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When Muslim Marriage Fails: Divorce Chronicles and Commentaries

A Must-Read Family Literature for Muslims in the West

Suzy Ismail
Amana Publications
Suitable age:
16 - Adults
Colorful Laminated Card Cover
6" x 9" x 0.38"
0.55 LBs

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Product Description

When Muslim Marriage Fails sheds light on the misunderstandings and deeper problems that often lead to Talaq (divorce). It is critical for anyone who is married or currently divorced to read this book. For those who are not yet married, but intend to eventually marry, the stories and commentaries in the book also provide a better perspective of the pitfalls that can easily snowball into the destruction of an otherwise salvageable situation. The book explores five different divorce narratives from the perspectives of both the husband and the wife.


"In this important work, author Suzy Ismail takes on the topic of crumbling Muslim marriages in the West. Using a refreshing storytelling approach, this book gives readers a view into five different failed marriages, both from the husbands and the wives perspectives, followed by commentary on why each marriage failed. Each story is different, and yet common themes such as miscommunication and a lack of common life visions repeat themselves again and again. By telling each story from both sides, the author also gives us a chance to truly see how two people can have such different perspectives and feelings on a shared situation, and in this way, reminds us of the great importance of communication in all our close relationships. The stories span from young couples unable to survive the early stages of marriage to parents of adult children leaving each other after decades in loveless relationships. They also tackle important topics such as domestic abuse, cultural differences, and infidelity. This book will undoubtedly enter into the must-read category for family literature for Muslims here in the West."
Dr. Mohamed Rida Beshir

About the Author:
Suzy Ismail is currently a Visiting Professor at DeVry University. She is also the curriculum developer and lead instructor at the Center for Muslim Life and a high school Career Planning and Public Speaking teacher. She received her Bachelor's in English, Communication and Middle Eastern Studies, her Master's in Communication and Information Studies, and attended the School of Communication at Rutgers University as a doctoral student in the field of Intercultural and Organizational Communication. She is also the author of
  • 9 to 5: Muslims in the Western Workplace (2011),
  • The BFF Sisters (2001) and
  • When Muslim Marriage Fails (2010) - an International Book Award finalist.
She specializes in presenting a range of communication seminars and workshops at major corporations, conferences, schools, and universities on a variety of topics. She also serves on several non-profit boards including the Board of Directors for her children s school, of which she has been an officer for the past six years. Suzy resides in New Jersey with her incredible husband of over fourteen years and their three inspirational young children.