Title: Islam Our Choice : Portraits of Modern American Muslim Women
Author: Debra L. Dirks, Stephanie Parlove
Publisher: Amana Publications
Binding: Paperback, 298 pages
Six natural-born American women from different walks of life share their life stories. After conversion these women get united in a special way as sisters-in-Islam. Throughout this book they share their first personal accounts of how they traveled en route to embracing Islam.
What the authors... share with other modern women in America is immense, and cannot be easily overstated... However, despite all the things that we share with our fellow Americans who are non-Muslims, what we have come to share with our worldwide sisters-in-Islam is especially sweet and appealing. While each of us remains an American, we are Americans who have joined a very special and caring sisterhood that transcends biological inheritance, personal genetics, ethnicity, race, and socioeconomic status. We have come to understand and to love the fact that what is important is individual righteousness, not superfluous considerations of language, skin color, ethnicity, etc." Debra L. Dirks.