Never met a Muslim? Now you can meet 47

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Never met a Muslim? Now you can meet 47 in our two groundbreaking anthologies acclaimed by media worldwide:

Love, InshAllah: the Secret Love Lives of American Muslim Womenand

Salaam, Love: American Muslim Men on Love, Sex, & Intimacy.

Meet our 47 fantastic contributors here, and hundreds more who wrote diverse, divergent & provocative pieces for our site for four years after the books were published, below.

Would you like us to talk to your class, MSA, book club, interfaith group, etc.? Contact us here.

Stay tuned for an exciting new project launching in 2017, inshAllah!

Until then – keep sharing your stories. Your voice matters.


Fashion Fighting Famine

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Anaheim: Love InshAllah & Salaam Love editor Ayesha Mattu will be speaking on the #ChallengeBeauty panel at the Fashion Fighting Famine show on Saturday. Hope to see you there in support of a great cause!


Thank you, LA!

We had a fabulous reading of Salaam, Love at the historic Eso Won Books in LA last night. Thank you so much to all those who braved the 60 degree California winter weather to join us. 🙂 A special thank you to our MC for the evening, Love InshAllah contributor Tanzila Ahmed!

Salaam Love writers & editors (L to R): Nura Maznavi, Ibrahim Al-Marashi, Zain Omar, Ramy Eletreby, Ayesha Mattu

Salaam Love writers & editors (L to R): Nura Maznavi, Ibrahim Al-Marashi, Zain Omar, Ramy Eletreby, Ayesha Mattu

Check out more pictures from the event, here.

Next up – Boston! View our full book tour schedule, here.


Thank you, San Francisco!

A huge thank you to our San Francisco readers who ventured out in the rain last night to our SOLD OUT launch party for Salaam, Love! We’re incredibly grateful for your love, support, and wonderful discussion. A special thank you to our MC for the evening, Zahra Noorbaksh, and to the California Institute of Integral Studies for hosting the event.

Salaam, Love editors & writers (L to R): Nura Maznavi, Sam Pierstorff, Stephen Leeper, Mohammed Shamma, Ramy Eletreby, and Ayesha Mattu

Salaam, Love editors & writers (L to R): Nura Maznavi, Sam Pierstorff, Stephen Leeper, Mohammed Shamma, Ramy Eletreby, and Ayesha Mattu

Check out more pictures from our event on our Facebook page, here.

Next up – Los Angeles! View our full book tour schedule, here.


A Love Story: From Strangers to Family

A beautiful video profile of “Love, InshAllah” editor Ayesha Mattu & her husband Randy Nasson, who was also yesterday’s “Salaam, Love” featured contributor.

Video credit and gratitude to Women of Spirit & Faith, Peabody Award-winning filmmaker Alison Fast and documentary filmmaker Chandler Griffin!


What We Think Is Truly Pinup-Worthy

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Love, InshAllah & Salaam, Love editor Ayesha Mattu had a fun and wide-ranging conversation today with HuffPostLive’s Yasmine Hafiz, Alyona Minkovski, and Ahmed Shihab-Eldin (aka, “Mr. May”, pictured above) on shifting & complicating the narrative about American Muslims and what REALLY makes a person hot & pinup-worthy.

Thanks to all of our wonderful readers who joined the conversation! If you missed it, catch it online, here.


A Love Letter to Muslim Fathers

‘Love InshAllah‘ editor Ayesha Mattu writes a love letter to Muslim fathers on Father’s Day. Originally published by The Huffington Post.

For every stereotype about Muslim women, there are as many about Muslim men.

Muslim men are boxed in between the angry terrorist and rampaging, honor killing father with no space in between for nuance or celebration. And yet, there is a disconnect between these extreme depictions of Muslim men and what I — and most other American Muslim women I know — have experienced directly.

All of my life, Muslim men — from my father to my uncles, from my cousins to my friends — are the ones who have nurtured, supported and protected me. They’ve cheered every success, inspired me to push higher with my personal and professional ambitions, and believed in me even when — especially when — I did not believe in myself.

I’m married to an utterly irresistible Muslim man who makes me laugh, respects and cherishes me as an equal partner. I’m the mother of a Muslim son whom we are raising with the Islamic values that will make him a strong advocate of women’s rights, just like his father and the other Muslim men in my life.

So this Father’s Day, I’m writing a love letter to Muslim fathers.

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