Love in a Headscarf by Shelina Janmohamed

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When Shelina Janmohamed, an Oxford-educated Muslim living in the bubbling ethnic mix of North London, opted for the traditional “arranged” route to finding a partner, she never suspected it would be the journey of her life.
Through ten long years of matchmaking buxom aunties, countless mismatches, and outrageous dating disasters, Shelina discovers more about herself and her faith. Along the way, she learns that sometimes being true to her religion means challenging tradition, while readers learn much about Islam that may surprise them. 


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Shelina Zahra Janmohamed is an influential commentator on British Islam: a columnist for EMEL magazine, a regular contributor to the Guardian and the BBC, and author of the award-winning blog, Spirit21. Named one of the UK’s hundred most influential Muslim women by the Times of London, Janmohamed lives in London.
Published October 12, 2010 by Beacon Press. 273 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Religion & Spirituality, Self Help, Parenting & Relationships, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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A sweetly self-deprecating account of enduring the arranged-marriage mill in London's South Asian Muslim community.

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The men she was left alone with either declared undying love or .

Mar 27 2009 | Read Full Review of Love in a Headscarf

Suite 101

Love in a headscarf is a delightful chick-lit memoir of a young British Muslim woman seeking "the One".

Jun 06 2010 | Read Full Review of Love in a Headscarf


On the contrary, it serves as a Dummy’s Guide to Islam at a time when Muslims have more than their share of bad press, explaining with engaging ease how the spiritual life of a Muslim revolves around the rituals of worship.

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