Princeton and Oxford: Princeton University Press, ISBN , pp. Constructing a self that is simultaneously Muslim and American, pious and cool, creates tensions these adolescents resist and adapt to in their coming of age. Hip hop is both a way to gain acceptance and make connections with a broader American community of Muslims; it is actively adopted in creative ways by the Legendz to develop their own in-group Muslim American identity. By referring to this song and its content, one of the boys evokes a symbolic distance between himself and the orthodox Islamic behavior, suggesting that he and his friends are familiar with such songs, lyrics and behaviors within the space of the City Mosque.
What it means to be a teen Muslim girl in America
Why and When Do Muslim Girls Wear the Hijab?
Four weeks before the release of her debut novel, author Sabina Khan tweeted she hadn't been sure anyone would read her story when she first began writing. But Rukhsana also has a secret, which is that she has been covertly been dating her classmate Ariana for months. Khan said she was largely inspired by the experiences of one of her daughters, who came out as queer when she was 17, and the reaction from their community. While talking to her daughter and her friends in the LGBT community about their experiences, Khan noticed that many of them struggled with coming out to their parents for fear of how they would react. Nobody knows. I have to live in this secret way. Like the fictional Rukhsana, coming out to their families is a major concern for many Muslim American teens.
Being a Muslim girl in America
The hijab is a veil worn by some Muslim women in Muslim countries where the main religion is Islam , but also in the Muslim diaspora, countries where Muslim people are minority populations. Wearing or not wearing a hijab is part religion, part culture, part political statement, even part fashion, and most of the time it is a personal choice made by a woman based on the intersection of all four. Wearing a hijab -type veil was once practiced by Christian, Jewish, and Muslim women, but today it is primarily associated with Muslims, and it is one of the most visible signs of a person's being a Muslim. The hijab is only one type of veil used by Muslim women today and in the past. There are many different types of veils, depending on customs, interpretation of the literature, ethnicity, geographic location, and political system.
Posted by kirsten curiouscity. These teens represent the tremendous diversity within the American Muslim community, and their book, like them, contains multitudes. Bilal writes about being a Muslim musician.