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Love in a Headscarf

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One woman’s hilarious and thought-provoking quest to find love, Muslim-style

 

“At the age of thirteen, I knew that I was destined to marry John Travolta. One day he would arrive on my North London doorstep, fall madly in love with me, and ask me to marry him. Then he would convert to Islam and become a devoted Muslim.” When Shelina Janmohamed, an Oxford-educated Muslim living in the bubbling ethnic mix of North London, opted for the traditional “arranged” route to finding a partner, she never suspected it would be the journey of her life.

 

Through ten long years of matchmaking buxom aunties, countless mismatches, and outrageous dating disasters, Shelina discovers more about herself and her faith. Along the way, she learns that sometimes being true to her religion means challenging tradition, while readers learn much about Islam that may surprise them.

 

Gradually, Shelina’s search for a husband becomes more a spiritual quest of “seeking divine love through the medium of worldly love”—and in the end she is rewarded.

 

A memoir with a hilarious twist from one of Britain’s leading female Muslim writers, Love in a Headscarf is an entertaining, fresh, and irresistible insight into the struggle to be thoroughly modern and thoroughly Muslim.

Synopsis:

When Shelina Janmohamed, an Oxford-educated Muslim living in the bubbling ethnic mix of North London, opted for the traditional "arranged" route to finding a partner, she never suspected it would be the journey of her life.

Through ten long years of matchmaking buxom aunties, countless mismatches, and outrageous dating disasters, Shelina discovers more about herself and her faith. Along the way, she learns that sometimes being true to her religion means challenging tradition, while readers learn much about Islam that may surprise them.

Synopsis:

When Shelina Janmohamed, an Oxford-educated Muslim living in the bubbling ethnic mix of North London, opted for the traditional “arranged” route to finding a partner, she never suspected it would be the journey of her life.

 

Through ten long years of matchmaking buxom aunties, countless mismatches, and outrageous dating disasters, Shelina discovers more about herself and her faith. Along the way, she learns that sometimes being true to her religion means challenging tradition, while readers learn much about Islam that may surprise them. 

About the Author

Shelina Zahra Janmohamed is an influential commentator on British Islam: a columnist for EMEL magazine, a regular contributor to the Guardian and the BBC, and author of the award-winning blog, Spirit21. Named one of the UK’s hundred most influential Muslim women by the Times of London, Janmohamed lives in London.

Table of Contents

Author’s Introduction

One: The First Time

Good Headscarf Day

Samosas

Safura

Two: Hyphenated

Innocence

Kulcha

Intertangled

Three: Process Princess

Biodata

Funny Valentine

Groundhog Day

Four: Only Connect

Waiting

Plus Ça Change

Lightning

Five: None of the Above

Six Stages of Self-Pity

You, Not Me

Hijab Marks the Spot

Six: Semiotic Headscarf

What Is It Like Under There?

E-veil-uation

Anti-repressant

Seven: Love

From a Single Soul, Created in Pairs

The Three Ms of Love: Method, Manner, Meaning

Quantum Theory

Eight: Multiversal

View from the Shelf

Marvelous Mary

In My Yin

Epilogue: The Beginning

Product Details

ISBN:
9780807000809
Author:
Janmohamed, Shelina Zahra
Publisher:
Beacon Press (MA)
Author:
Janmohamed, Shelina
Subject:
Muslim women -- Conduct of life.
Subject:
Muslim women - Great Britain
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Religious
Subject:
Marriage
Subject:
Biography - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20101031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.42 x 5.49 x .8 in .78 lb

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"Synopsis" by , When Shelina Janmohamed, an Oxford-educated Muslim living in the bubbling ethnic mix of North London, opted for the traditional "arranged" route to finding a partner, she never suspected it would be the journey of her life.

Through ten long years of matchmaking buxom aunties, countless mismatches, and outrageous dating disasters, Shelina discovers more about herself and her faith. Along the way, she learns that sometimes being true to her religion means challenging tradition, while readers learn much about Islam that may surprise them.

"Synopsis" by , When Shelina Janmohamed, an Oxford-educated Muslim living in the bubbling ethnic mix of North London, opted for the traditional “arranged” route to finding a partner, she never suspected it would be the journey of her life.

 

Through ten long years of matchmaking buxom aunties, countless mismatches, and outrageous dating disasters, Shelina discovers more about herself and her faith. Along the way, she learns that sometimes being true to her religion means challenging tradition, while readers learn much about Islam that may surprise them. 

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