Who doesn’t enjoy reading and talking about what it feels like to fall in love, how dating is viewed in different cultures, how cultural perceptions of premarital sex shape the choices young American women make and so on, especially as these topics relate to Muslim women? Well, on May 19th, a crowd of twenty-five women from all over the DC Metro area met at the Chevy Chase Neighborhood Library to talk about the book that has finally broken the silence on topics that were, until now, considered taboo in many Muslim communities. ‘Love, InshAllah’, a collection of essays compiled by Nura Maznavi and Ayesha Mattu, has finally allowed Muslim American women to tell their stories of romance, sex, sexuality and, above all, the search for love, in their own words.

Link to website: Love, Sex and Muslim Women