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A black trans woman in her twenties got up from the floor to give a beautiful recitation of adhan, the call to prayer. I discreetly surveyed the room to see whether anyone else shared my emotional reaction to this powerful reclamation and profound queering of the traditional call to prayer. I tried to hold back my tears--for the first time I was witnessing a version of Islam I could be a part of.
Jul 11, 2019 08:32AM
We Have Always Been Here: A Queer Muslim Memoir

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CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian
CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian is on page 144 of 226
"I wasn't quite ready for the girl bar yet. I was still processing the fact that I'd just come out to a stranger. I hurried off, as though recovering from a fall I hoped nobody had witnessed."
Jul 09, 2019 10:48PM
We Have Always Been Here: A Queer Muslim Memoir


CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian
CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian is on page 74 of 226
Azaad is a funny word in Urdu. In most instances, it means 'freedom.' But when used to describe a woman, it implies she is too wild to be tamed by those who have the right: her parents & all the men whose honour it is her duty to prioritize before her desires. It's also used liberally to slut-shame & put down a woman who shows autonomy or independence.
One day I would wear the title of azaad like a badge of honour.
Jul 08, 2019 10:21PM
We Have Always Been Here: A Queer Muslim Memoir


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