Love, InshAllah book coverMATTU-SalaamLove

Romance, dating, sex and – Muslims? What started with two groundbreaking anthologies, is now the premere literary site for Muslim women’s stories in our own words.

“[P]ortraits of private lives that expose a group in some cases kept literally veiled, yet that also illustrate that American Muslim women grapple with universal issues.” – New York Times

For everyone [Salaam, Love] will be an insightful, thoroughly charming read.” – Publishers Weekly

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  1. […] read more reviews and interviews with the writers, or to find future book-signing events, visit the Love, InshAllah website HERE. Advertisement GA_googleAddAttr("AdOpt", "1"); GA_googleAddAttr("Origin", "other"); […]

  2. […] you’re looking for a good read this valentine’s day check out love, inshallah, a book about intimacy, romance and dating from the perspectives of muslim women in america.  […]

  3. […] Sol was one of the 25 contributors to the book Love, InshAllah a ground breaking collection of work written by—and about—Muslim women. Released on Valentines Day 2012, the writers speak “openly for the first time about love, relationships, sexuality, gender, identity, homophobia, and racism,” according to the website.  […]

  4. […] to me on the train, chugging along the Chunnel, admiring yet another pink-clad person, and reading this interesting collection of narratives. Gare Du Nord station arrived soon enough, and there I went, hopping off the train, into a taxi and […]

  5. […] Love, InshAllah: The Secret Love Lives of American Muslim Women Edited by Ayesha Mattu and Nura Maznavi […]

  6. […] their congregations to not hide, but to educate. There have been a variety of books, like "Love, InshAllah," and the "I Speak for Myself"  series, that express a variety of experiences of […]

  7. […] creator Ayesha Mattu and editor of the forthcoming book Salaam, Love: American Muslim Men on Love, Sex & Intimacy joined HuffPost Live hosts Alyona Minkovski and Ahmed Shihab- Eldin (he also happens to be […]

  8. […] Love InshAllah: The Secret Lives of American Muslim Women recently released a second anthology, Salaam, Love: American Muslim Men on Love, Sex, and Intimacy. They are both relatively quick, easy reads that are boundlessly insightful. The books’ […]

  9. […] Love, InshAllah, edited by Ayesha Mattu and Nura Masnavi,  was initially published two years ago, I was thrilled. […]

  10. […] excerpt from Moghul’s piece is the crux of Ayesha Mattu and Nura Maznavi’s edited volume, Salaam Love: American Muslim Men on Love, Sex, and Intimacy. It captures the Muslim dilemma about love and sex outside marriage, considered haram or forbidden. […]

  11. […] I couldn’t think of a better venue for reading my story “Echoes” than the sunny and warm Northern California wine country.  It was held at Santa Rosa Junior College as part of their Fall 2014 Arts & Lectures Series.  Thanks to all the students, faculty, staff and community for coming out, listening and asking very engaging questions.  For more information about the book and the other amazing stories, check out the Love Inshallah website. […]


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