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Daughters of Another Path: Experiences of American Women Choosing Islam

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This book examines the rapid growth of Islam in America. Daughter of Another Path reveals some of the reason and thought process that led these daughters into a new journey in their spiritual life,
Paperback, 215 pages
Published December 1st 1995 by Yawna Pubns
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Carla
May 03, 2009 Carla rated it it was amazing
Shelves: islamic, favorites
I read this book when I first started looking into Islam, and it was a great book in that it gave perspectives of women who became Muslim and the challenges they faced. It helped to prepare me for the challenges I faced as I went through the process. Anyone thinking of becoming Muslim should read this, and also the families of new Muslims because it helps them to understand their family member's decision just a little more.
Lisa
Aug 09, 2012 Lisa rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed reading Daughters of Another Path. I liked the format of this book and I learned a lot from the many different women presented. I love to read, but I am not the fastest reader, however, I was able to finish this book in a few days. I understood a lot of what the women were saying and I felt for them and their families. These women know a lot about Islam and that is one of the main objectives of why this book was put together: to show America and the rest of the world that many M ...more
Fay
I read this so long ago now and I really wish the book was updated or just completely rewritten and expanded. Perhaps the author could go back and re-interview the women she interviewed the first time and then add to it a whole slew of other Muslim women. I feel it would be even more interesting to see answers from women who converted before AND after 9/11 and how it affected them or still affects them in their dealings with families and non Muslims in their communities etc. I also think the que ...more
Sebah Al-Ali
Mar 07, 2010 Sebah Al-Ali rated it really liked it
كاتبة نصرانية / تدعو للنصرانية .. أسلمت ابنتها بعد زواجها من مسلم . هذا ما كنت أعرفه من غلاف الكتاب حين استعرته من المكتبة . تطلعت كثيرا لقراءته لأني لم يسبق لي أن أسمع قصة إسلام أي من الأخوات من وجهة نظر آبائهم / أمهاتهم ، إطلاعي محصور على قصصهن من وجهة نظرهن -أي من أسلمن.

اممم ، وجدت شيئا مختلفا ، نوعا ما . الكاتبة أرسلت استبيانات للمسلمات الأمريكيات تسأل عن ظروف إسلامهن و تقبل محيطاتهن ، و بالتالي ، في كل فصل تستعرض جانب من جوانب رحلة المسلمات بشكل عام . تبدأ الفصل بتجربتها مع ابنتها ، ثم تتن
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Rod
Aug 31, 2015 Rod rated it liked it
Shelves: apologetics, islam
An interesting book. I think alot of information was left out. I got the impression that the Author (A Christian Mother) knew very little about Christian theology and apologetics - or anything seriously religious for that matter.
I learned from these women that Rules are what guides them. None of them seemed to have a vast knowledge of Islam. I would like to know how these women would respond if one of their children choose to follow a different path (like Homosexuality or being a rock musician?
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Brooke
Mar 10, 2012 Brooke added it
Read this book nearly a decade ago and thoroughly enjoyed. It is often heralded as an excellent book to share with non-Muslims family members, so check it out.
Ammena
Apr 09, 2012 Ammena rated it it was amazing
I have owned this book twice now, the first time it went missing Allahu alim :) but I loved it both times, so insightful from the side of the mother
أفنان المحيسن
*المثير في هذا الكتاب أنه مؤلفته غير مسلمة, بل ونصرانية ومتدينة جدا..!
والأكثر إثارة أنها لا تريد من هذا الكتاب أن تذكر أسباب إسلام الأمريكيات لينتبه إليها الآباء ويحموا بناتهن عنها ـ مثلا ـ
بل لكي يتقبل الأمريكيون إسلام بناتهن لو حدث هذا, فالإسلام ليس سيئا كما تصوره وسائل الإعلام الأمريكية..!

قصة الكتاب:
ألفت (كارول ل. أنوى) الكتاب بعد 14 سنة من إسلام ابتنها (جودي), وكانت قد تألمت كثيرا, وغضبت بشدة, وأصيبت بالإحباط الشديد يوم أن أخبرتها ابنتها بذلك,
ومع مرور الزمن ومحاولة الطرفين في إقامة علاقة جي
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Jules Wolfers
Aug 28, 2015 Jules Wolfers rated it it was amazing
I consider this book a very profound one, encouraging readers to look with open eyes, on a phenomenon which is repeatedly misunderstood (and feared), only to realize that we all are alike. Empathy is immediately observed throughout each page- while exposing stereotyping that had been prompted by media and fear.

I know there are folks who are against the religion/lifestyle, but who are we then to decide what is wrong or right if it causes NO harm to individuals practicing their religion without p
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Sarah Samir
Sep 02, 2011 Sarah Samir rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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كتاب سر اسلام الأمريكيات هو ترجمه لكتاب (Daughters of Another Path)
للباحثه الكهنوتيه المسيحيه كارول ل. أنوى تعريف المؤلف يحمل الكتاب نحو 10 فصول تتحدث فيها الكاتبه عن أسباب دخول كثير من النساء الأمريكيات الى الاسلام وكيفيه التحول من المسيحيه الى الاسلام وممارسه الحياه الاسلاميه بمبادئها وشرائعها وتنشئه الأطفال مسلمون فى ظل المجتمع الأمريكى وتحدثت أيضا عن تجربتها مع ابنتها جودى والتى تزوجت من شاب مسلم ايرانى وكيفيه تقبل الأسره فكره اتباطها بشب مسلم وأيضا كيفيه تقبلهم فيما بعد فكره اسلام الابنه جو
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Laylah
Nov 04, 2008 Laylah rated it it was amazing
Shelves: muslimah-study
Hi,

I read this book around a year back and found it quite good actually, it was nice to read a book from the perspective of the converts parent who described all the fears she had with her daughters change in life style and faith. I was really interested in seeing what the mother thought about her daughters change in religion being a convert myself, she expressed some of the standard worries or perceptions of Islam of oppression etc...all in all it was a good book I really enjoyed it.



Shannen
Mar 23, 2009 Shannen rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: any Muslim convert or family member of a convert
I liked the writing style of this book and how it was more into telling the story than just displaying facts. This isn't a book where you are going to learn about Islam as much as convert's experiences and their families reactions. I really enjoyed how it went into how the attitudes changed over time.
Tiffany
Apr 17, 2007 Tiffany rated it really liked it
Great book written by a Christian mother who's daughter converted to Islam. Talks about how she overcame certain stereotypes with the religion and how her relationship has grown with her daughter and her daughter's family. Great read!!!!
Amanda Jaczkowski
Feb 13, 2016 Amanda Jaczkowski rated it really liked it
A well written and thoughtful examination of female converts as they have different experiences with their families who are acknowledging, accepting, or disowning them based on their decision to convert to Islam. The mother who wrote this book started based on her and her daughter's relationship, and did a survey of other women across the country.

I probably would give this 5 stars if it wasn't outdated, but overall I very much enjoyed reading it.
Brittany Murray
Jul 13, 2015 Brittany Murray rated it liked it
3.5

I liked this book but I had a hard time trusting the author due to her own Christian beliefs. At times she seemed a bit condescending and biased against Muslims. I also wanted her to explore more topics. Most of this book is about American Muslim converts marrying men from other countries and having children. I would just have liked to hear her talk about more diverse Islamic topics facing Muslim converts.
Zahrah
Sep 21, 2014 Zahrah rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2014-read
Review pending.
Nicole
Jan 12, 2008 Nicole rated it it was amazing
Shelves: culture, islam
I didn't enjoy this book as much as I thought I would. It wasn't a bad read, but definitely not as good as I'd hoped for. Interesting nonetheless, and definitely told from an almost-unique viewpoint as far as books I've read go.
Amy
Nov 07, 2013 Amy rated it really liked it
Shelves: dcar, 2013, islam
Good overview of what can happen within families where the daughters choose to leave their religion they were raised in and pursue Islam. Interesting read, not overly technical or academically written but still helpful.
Amanda
Nov 17, 2010 Amanda rated it liked it
This was a very enlightening book, sadly I could not relate to a lot of the stories since most of them were based around a woman converting after marrying a Muslim man - Not converting alone.
Aaminah Shakur
Mar 10, 2012 Aaminah Shakur rated it it was amazing
My only issue with this book is the pretty much exclusive focus on white converts. Obviously it's been many years since I read it, and I should probably re-read it to review it better.
Hurriyyah Falak
Apr 08, 2012 Hurriyyah Falak rated it it was amazing
This book was given to me as a gift from a friend in the USA back in1998. What a wonderful insight into one mothers emotions as her daughter chooses another faith : Islam.
Gina
May 11, 2009 Gina rated it liked it
This book was good in the fact that it does state different experiences of women who have come to Islam and how thier families felt about thier conversion to Islam.
Megan Conner
Jul 28, 2013 Megan Conner rated it really liked it
I loved this book, but it definitely needs updated. I think it would be beneficial to do research on people that aren't so devout also. But overall it's a great book.
Kelsey
Oct 10, 2007 Kelsey rated it liked it
Shelves: religion
This book covers an important topic, but unfortunately suffers from a rather bizarre organization scheme. Well worth reading, but a bit hard to get all the way through.
Asma
Sep 08, 2012 Asma rated it it was amazing
Excellent book to share or give as gift to non Muslim family members or friends.
Titu
Jul 24, 2016 Titu rated it really liked it
Very good story specially for a non muslim to know about Islam.
Nicki
Apr 21, 2012 Nicki rated it liked it
I liked the book, but found it incredibly repetitive.
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