Randa Abdel-Fattah Quotes.
In a multicultural, diverse society there are countless ways in which people negotiate the everyday lived experience and reality of diversity.
Most Muslim women know it is fear and curiosity that cause people to stare. They know it is ignorance and stereotypes that cause people to suppose that a piece of material covering the hair strips a woman of the ability to speak English, pursue a career, work a remote control.
If I like a book, I tend to read the author’s entire collection. But I choose mainly through personal recommendations, general word of mouth and book reviews.
It seems Palestinians can’t win. The language of peace negotiations has always been predicated on a representation that Palestinians are violent and that is why Israel behaves as it does.
When it comes to the hijab – why to wear it, whether to wear it, how to wear it – there is theology and then there is practice, and there is huge diversity in both.
When you exist in the centre of a debate, as a topic, a hypothesis – otherised and stigmatised – you become the prop in a proposition.
We are, at almost every point of our day, immersed in cultural diversity: faces, clothes, smells, attitudes, values, traditions, behaviours, beliefs, rituals.
Yeah, don’t you take a break?” “I don’t have time for breaks.” “That’s the whole point of a break. When you’ve got no time, you need a break.
To the Muslim woman, the hijab provides a sense of empowerment. It is a personal decision to dress modestly according to the command of a genderless Creator; to assert pride in self, and embrace one’s faith openly, with independence and courageous conviction.
Everything is relative. If you want to understand a problem you look at its cause. You donвЂ™t look at its manifestation.
I’ve been writing stories since I was a kid. I love writing stories.
I couldn’t stop bawling, watching the towers come down. it was a terrible thing to happen. And a terrible thing to realize that I don’t sit though the nigh crying when such horrors happen all the time.
Sometimes it’s easy to lose faith in people. And sometimes one act of kindness is all it takes to give you hope again.
For me, religious festivals and celebrations have become an important way to teach my children about how we can transform living with diversity from the superficial ‘I eat ethnic food’, to something dignified, mutually respectful and worthwhile.
We have to choices in this world; we either try to survive or to give up.
True friends are those who love you not in spite of your faults and imperfections, but because of them.
Belief means nothing without actions
The easiest way for readers to connect with characters and feel sympathy is to make the character entertaining, sympathetic and likeable.
A woman’s body is her body and what she wears or does not wear is her choice. Get over it and move on.