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Of Hockey and Hijab: Reflections of a Canadian Muslim Woman
by Sheema Khan
In these thoughtful essays, Sheema Khan—Canadian hockey mom and Harvard PhD—gives us her own pointed insights on the condition of being a modern and liberal, yet practising Muslim, especially in Canada. Tackling a host of issues, such as terrorism, human rights, Islamic law, women’s rights, and the meaning of hijab, she explains Islam to the greater public while calling fo ...more
Paperback, 200 pages
Published October 15th 2009 by TSAR Publications
(first published 2009)
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Randomly picked this up right after the U.S.A. election and am extremely pleased with my choice. This collection of columns from the previous decade are still (unfortunately) highly relatable - even for someone who knows a whole heck of a lot less about Islam than she really should. Khan is not only a highly qualified and actively engaged lady, she is also an excellent writer who made every subject she touched on interesting and understandable. It was also very nice to get a Canadian perspective ...more
I read portions of the book as a part of my research on feminism in Canada for a women's studies course. It was a great resource and easy to read. I have enjoyed it's insights into religious veils as Muslim women's reclaimed source of empowerment and Liberty. More respect should be shown by others who do not take the time to listen to the many women choose to wear a veil.
Sheema Khan writes a monthly column for the Globe and Mail on issues pertaining to Islam and Muslims. She holds a PhD from Harvard University in chemical physics, along with numerous patents on drug delivery technology. She testified as an expert witness on Muslims in Canada before the O’Connor Inquiry, and has appeared before a number of parliamentary committees. In addition, she has spoken at nu ...moreMore about Sheema Khan...