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Review—The Rohingya Crisis: A People Facing Extinction by Muhammad Abdul Bari

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A concise and informative history of the Rohingya, an evidence-based denunciation of Myanmar’s ethnic cleansing campaign, and an impassioned plea for recognition and human rights for the Rohingya. 

Before reading this book, I knew little more about the Rohingya than that something awful was happening to them and that it had to do with Myanmar, wherever that is. I should be ashamed of myself, I know.

Instead of relieving my shame, this book has increased it. I am ashamed of what some of humanity is capable of doing, and what the rest of humanity is content to allow to happen.

This 69-page book offers a concise and informative introduction to the ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya by the state of  Myanmar. Since August of last year, more than 10,000 Rohingya have been killed, and more than half a million people have fled across the border to Bangladesh. Even more disturbing than…

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Book Review—A Treasury of Ghazali by Mustafa Abu Sway

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9781847740816_FCA Treasury of Ghazali is a beautiful collection of quotations by Imam al-Ghazali with commentary by Mustafa Abu Sway. The tiny, digestible chapters are each based on one quote of the Imam: the original Arabic, an English translation, and a commentary by the author. Meant to be read in small doses, the quotes cover spiritual topics like sincerity in intention, happiness, patience against sin, and detachment from the dunya (worldly life).

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Jasmine Falling now available in Jerusalem Bookstores

Educational Bookstore, Salahaddin Street, Jerusalem. Voted as the 18th top attraction to do in Jerusalem, Educational Bookstore is located in Salahaddin Street, Jerusalem. Follow the bookstore or subscribe here to keep up to date with Shereen's events. For more information about... Continue Reading →

Literary Evening at the El-Hakwati Theatre, Palestine

"Being part of the art and literature scene in Jerusalem, Palestine has been a rewarding, insightful experience. The El-Hakawati Theatre was a perfect location and it was an amazing experience to discuss the book with Jerusalem's literary elite and to... Continue Reading →

To celebrate the Palestinian Book Tour, Jasmine Falling is on sale now for $0.99

The Palestinian Book Tour begins next week with author, Shereen Malherbe returning to Palestine since the publication of her debut novel. To celebrate the author's return, Jasmine Falling e-book is now on sale (in all territories) for $0.99. Join the other 792... Continue Reading →

Friday Features via MMW

Friday Features I had to share with you all since my home town of Leicester is featured in MMW's news! For more Muslimah news, follow MMW to stay up to date. Things to Know About! Muslim women from Leicester  have... Continue Reading →

Roundtable on Spiritual Abuse and Gendered Violence: We Believe You

Reposted from Muslimah Media Watch   Trigger warning: gender-based violence, spiritual abuse, victim-blaming, misogyny On September 23, 2017, Omer M. Mozaffar published a Facebook post in which he wrote about “predatory behavior” on the part of Nouman Ali Khan, a... Continue Reading →

Roundtable: Rohingya Muslim Genocide

Muslimah Media WatchTrigger and Content Warning: Colonial Violence, Racism, Anti-Blackness, Anti-Indigeneity, Gender-based Violence, Militarized Violence, Islamophobia, anti-Refugee Rhetoric. In the past year Rohingya Muslims have been constantly featured by Western media outlets, particularly as their persecution in Burma/Myanmar has been... Continue Reading →

A Summary of Several Unsurprising Reports on Islamophobia in the UK and US

Muslimah Media WatchRecently, The Independent reported on a study finding that discrimination in the job market adversely affects employment prospects for young Muslims. The Independent reports on the study as if the information is new, but three years ago Roger... Continue Reading →

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