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That Can Be Arranged: A Muslim Love Story

That Can Be Arranged: A Muslim Love Story

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That Can Be Arranged: A Muslim Love Story

ratings:
4.5/5 (115 ratings)
Length:
187 pages
18 minutes
Released:
Mar 10, 2020
ISBN:
9781524861964
Format:
Book

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Chaperones, suitors, and arranged marriages aren't only reserved for the heroines of a Jane Austen novel. They're just another walk in the park for this leading lady, who is on a mission to find her leading lad. From the brilliant comics Yes, I'm Hot in This, Huda Fahmy tells the hilarious story of how she met and married her husband. Navigating mismatched suitors, gossiping aunties, and societal expectations for Muslim women, That Can Be Arranged deftly and hilariously reveals to readers what it can be like to find a husband as an observant Muslim woman in the twenty-first century.
So relevant in today's evolving cultural climate, Fahmy's story offers a perceptive and personal glimpse into the sometimes sticky but ultimately rewarding balance of independent choice and tradition.

Released:
Mar 10, 2020
ISBN:
9781524861964
Format:
Book

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That Can Be Arranged - Huda Fahmy

To Gehad.

From His signs is that amongst yourselves He created spouses for you to find tranquility in them; and He put affection and mercy between you.

(Quran 30:21)

Dear Reader,

I can’t wait for you to get into this not so once upon a time tale of love, life, and low self-esteem. In case the cover didn’t give it away, I am a Muslim woman who wears the hijab. That means I cover my hair in public and also wear long, loose clothing to cover the shape of my body.

Because I consider my character an extension of myself, I have made the personal choice to never draw her without hijab. I bring this up because I don’t want you to be confused when you see my character sleeping or going to the salon in her hijab and mistakenly assume that it’s normal hijabi behavior. SO, for the record:

I do not shower with it on.

I do not sleep with it on.

I do take it off to get my hair done.

I do take it off at ladies only weddings.

I do not cover when I’m at home.

I do not cover in front of my husband.

I also want to mention that arranged marriages come in many shapes and sizes. Some couples meet before they wed, while others might not see their betrothed until the day of. Arranged marriages are not to be confused with forced marriages. Contrary to popular belief, forced marriages are not allowed in Islam.

And, this really should go without saying, but say it I shall: this book is specifically about my life experiences and should not be used to make assumptions or generalizations about Muslims as a whole. We are not a monolith. Please remember that, just like with

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  • (5/5)
    Im so happy to learn that I wasn't the only one with a crush at 5 years old! I remember telling my mom that I fell in love and her laughter :) Reading the book I chuckled with laughter many times. I hope I can grow out of my "boy-crazy phase" some day... PS. Im close to 25.
  • (5/5)
    From someone who follows you on instagram, I genuinely enjoyed reading this. Plus the humour had me laughing out loud
  • (5/5)
    This is an AMAZING book.
    From the minute I saw the book cover I got hoked, I did not put it down until I finished it.
    It was pleasant and informative. Muslim girls struggles and perspective explained beautifully.
    I am looking foreword to see an other comic but about the brothers perspective. Maybe Gehad will help. May Allah bless you and your family.
  • (5/5)
    Loved the writing and humor and drawings and frankness and subtle poke on customs and the transformative journey... Thanks for sharing this party of your life
  • (5/5)
    Awesome! A rollercoaster of laughter! I really enjoyed reading it.
  • (5/5)
    Love it ! It was refreshing and so funny !
  • (4/5)
    It was funny and Huda is so cute. This book brought me to laugh and smile a lot ❤️
  • (5/5)
    Loved this as a Muslim, it was such good insight into how you can make a relationship work the halal way and that it is possible even in the modern world we live it. It is a AMAZING comic and totally hilarious! LOVED IT! KEEP UP THE AMAZING WORK!
  • (5/5)
    AAAH. This book was sooo cute MaShaAllah. My heart is so full.
  • (5/5)
    Really cute and funny. I don't know much about Muslim marriage customs, and I was very interested in how the author met her husband. She is very funny, and the cartoons were enjoyable.
  • (5/5)
    Made me laugh so much. Great as a pick me up :)
  • (5/5)
    One hilariously true of a comic book! Loved it ❤️
  • (4/5)
    amazing and funny!! It´s a nice story for when you are feeling down
  • (5/5)
    This graphic novel was a delightful read – informative, served up with a side of humor. If you have wondered what dating is like in the Muslim world this book is for you. The illustrations throughout the book are really cute.
  • (4/5)
    I may not read the webcomic, but I did read Huda’s first book and quite enjoyed it, so it was a pleasure to be granted a digital galley of this title. It was full of comic art, but not quite a comic. It’s part comic, part nonfiction book about how pre-arranged marriages work, and part biography about Huda’s specific experience. I enjoyed every page. I loved seeing a positive book about arranged marriage, and a positive experience with the comic interludes. Over all i think this was well done, funny, and heartwarming. #Booked2020 #popsugarchallenge2020#beatthebacklist
  • (4/5)

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    Glad I read this! Fun humor, showed me a cultural I am not familiar with! Tender. Beautiful.

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