"The poetry of ordinary North American Muslims lives is not
often recited, and is almost never anthologized. That is precisely why this
volume is so important. It tells us the stories of Canadian and American
Muslims in their own words…"
Amir Hussain, Ph.D., Professor of Theological Studies, Loyola
"This anthology of liberal and progressive voices is an
important and heretofore missing thread in the complex and beautiful quilt of
being Muslim in the modern world…."
Saleemah Abdul-Ghafur, Editor, Living Islam Out Loud: American
Muslim Women Speak
"This is a timely book, engaging and honest. A testimony to
the universal human spirit that connects us all."
Reza Aslan, author,
professor, Middle East expert and founder of Aslan Media, Inc.
"…Muslims for Progressive Values (MPV) have refused to shy
away from justice issues or from their faith.Not only have they stood with the LGBT community no matter the cost but
they have taught us that it is not inconsistent with Islam to do so.This book promises to show the world the
inescapable connection between belonging and equality."
Sharon Groves, Ph.D., Director, Religion and Faith Program, Human
"… this anthology is unique in its inception and goal; it
adds an array of Muslim voices that have been buried by extreme and orthodox
voices within Islam…"
Mehnaz M. Afridi, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Islam &
Director of Holocaust, Genocide and Interfaith Center, Manhattan College, NY.
"…With its unwavering support of the LGBT Muslim community,
Muslims for Progressive Values is paving the path for a welcoming and inclusive
Islam that values all of its followers, regardless of their sexual orientation
or gender identity."
Faisal Alam, queer Muslim activist, speaker & writer, Founder,
Al-Fatiha Foundation for LGBT Muslims.