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Generally a book that should be read.
This book is well worth the read for anyone seeking to better understand religion in the modern world, Islam, or women's struggle of self-definition the world-around.
Sorry, I can't see this woman as a role model, nor do I buy her attempt to be Hajar, or justify her choices and behavior by comparing it to Hajar.
Do not be misled by the title of Standing Alone in Mecca . . . because it speaks not about Islam or even religion but for the eternal human search for liberty, fairness and... Read morePublished 8 months ago by NV
This is something everyone should read, no question. Nomani has such a gift for opening the hearts of her readers unbeknownst to them. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Taylor Hastings
This book contains a very complete description of the haji (pilgrimage) plus lots of andedotal stories of modern day Muslim life in America. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Jodi Root
Every American should read this. It will help open our eyes to face the struggle our country faces. We need to be more aware!Published 19 months ago by Barbara Amato
the book is poorly writen. fight of ideas. can not keep focus. waste of time to read it. I would rather stick with Harry potter.Published on June 16, 2012 by Adnan Alghadban
Very interesting personal account and insight of a single, Muslim mother in a world that is far different from that in America. Read morePublished on May 8, 2012 by Bob Murray
In the introduction you write your 'infant son was living proof of your zina (sex out of wedlock)'? how was it living proof? Read morePublished on December 25, 2011 by A Customer
Both an educational and interesting book about women's rights in Islam. After reading this book alone, I am now equipped with enough knowledge to return to my own local Mosque. Read morePublished on April 8, 2011 by saabusha
(review previously written, based on reading ARC)
Journalist Asra Nomani is a woman of much complexity-she is a single mom, a career woman and an American Muslim. Read more