Big Little Steps: A Woman's Guide To Embracing Islam
Big Little Steps is the culmination of one women's pilgrimage towards religion. From an atheist family upbringing through an exploration of Christianity to finally embracing Islam, Mathilde Loujayne converted in 2002 and has since crossed paths with women from all walks of life on a common spiritual journey to discover Islam from a feminine perspective.
This is the guide she wished she had when she took her first steps as a New Muslim. She began writing it in an attempt to explain her life choice to her mother and has finished writing it as a personal discourse on contemporary issues for New Muslim Women as she invites them to participate in a global sisterhood.
Through Mathilde Loujayne's personal experiences - grief, high school, moving abroad, work, marriage, and motherhood - she addresses women's common concerns as they take the big, little steps towards finding a balanced lifestyle and a glowing heart in Islam.
Mathilde is a French thirty-something woman who has lived a life filled with faith and spirituality since a young age. She embraced Islam in her last year of high school in Muscat, Sultanate of Oman, at the age of 18.
Big Little Steps breaks down a woman's journey to Islam in big little pieces. — Grazia Middle East
This is a book full of heart. New Muslims and those who are newly committed to their religion will find much useful information conveyed with common sense and compassion. — Dr. Ingrid Mattson, London and Windsor Community Chair in Islamic Studies at Huron University College (Canada)
Big Little Steps is a holistic and feminine take on the ins and outs of Islam, written by a young French lady. It is an easy to understand and useful guide to anyone wanting to become Muslim, especially brave women! I wish I'd had a book like this when I embraced Islam in 1995. — Kristiane Backer, author ofFrom MTV to Islam
Big Little Steps is a heart-warming journey of an intelligent woman seeking the peace of Allah. Full of practical advice and insightful thoughts, this is one book that every Muslimah should be talking about. — Quake Books
“Mathilde weaves her own personal story of conversion to Islam, into this accessible manuscript in which personal anecdotes mix with more formalistic descriptions of religious practice.” — Dr Myriam Francois, taken from the preface