Friday, August 1, 2008

Women and Islam

Read about one woman's journey toward Islam in "Islam Took Me By Surprise" by Na'ima B Robert, as presented in the Tehran Times.

"It is often assumed that there is a Muslim man in the background, pulling the strings, offering marriage and family if she agrees to become a Muslim. Another explanation is that she has been brainwashed by a group of religious zealots and just needs time and patience to grow out of this “phase”. Other explanations include a desire to rebel against family and society, to make a political statement, to opt out of normal life, or simply cry out for attention. But I did not become Muslim for any of these reasons."

And so Na'ima takes us on her journey of self-discovery and her acceptance of Islam.

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