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Review: The Muslimah Speaks: Her Voice, Her Spirit

Title: The Muslimah Speaks: Her Voice, Her Spirit

Author: Collected Poetry by Muslim Women, edited by Janette Grant and Elizabeth Lymer

Publisher: Mindworks Publishing, April 12, 2014

Book Description:
The Muslimah Speaks: Her Voice, Her Spirit Volume I is an anthology collection featuring original poetry by Muslim women writers and accentuated by excerpts of the hadith of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and scriptures of the Holy Quran and Holy Bible. Too often than not, it is instilled in women from a very young age through the interactions that they have with others and by the images that they are bombarded with daily, that their voices are not as important as men's. It is our intention to highlight the voices of Muslim women while showcasing the connection between them and the faithful women of the Abrahamic scriptures and among the female companions of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).

Review:

The Muslimah Speaks is a diverse collection of poetry filled with strong and powerful voices of women largely unseen and ignored.

There is so much emotion and soul written into the lines of each poem that it was really hard for me to choose which one I liked the best but there were a few that really touched me because I was able to connect personally with the emotion and experience of the poem.

With such a wide range of themes and topics, there is something for everyone. I don't think anyone will be able to walk away from this collection without at least one poem touching their heart and soul.


You may purchase this book on Amazon or Mindworks Publishing.

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