Review By: Eve Ensler, author of The Vagina Monologues - September 1, 2005"From the Islamic Bills of Rights for Women in Mosques and in the Bedroom to the call for the Divine Feminine in Islam, this book reveals the diverse, complex, ambiguous, brilliant voices of women who are at once American and Muslim."
Review By: Imam Rauf, author of Whats Right with Islam - September 1, 2005"This anthology presents the best of the new generation of American Muslim women."
Review By: Candice Levy, Girlfriends - November 1, 2005 "A rich mosaic of experiences from passionate women that challenge us to redefine our understanding of Islam in general, and American Muslim women in particular. Grade: A"