Muslim Style

Creative arts in the Islamic world are inspired by the Quran. For architecture and interior motifs, geometric patterns prevail since images of people are forbidden in holy sites. Clothing embraces ideas of modesty and humility. The debate on Islamic attire—either nurturing oppression or fostering empowerment—lingers because many define Muslim fashion by the hijab or burqa.

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Pious Fashion
How Muslim Women Dress
Elizabeth Bucar

Muslim immigrants in American commonly fight two biases. One tied to their faith; the other tied to their national origin. Threading My Prayer Rug is about both. The narrative offers an inside angle on how one family struggled to find their home in the United States, amid a hostile political background. Readers will appreciate the author’s ability to poke fun at herself and her family. Her wisdom highlights a universal message about finding faith in a complex marketplace of ideas


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