Her book by envisaging that she telling us her story ver a Cup Of Coffee And of coffee and reading I felt like I was sitting with her in such a place listening to her relate her story I laughed at all the right places shook my head sadly when things got a little depressing brooded thoughtfully ver her reasoning and rejoiced when she finally met her One What made this book even enjoyable was that was that the author and I share a similar upbringing and cultural and religious experiences I was even able to cringe when reading about her first introduction because it bought up memories f my first introduction buried deep between memories f Horrible Hairstyles and First Days Of School As for her Six Stages Of Self Pity I was shocked at how accurate they were my friends and I can list them ff by heartShelina s deep insight into her life and faith encouraged me to probe deeper into my Tajweed Rules for Qur'anic Recitation: A Beginner's Guide (Tajweed Rules, own character and appropriately uestion my ideals as a British Muslim woman within the confinesf culture My respect for the author increased chapter by chapter we all know that it takes courage to stand up for what you believe in against what society wants you to believe This theme even extends back to the time Selling to VITO the Very Important Top Officer: Get to the Top. Get to the Point. Get to the Sale. of great Romantic authors such as Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David ThoreauAt the end I came to the conclusion that I have a lot to learn about myself and about my religion but nevertheless I amptimistic about setting The Reformation (World History Series) offn my wn spiritual journey After I m done with discovering the world and it s hidden secrets maybe then I can write a book about my experiences tooOverall I was very pleased with the book although at times in particular when the discussion revolved around history r philosophy my attentiveness to what was being said burned Ask Me Nicely: Dark Urges Book One out somewhat I was interested in readingn and discovering how this analysis related to her life experiences and when I did so I was not disappointed Personally I believe that I have a lot to experience and learn before I can understand and truly appreciate the reasoning put forward in the bookAlso I did wish that the author revealed about the One when he finally made it into the story Having read about all the terrible situations she was put in with Syed Mr Cricket Lover Mobeen Mr Practical Joker and Khalil just Khalil I can t even place a description for that guy I was justifiably eager for details about Mr One I just felt like it was Date With A Dead Doctor over so uickly but since it was a very happy ending it was still worth it I read this like 3 years ago I think It wasne f the reuired novels for my 20th Century Literature subject I usually feel pressured when I have to read novels for my literature class despite my love for reading Because I m the kind Shelina is a thoroughly modern Muslim a British Indian Muslim Her ancestors were from India and converted to Islam and moved to Tanzania When Tanzania was granted independence from Britain Shelina s father chose to take the ffer as a British citizen to move to England Moving into that environment has caused her family to closely examine which Muslim practices arewere part Daddy Lost Me At Poker (Eroticulture) (English Edition) of their culture and which were actually a partf Islam This was the second book I ve ever read about Muslim women the first being Princess A True Story Orb: A Tale of Alien Pregnancy of Life Behind the Veil in Saudi Arabia which could not be DIFFERENT in portrayalf the life Witchopoly of a Muslim woman I think this than anything solidified my knowledge that Islam is uite wonderful and allf the ugly atrocities in Muslim nations come from awful cultural traditions than anything the u ran has ever saidShelina wrote this book about how as a modern Muslim woman she chose the traditional path Dear Chandler, Dear Scarlett: A Grandfather's Thoughts on Faith, Family, and the Things That Matter Most of an arranged marriage When I read the book blurb I thought it would be crazy tales along the linesf hijinx ensue lol While she did include uite a bit Asesinato en una Lavandería China (Fondo Editorial Tierra Adentro of descriptions in first person voicef her experiences which were funny much f the rest f the writing was expository Not in a bad way I sure do not know a lot about the Muslim faith I know a little and I appreciated the explanations It seemed like those were the driest parts f the book though What I do know about the Muslim faith was reaffirmed It is a loving peaceful family based religion They adhere to a high standard f strict moral conduct no drinking immorality immodesty etc The sanctity f motherhood and children is tantamount and life and society should be built around the traditional family unit Listening to Shelina describe her standards you could almost see her living in SLC and being mistaken for a Mormon although the headscarf would be a dead giveaway In fact there were so many similarities I was nly left to Boarding House of Hunks one conclusion whether you are an American Mormonr a British Muslim we are all children f the same loving God whether you call him Allah r Heavenly Father he has the same standards and laws and loves us all the same There were times when the similarities were uite striking When Shelina we. Lam and become a devoted MuslimShelina is keeping a very surprising secret under her headscarf she wants to fall in love and find her faith Torn between the Buxom Aunties romantic comedies and mosue Imam.
Shelina Zahra Janmohamed ¾ 5 charactersMy motivation to read Love in a Headscarf was pure curiosity I tend to judge people as individuals rather than as part f a group and really had curiosity I tend to judge people as individuals rather than as part f a group and really had prior knowledge The Further Mishaps of Charlie Chumpkins of Islam before 911 Since that terrible day a lotf mostly negative statements have been made about Muslim belief and it seemed appropriate to listen to the voice f someone who actually lives that lifeI thoroughly enjoyed this book The author s sense f humor in finding a husband created a story that entertained while *also educating me about the role f women *educating me about the role f women Muslim culture I was hoping she would address the events f 911 and she did I wondered what drove someone to
point where they were willing to their wn life and create destruction around them What kind Our Planet: Our Home of macabre aspiration was that This review is also publishedn my blog here in my Kakoong, Pahlawan Pulau Awan Vol. 8 own words is the underlying premisef Love in a Headscarf It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single practicing devout Muslim woman in possession f intelligence wit and beauty must be in want f a husband who has the same ualities As well as romance Lots Journeys of Frodo: An Atlas of J.R.R.Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings of romanceThe novel is an accountf the author s search for the One through highly structured and family and community riented means She also dwells a great deal n how her faith shaped her search for a partner alongside general discussions about Islam and being Muslim in the westOne reviewer called the book interesting but not uplifting Their view spoilerThat ne star for mentioning tasawwuf and Compassion and Mohamed Habib and the Greatest Women to influence the world during the Prophets times Asiya Khadijah Hajirah Maryum Safura hide spoiler This is a memoir f a British Indian Muslim woman looking for a husbandThe book started with a very juvenile style The author s Islamic reasoning was a little too simplistic like that f a teenager I actually thought the book was excerpts from Shelina s diary when she was 19The book lacks a clear time frame All I know is that it started when Shelina was a college student it mentioned half way through the book that the internet was still new and it was published in 2009Also I nly know the author was 19 at the beginning f the book then she mentioned working and at the end she got marriedAt some point Shelina even seemed to suffer from a uarter life crisis like a 40 year ld man By that I mean that she just went ahead and bought a racing carDisclosing her age and the date would have helped readers relate to her challengesThe scene with the French tourist was so petty for both sides Again I don t know what year that happened but I like to think that in 2013 people are enlightened and Muslims have better reasoning skills I can A Stepdaughter In Heat (Daddy Daughter Sex Stories) only hopeI learned many new things about Indian culture from this book For example biodata I heard about it before but I thought it was just a joke I am surprised to learn that some Indian families are deeply involved in the marriage uestf their daughters I thought nly boys had that privilege since they are the seekers For ver 200 pages the author was lamenting her fate asking uestions raising her wn hopes about love and marriage uestioning herself for a very short time then uickly changing her mind and claiming firmly that no it was not her fault that she d been single for so longIt s nly In the End on the last 10 pages that she brings up how she met thene Except she doesn t go into much details as she did with all the rejected suitors You finish the book and you don t even know how ld her husband is nor what he does for a living I guess we have the right to that information now don t weI also wonder what happened to Noreen and SaraThe very fact that the author spent most f her time and energy n sharing her misfortunes while looking for love and then she said very little about her happiness when she finally found it is very realistic That s how people are everywhere You ll hear all about your friends problems and misery you ll be up to date with all their drama but as soon as things are well they fall ff the face f the earth It s a human thing unfortunatelyI think Shelina is another woman for whom marriage is the end the culmination f her life It s as if her love uest ended with the ne whereas it s supposed to nly start Since the book s title is love in a headscarf it should rather tell the story f life with the ne not end with finding him It should answer some The Age of Treachery of all the uestions Shelina asked as a single girl not just expose her young dreams and hopesA minor detail butne that haunted me during the entire book Who the heck serves guests suitors r not instant coffee with condensed milk r bagged tea This was such a cultural shock for me I did NOT know you could do that Finally I think A British Indian Muslim marriage uest in a headscarf is a appropriate title Read my full review The Catcher in the Rye and Philosophy of Love In A Headscarf at theinspirationtreewordpresscomReading about Shelina s life was a very pleasant experience She began. At the agef thirteen I knew that I was destined to marry John Travolta One day he would arrive n my North London doorstep fall madly in love with me and ask me to marry him Then he would convert to Is. Nt n her Hajj her pilgramage to their sacred Kabaa in Mecca which they call the house Bike Mechanic: Tales from the Road and the Workshop (Rouleur) of their God they all dress in white to remove materialism and individuality so they all stand before Allah as eual spirits They then perform symbolic rituals HmmmmThere was partf the book she spoke about her spiritual journey From blind bedience to actively choosing conversion to following the letter f the law to following the spirit When a Man Loves a Woman of the law after that there was a little journey into mysticism I started feeling a little nervous about that partur LDS Mormon religion discourages delving into the mysteries f God as most assuredly there is much ur human comprehension is not up assuredly there is much Keep From Falling our human comprehension is not up the task and stick to what we have been given as the path back tour Heavenly Father that after all the good works we can do we still stand sinful and must accept the Savior as Catalogue the Insanity our mediator through Grace to gain admittance into Heaven But the I thought about it the I saw the similaritiesf her journey with urs In ur religion after living the spirit Shrek of the law we are most assuredly encouraged to continuen ur spiritual journey ne Look Alikes Jr. of stiriving to be like the Savior and to literally develop a personal relationship with Him This is a deeply personal and intimate spiritual journey that I could euate to that stage in her life Where she discovered LOVE God is LOVE This is a beautiful storyf discovery both self discovery and spiritual discoveryI wanted to end my review with an explanation f my fourstar rating Is the writing such that it s artistic and destined to be a classic in the auto biographical genre No Lively and beautiful at times yes Dry and a little slow sometimes yes But there was ne part Architecture for the Shroud: Relic and Ritual in Turin of the book where she described her grandmother her angel grandmother Her grandmother who married a manf her loving father s choosing who raised 10 faithful children Collecting and Exhibiting Computer-Based Technology: Expert Curation at the Museums of the Smithsonian Institution of herwn and who rises every morning at 3 am for her daily prayer with Allah I felt this woman s spirituality her closeness to God I envied it What a beautiful example This woman was geographically religiously and generationally apart from me and has inspired me to be a better woman A better Mormon A better Daughter He Remembers the Barren of God And to be inspired in such a manner well was rather shocking for me in a good wayps I think Shelina and I were spirit sisters separated at birth I call myself a feminist Mormon housewife in every positive connotationf the word and well I think we may have been cut from the same cloth A highly educated faithful woman who defies cultural traditions to climb Mount Kilimanjaro and become The Early Girl Gets the Blood Wolf onef the most influential Muslim women in British society You go girl One book thousand feelings About soulmate love god religion Islam racism About a Muslim girl who lives in London and tries to find god herself her soulmateand love Throughout the pages she discovers herself and her religion and the meaning Diary of a Library Nerd: An Erotic Diary of One Woman's Metamorphosis of patient in her research Because searching for a husband had distracted her from exploring herwn inner worldThis book what I needed to understand that as a human being my focus should make my spirit blossomOne day maybe if I fell depressed about finding my soulmate The Stonemere Park Breast Essays: From The L.C.T.F. Archives or I give up about life and love I ll return to this book again this book took men a journey i would never have experienced anywhere else it spoke Let the Wolf Howl out my unspeakable troubles calmed my frayed nerves and most importantly it led men a journey to find the The Resistible Rise Of Benito Mussolini one the greatne Almighty Allahi love this book a lot thanks to my friend bilkis begum for recommending it to me xx It was fun to read this Muslim woman s memoir and marvel about the similarities between her dating experiences and the courtship system in my culture The parallels were striking even in small ways The involvement f the entire family the priorities the traditional values the power f the aunties middle aged women who may Blue Guide New York or may not be relatives and mayr may not be nice people who serve as the gatekeepers between the seeking woman and possible guys and must be hud at all costs and Having said that a number f flaws interfered with my enjoyment I wasn t crazy about the writing which I ften found irritatingly sophomoric and distracting Focus was lacking as somewhat repetitive ill fated blind date woe is me memoir sections alternated with didactic and sometimes preachy Islam for dummies sections I suppose both aspects Homesick of the book were arguably necessary but I would have preferred a seamless transition between the two and better editingFinally though reading about the author s reaction to 911 as a Muslim living in London was certainly enlightening I found muchf what she said apologetic and A Criminal Affair one dimensional as she denied any pro violent sentiments in the Koranr in Islam I m sure I m not the most Sangue Derramado objective personn this topic but I found some f what she said difficult to swallow Still a fast and enlightening read I d be curious to hear a shidduch dater s reaction to the book. S she decides to follow the arranged marriage route to finding Mr Right Muslim style Shelina's captivating journey begins as a search for the ne but along the way she also discovers herself and her fait.The Point Where They Were Willing To