The Anthology ‘Not To Be Forgotten’ Has 18 Muslim Women Telling Their Covid-19 Stories • The Muslim Women TImes

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There had been a number of experiences that individuals of color, lots of whom are Muslims, had a better danger of contracting the Covid-19 virus because of methods rigged in opposition to them. Inflamed, Isolated and making an attempt to make sense of why some tales have been preserved and others ignored, we wished to know what tales have been being recorded and, crucially, who was doing it.

On twenty seventh August 2022, the anthology, “Not To Be Forgotten“, edited by Muti’ah Badruddeen will likely be launched and accessible for buy worldwide. The ebook contains the works of eighteen Muslim girls writers from throughout 13 totally different international locations together with Nigeria, the USA, the UK, Pakistan, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and Bangladesh. Some of the unimaginable contributing authors are none apart from TMWT’s founding Editor, Wardah Abbas, Leila Aboulela, Muti’ah Badruddeen, Maryam Sullivan, Afshan Malik, and Elizabeth Lymer to call however just a few of the sensible authors of this ebook. The ebook is definitely accessible to those that don’t know a lot about Muslim girls. It presents modern real-life tales and insights from a large spectrum of Muslim girls in storytelling, reflective essay and poetry types.

‘Not To Be Forgotten’ goals to unearth the assorted methods by which the pandemic affected the lives, livelihood and relationships of Muslim girls; to discover how these girls sailed by means of the toughest of instances, strolling by means of their disaster, whereas purposefully and vibrantly sustaining their religion and identities – or dropping identical. With the last word intention of sending a message to Muslim girls around the globe that they’re seen and heard and that their experiences matter, too. 

Synopsis

When the Covid-19 pandemic hit, the world stopped, unprepared. It was sudden and forceful and nobody knew what was subsequent. Many individuals misplaced family members, technique of livelihood, significant relationships and the sense of how the world labored. No doubt, this pandemic is the singular most historic occasion of our technology and it affected sure demographics greater than others, in ways in which will likely be detailed for years to return. 

In the warmth of the COVID-19 pandemic, as protests in opposition to racial injustice, Islamophobic assaults and police violence unfold internationally, we discovered ourselves looking out the web for “pandemic stories.” There had been a number of experiences that individuals of color, lots of whom are Muslims, had a better danger of contracting the Covid-19 virus because of methods rigged in opposition to them. Inflamed, Isolated and making an attempt to make sense of why some tales have been preserved and others ignored, we wished to know what tales have been being recorded and, crucially, who was doing it. We wished to know what tales have been deemed necessary sufficient to doc, and what motivations, ideas, and strategies have been getting used to doc them. We got here to the conclusion that tales solely change into necessary when somebody deems them worthy of being advised.

As a gaggle, Muslim girls usually discover themselves other-ed; confronted with prejudice from a number of quarters. In right this moment’s world, with its rising islamophobia and deliberate focusing on of Muslim girls, it’s a reality of little doubt that racism and Islamophobia are immediately linked to the pandemic. Despite this, it stays customary for our experiences to be brushed apart as non-existent. Too usually do we discover individuals with little or no lived expertise of our actuality, talking for, on behalf of, and over Muslim girls. These narratives usually ignore the variety of our experiences, the nuance of our circumstances, the validity of our selections and the very humanness of our existence. 

By compiling this anthology, we’re unearthing the assorted methods by which the pandemic affected the lives, livelihood and relationships of Muslim girls, ‘Not To Be Forgotten’ explores how these girls sailed by means of the toughest of instances, strolling by means of their disaster, whereas purposefully and vibrantly sustaining their religion and identities – or dropping identical. This venture goals to disclose the struggles of Muslim girls in a world that instantly made no sense. It provides an array of low factors, deeply significant and impactful turning factors and moments of readability and triumphs, with the intention of sending a message to Muslim girls around the globe that they’re seen and heard, and their experiences matter too. 

The experiences of Muslim girls are infinite. ‘Not To Be Forgotten’ doesn’t try and comprise the multitudes and multiverse. This is only one manifestation of a venture that spans generations.

TMWT is a web-based media platform spotlighting the tales of Muslim girls of the previous and current. We intention to be one of the authoritative and informative guides to what’s taking place on the earth of Muslim girls. We hope to cowl key points, spark debates, progressive concepts and provocative subjects to get the Muslim world speaking. We need to set agendas and discover concepts to enhance the lives and wellbeing of Muslim Women.


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