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Muslim Girl

Amani Al-Khatahtbeh

5 mins

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A memoir of the life and struggles of a young Muslim woman in the wake of 9/11, during the following 'war on terror,' and in an ongoing era of rampant Islamophobia.


Muslim Girl

Muslim Girl

by Amani Al-Khatahtbeh


Amani Al-Khatahtbeh is the founder and editor-in-chief of, the number one Muslim women's blog in the United States. Through her book Muslim Girl: A Coming of Age, Al-Khatahtbeh provides commentary on socio-political issues pertaining to Islam, feminism, and the state of the Arab world.

From the Islamophobia that she faced every day as a child, to reclaiming her Muslim identity through wearing a hijab, Al-Khatahtbeh shares a series of anecdotes that marked her development into the adult she is today.

Al-Khatahtbeh's perspective is at the intersection of many identities and provides a necessary counterpoint to the mainstream rhetoric of Muslim women being radicalized or oppressed. In this book, Al-Khatahtbeh takes power over her own narrative through emotional stories that debunk the pervasive myth of the submissive and weak Muslim woman.

Favorite quote

My Islamic faith taught me that if you can't change something with your hands, change it with your tongue, and if you can't change it with your tongue, then desire to change it in your heart.

- Amani Al-Khatahtbeh

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