Love in A Headscarf

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.

Publisher: Boston, Mass. : Beacon Press, 2010
ISBN: 9780807000809
0807000809
Branch Call Number: 297.5676 JANMO JANMO

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hajia
Sep 28, 2013

The book should have been called "British Indian Muslim in headscarf". To actually enjoy the book, you have to be able to plough through the following: her woe is me attitude, there is nothing wrong with me, looking for myself, etc. If you were ever thinking of converting to Islam, she does a very good insight into the religion. I could not be bothered to finish the book.

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