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Abstract

This article is based on a narrative of an Anglo-Asian Muslimah, studying in a prominent university in the city of Birmingham, England. The trainee teacher was a suitable candidate for my research for the additional characteristics, which she had. She was born as a Muslimah in England, she was neither totally Asian nor English in reality; she was the daughter of a Pakistani mother and an English father. Using narrative analysis, several key themes, such as family, friendship, and cultural practices, emerged. These themes shed light about her life experiences. Significantly, she reveals the important influence of Islam and faith as the core of her identity, which is apparently used as a mechanism in contemporary society. In conclusion, the narrator presents a positive representation of a Muslimah who is at ease with her dual heritage whilst being rooted in Islam. She presents herself as open-minded and undeterred, thus implying that such counter narratives need to be added to the wider Muslim narratives.

Keywords

Muslim, Muslimah, Narrative, Anglo-Asian, Faith, Identity

Publication Date

1-13-2014

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