Asra Nomani, 'Standing Alone' with Muslim Women

Asra Nomani i i

Asra Nomani covered the war in Afghanistan for Salon. hide caption

itoggle caption
Asra Nomani

Asra Nomani grew up in West Virginia, covered the war in Afghanistan for Salon, and was part of the group striving to locate and rescue her former Wall Street Journal colleague Daniel Pearl.

Muslim feminist Asra Nomani, a former Wall Street Journal reporter and co-founder of Muslims for Peace, recently spent a reporting fellowship covering a Muslim woman who was building a women's mosque in India.

Nomani was born in Mumbai, India's largest city, moved to the U.S. as a child, and grew up in Morgantown, W. Va.

Her new book is called Standing Alone in Mecca: An American Woman's Struggle for the Soul of Islam.

Web Resources

Books Featured In This Story

Standing Alone

An American Woman's Struggle for the Soul of Islam

by Asra Q. Nomani

Paperback, 330 pages | purchase

Purchase Featured Book

Title
Standing Alone
Subtitle
An American Woman's Struggle for the Soul of Islam
Author
Asra Q. Nomani

Your purchase helps support NPR Programming. How?

Comments

 

Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the NPR.org Community rules and Terms of Use. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.