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Knowing God

Knowing God

How do women living under Islam relate to God? As a Christian woman who views and understands her religious texts through her own modes of knowing, some would say (individualistic)…

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Say what your longing heart desires

Say what your longing heart desires

Title of Book: Say What Your Longing Heart Desires: Women, Prayer and Poetry in Iran Author: Niloofar Haeri Published: Stanford University Press, 2021 Reviewer: C. Hine How do women seeking…

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How should I respond (not react)?

How should I respond (not react)?

I was new in this large Middle Eastern city, about to embark on a year of study. I was travelling in the women’s carriage of the tram, at a time…

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Women Who Risk

Women Who Risk

Women Who Risk By Tom and JoAnn Doyle, with Greg Webster W Publishing Group (Thomas Nelson) 2021 Reviewed by Moyra Dale   This book tells the stories of eight Middle…

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Who do I think you are?

Who do I think you are?

A Muslim. A woman. A Muslim woman. A refugee. A migrant. An Arab. An Asian. Lost. Needy. Among those I am called to. My ministry target group. My neighbour. My…

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Complex needs, transforming spaces

Complex needs, transforming spaces

She was caught in the act of adultery, at least that is what those said who dragged her out into a public place and demanded she be treated according to…

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Are there other messages I am giving?

Are there other messages I am giving?

 The hand crafted silver jewellery was attractive, they caught my eye. I would like a pair of silver earrings to remind me of my time in Egypt. Which pair should…

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Excellent Daughters: The Secret Lives of Young Women Who are Transforming the Arab World

Excellent Daughters: The Secret Lives of Young Women Who are Transforming the Arab World

Title: Excellent Daughters: The Secret Lives of Young Women Who Are Transforming the Arab World Author: Katherine Zoepf Publisher: Penguin Random House LLC (2016) Reviewer: C. Hine Excellent daughters is,…

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The Making of a Salafi Muslim Woman: Paths to Conversion

The Making of a Salafi Muslim Woman: Paths to Conversion

Title: The Making of a Salafi Muslim Woman: Paths to Conversion Author: Anabel Inge Publisher: Oxford University Press, 2017 Reviewer: C. Hine Anabel Inge has spent a long period of…

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