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Nomani, Asra Q.

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Standing alone in Mecca : an American woman's struggle for the soul of Islam by Asra Q Nomani( Book )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and Dutch and held by 1,003 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As President Bush is preparing to invade Iraq, Wall Street Journal correspondent Asra Nomani embarks on a dangerous journey from Middle America to the Middle East to join more than two million fellow Muslims on the hajj, the pilgrimage to Mecca required of all Muslims once in their lifetime. Mecca is Islam's most sacred city and strictly off limits to non-Muslims. On a journey perilous enough for any American reporter, Nomani is determined to take along her infant son, Shibli---living proof that she, an unmarried Muslim woman, is guilty of zina, or "illegal sex." If she is found out, the puritanical Islamic law of the Wahabbis in Saudi Arabia may mete out terrifying punishment. But Nomani discovers she is not alone. She is following in the four-thousand-year-old footsteps of another single mother, Hajar (known in the West as Hagar), the original pilgrim to Mecca and mother of the Islamic nation. Nomani shows how many of the freedoms enjoyed centuries ago have been erased by the conservative version of Islam practiced today, giving the West a false image of Muslim women as veiled and isolated from the world. Standing Alone in Mecca is a personal narrative, relating the modern-day lives of the author and other Muslim women to the lives of those who came before, bringing the changing face of women in Islam into focus through the unique lens of the hajj. Interweaving reportage, political analysis, cultural history, and spiritual travelogue, this is a modern woman's jihad, offering for Westerners a look inside the heart of Islam and the emerging role of Muslim women
Rights & wrongs : the story of women in Islam by Corine Huq( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For centuries the Qu'ran has been interpreted by men to suppress women, but in fact when it was written it represented an enlightened approach to women. Renowned Muslim feminist scholars and journalists, including Asra Q. Nomani, Mona Eltahawy, Azadeh Moaveni, Dr. Amina Wadud, Dr. Khaled Abou El Fadl and Asma Gull Hasan, detail how from early on very different understandings of the Qu'ran lead to vastly different translations, with enormous repercussions for women living in different Islamic societies around the world. The film alternates between the history of Mohammad and his women, and issues facing women in Islam today--from wearing of the veil, to praying in the mosque, and attitudes towards domestic violence and honor killings
Tantrika : traveling the road of divine love by Asra Q Nomani( Book )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nomani's journey begins with an assignment from her editor at the Wall Street Journal to write a piece on "America's hottest new fad, " Tantra. While it is popularly conceived as an ancient form of yoga or as "sacred sex, " the author's Muslim parents warn her it is a cult of black magic. In her search for the full story, Nomani travels from Santa Cruz to the feet of the Dalai Lama in Northern India, from meditation caves in Thailand to the caves of Muslim extremists in Pakistan. Ultimately, Nomani's journey is one of self-discovery, of reconciling her Hindu background and Muslim upbringing, and of the newfound path of the divine within herself and all women -- all "tantrikas."
The mosque in Morgantown( Visual )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Muslim writer and activisit Asra Nomani returns to her hometown mosque in West Virginia, she believes she sees signs of trouble: exclusion of women, intolerance toward nonbelievers, suspicion of the West. Her resulting campaign for change alienates would-be allies in the mosque, leading many to wonder who most deserves the label of "extremist." It isn't long before members put forward a petition to expel her from the Islamic Center of Morgantown. As Asra takes an increasingly different path from the community’s moderates - marching on the mosque, posting a manifesto on its door, storming out of a community meeting and challenging a visiting sheik about domestic violence - the film provides a rare look at the real controversies that divide a Muslim community
War, media, and propaganda : a global perspective( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This timely book presents a multifaceted look at war, media, and propaganda from international perspectives. Focusing on the media's role in global conflicts, prominent authors, journalists, scholars, and researchers provide an insightful overview of the impact of globalization on media practices. They explore war coverage, propaganda techniques, public opinion, and the effects of media globalization on human affairs and communication, as well as the cultural-political implications for the United States and other countries around the world
Milestones for a spiritual jihad : toward an Islam of grace by Asra Q Nomani( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Essay three in the Fetzer Institute's "Essays on Exploring a Global Dream," discussing the efforts of Islam to "reclaim the principles of social justice, women's rights, pluralism, and tolerance with which Islam was born." --Amazon.com
This house believes that Muslim women should be free to marry anyone they choose( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The male-dominated Arab world was given a sharp warning by Qatar's Doha Debates that Muslim women expect greater freedom in choosing a husband. In an often impassioned debate Asra Nomani, Bombay-born American author and journalist, said she wanted Muslim women to be able to exercise their basic human right to freedom of choice. Speaking from her own experience of a loveless marriage she accepted because she didn't believe she had choice, she said Muslim women needed to 'know the suffering, the loneliness, the lovelessness that often comes out of marriages where women cannot make their own choices ... and their spirit is broken'. Ms. Nomani refuted arguments that Muslim families should decide what was in the best interests of young women. She said families should 'offer unconditional love and allow people to make free choices. Muhammad Habash, a Muslim cleric and member of the Syrian Parliament, who joined her in supporting the motion, said it was wrong to interpret the Koran as advocating the subjugation of women. Speaking against the motion Thuraya Al Arrayed, a Saudi writer, columnist and member of the advisory board of the Arab Thought Foundation, argued that freedom was a 'beautiful concept' with 'hazy and sometimes conflicting definitions'. She believed that marriage was too important a decision to leave up to the emotions of inexperienced young people. She said it was ultimately too important to be decided by two young people because of the impact it has on others, most of all on children. Yasir Qadhi, an American Muslim cleric speaking against the motion, suggested that if the debate was merely about granting 'greater freedom' for women he would support it. But because it appeared to be about giving them 'unconditional rights' he had to oppose it since Islamic law forbade Muslim women from marrying a non-Muslim man as well as other women
Standing alone : an American woman's struggle for the soul of Islam by Asra Q Nomani( Book )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As President Bush is preparing to invade Iraq, Wall Street Journal correspondent Asra Nomani embarks on a dangerous journey from Middle America to the Middle East to join more than two million fellow Muslims on the hajj, the pilgrimage to Mecca required of all Muslims once in their lifetime. Mecca is Islam's most sacred city and strictly off limits to non-Muslims. On a journey perilous enough for any American reporter, Nomani is determined to take along her infant son, Shibli-living proof that she, an unmarried Muslim woman, is guilty of zina, or "illegal sex." If she is found out, the puritanical Islamic law of the Wahabbis in Saudi Arabia may mete out terrifying punishment. But Nomani discovers she is not alone. She is following in the four-thousand-year-old footsteps of another single mother, Hajar (known in the West as Hagar), the original pilgrim to Mecca and mother of the Islamic nation. Each day of her hajj evokes for Nomani the history of a different Muslim matriarch: Eve, from whom she learns about sin and redemption; Hajar, the single mother abandoned in the desert who teaches her about courage; Khadijah, the first benefactor of Islam and trailblazer for a Muslim woman's right to self-determination; and Aisha, the favorite wife of the Prophet Muhammad and Islam's first female theologian. Inspired by these heroic Muslim women, Nomani returns to America to confront the sexism and intolerance in her local mosque and to fight for the rights of modern Muslim women who are tired of standing alone against the repressive rules and regulations imposed by reactionary fundamentalists. Nomani shows how many of the freedoms enjoyed centuries ago have been erased by the conservative brand of Islam practiced today, giving the West a false image of Muslim women as veiled and isolated from the world. Standing Alone in Mecca is a personal narrative, relating the modern-day lives of the author and other Muslim women to the lives of those who came before, bringing the changing face of women in Islam into focus through the unique lens of the hajj. Interweaving reportage, political analysis, cultural history, and spiritual travelogue, this is a modern woman's jihad, offering for Westerners a never-before-seen look inside the heart of Islam and the emerging role of Muslim women
The truth left behind : inside the kidnapping and murder of Daniel Pearl by Peer Experience and Reflective Learning (Program)( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Daniel Pearl case is a window into several serious issues that have relevance today to U.S. foreign policy and America's war in Afghanistan: the emergence of a "Punjabi Taliban," made up of militants from the Pakistani province of Punjab; the role of Karachi, Pakistan's largest city, as a safe haven for militants; and the nexus between the Pakistani militancy and Al Qaeda. The case also offers important lessons related to problems with rule of law in Pakistan
Examining Islam( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Sheds light on issues ranging from Islamist extremism to Islamic religious observance
U.S. airports should use racial and religious profiling : think twice( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Debate with a panel of six experts arguing for or against the formal proposition, "U.S. airports should use racial and religious profiling."
Fare warning : how airlines trade price plans by Asra Q Nomani( )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Islam is dominated by radicals( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Standing alone in Mecca : an American woman's struggle for the soul of Islam
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Tantrika : traveling the road of divine loveStanding alone : an American woman's struggle for the soul of Islam
Alternative Names
Asra Nomani American journalist

Asra Nomani amerikansk journalist

Asra Nomani giornalista e saggista indiana

Asra Nomani Indiaas journaliste

Asra Nomani journaliste américaine

Asra Nomani periodista y autora indo-estadounidense

Nomani, Asra 1965-

Nomani, Asra Q.

Nomani, Asra Quratulain 1965-

إسراء نعماني صحفية أمريكية

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Languages
English (44)

Dutch (2)

French (2)