Thursday, April 19, 2007

Muslim Faces

Okay, so where are the muslim women in these pictures? They're all there. So many muslim faces. So many styles. So many differences. There is NOT ONE FACE (or scarf) of islam. And there is really not just one voice of Islam either. Although there is just ONE God, Muslims have several different sects (Sunni and Shia are the major ones, but even within those two are several more). And culture plays a part in how a Muslim lives his/her life as well. As does SES status and personal circumstances, etc. I think Non-Muslims would be surprised to know that there are different types of Muslims, with different beliefs and practices. And I think many Muslims would be surprised too! I think there is a tendency to say "WE MUSLIMS DO THIS AND THAT AND THAT'S THE RIGHT WAY TO DO IT!" Anyhow, this blog is about me. Born into a Shia Muslim family in Pakistan and raised since age 3 in Texas...married to an American convert to Islam...a mom of two daughters.

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