Missed us? Let’s catch up!

Illustration by Samya Arif for The Lily

Catch up on “Love, InshAllah” & “Salaam, Love” writers & editors Ayesha & Nura’s latest:

Patheos/AltMuslim On Ramadan, Forgiveness, & the Shape of the Woman Beneath: Ayesha wrote a piece on this site about being disowned by her mother after the publication of her first book, here. In this follow up piece, she explores her six-year path to inner peace.

Washington Post/The Lily This Ramadan, I’m focusing on fostering tender masculinity in my son  In the #MeToo era, we need to talk about how we’re raising the men of tomorrow

M Magazine Constellations of Love Surround You Your love life isn’t limited to your romantic partner

The Establishment Jane Austen And The Persistent Failure Of The White Imagination

M Magazine What Did You Say When Your Children Woke Up On November 9

Good Girls Marry Doctors anthology essay Without Shame


Never met a Muslim? Now you can meet 47

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Original text: Never met a Muslim? Now you can meet 47 in our two groundbreaking anthologies acclaimed by media worldwide:

Love, InshAllah: the Secret Love Lives of American Muslim Womenand

Salaam, Love: American Muslim Men on Love, Sex, & Intimacy.

Meet our 47 fantastic contributors here, and hundreds more who wrote diverse, divergent & provocative pieces for our site for four years after the books were published, below.

Would you like us to talk to your class, MSA, book club, interfaith group, etc.? Contact us here.

Until then – keep sharing your stories. Your voice matters.


Fashion Fighting Famine

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Anaheim: Love InshAllah & Salaam Love editor Ayesha Mattu will be speaking on the #ChallengeBeauty panel at the Fashion Fighting Famine show on Saturday. Hope to see you there in support of a great cause!


Thank you, LA!

We had a fabulous reading of Salaam, Love at the historic Eso Won Books in LA last night. Thank you so much to all those who braved the 60 degree California winter weather to join us. 🙂 A special thank you to our MC for the evening, Love InshAllah contributor Tanzila Ahmed!

Salaam Love writers & editors (L to R): Nura Maznavi, Ibrahim Al-Marashi, Zain Omar, Ramy Eletreby, Ayesha Mattu

Salaam Love writers & editors (L to R): Nura Maznavi, Ibrahim Al-Marashi, Zain Omar, Ramy Eletreby, Ayesha Mattu

Check out more pictures from the event, here.

Next up – Boston! View our full book tour schedule, here.


Thank you, San Francisco!

A huge thank you to our San Francisco readers who ventured out in the rain last night to our SOLD OUT launch party for Salaam, Love! We’re incredibly grateful for your love, support, and wonderful discussion. A special thank you to our MC for the evening, Zahra Noorbaksh, and to the California Institute of Integral Studies for hosting the event.

Salaam, Love editors & writers (L to R): Nura Maznavi, Sam Pierstorff, Stephen Leeper, Mohammed Shamma, Ramy Eletreby, and Ayesha Mattu

Salaam, Love editors & writers (L to R): Nura Maznavi, Sam Pierstorff, Stephen Leeper, Mohammed Shamma, Ramy Eletreby, and Ayesha Mattu

Check out more pictures from our event on our Facebook page, here.

Next up – Los Angeles! View our full book tour schedule, here.


A Love Story: From Strangers to Family

A beautiful video profile of “Love, InshAllah” editor Ayesha Mattu & her husband Randy Nasson, who was also yesterday’s “Salaam, Love” featured contributor.

Video credit and gratitude to Women of Spirit & Faith, Peabody Award-winning filmmaker Alison Fast and documentary filmmaker Chandler Griffin!


What We Think Is Truly Pinup-Worthy

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Love, InshAllah & Salaam, Love editor Ayesha Mattu had a fun and wide-ranging conversation today with HuffPostLive’s Yasmine Hafiz, Alyona Minkovski, and Ahmed Shihab-Eldin (aka, “Mr. May”, pictured above) on shifting & complicating the narrative about American Muslims and what REALLY makes a person hot & pinup-worthy.

Thanks to all of our wonderful readers who joined the conversation! If you missed it, catch it online, here.