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Established in 2006, Muslimah Writers Alliance (MWA) is an internationally-based collaboration of Muslim women writers and advocates working together to counter negative and inaccurate perceptions regarding members of the Muslim community and the Islamic faith.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Ramadan Blessings: cancer remission confirmation and a movie for MWA's Isahah Janette Grant

MWA-NET (July 20, 2013) Muslimah Writers Alliance (MWA) is pleased to announce that Bridges Foundation has released the official movie trailer for its upcoming movie, Part III in The Fog is Lifting series, Islam in Women, featuring MWA founding member, Isahah Janette Grant. 

The documentary features the interviews of twelve revert Muslim women from Belgium, Britain, Greece, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Sri Lanka, Germany, USA, Netherlands and Sweden, discussing how their lives were enhanced by embracing Islam.   

Also included in the production, the interview of a non-Muslim woman, a professor from Al-Azhar University, and a professor in the Divinity School at Harvard University. The documentary reveals the secrets behind why Islam attracts more women than men, and aims to refute misconceptions about women in Islam.  
The July 19 trailer release marked a double celebration for Ms. Grant and her sister MWA members. After a prolonged absence of health insurance preempted her ability to seek medical attention, Ms. Grant announced receiving confirmation that her previously treated Hodgkins Lymphoma remains in remission. It was welcome news and an unforgettable blessing in this, the Muslim Holy Month of Ramadan.

Isahah Janette Grant is a journalist for the Houston Islam Examiner and published author. Her publications include a children's book titled, Sameerah's Hijab and the First Day of School; Vol. 1, Lets Learn Our Religion, the first in a children's workbook series, now available online; and Redemption Song - Collected Poems. Ms. Grant's poetry has also been published in three anthology collections, various articles and in the Providence Journal Bulletin newspaper. She currently owns and runs Mindworks Publishing, a community based desktop publishing business, and is working on completing her first work of fiction.   

Ms. Grant is also a founding member of Muslimah Writers Alliance, an internationally based collaboration of Muslim women writers and advocates working to counter negative and inaccurate perceptions of members of the Muslim community, established in 2006.  

She studied at Boston University in Massachusetts majoring in Print Journalism and resides in Missouri City, Texas with her husband and son.

MWA Director, Aishah Schwartz was also honored to interview three additional Muslimah reverts for the production back in October 2012 when she attended, as a speaker herself, the 4th Annual (Native European Muslim Assembly (NEMA) Camp in Tunisia. Ms. Schwartz interviewed (from Trailer 5) Anna Stamous (Greece), Pauline Muddle (Egypt) and Priscilla Niels (Indonesia).

Islam in Women marks the third movie/video production featuring MWA members. The first video was a mini-documentary produced for Al-Jazeera, featuring Schwartz and founding MWA member/children's book author, Rania Marwan.  

The second production was another Bridges Foundation movie titled, "Jihad on Terrorism".  

Bridges Foundation strives, through projects such as The Fog is Lifting movie series, to open communication channels that narrow the gap of understanding between Muslims and non-Muslims by educating both sides about their cultural differences and similarities.    

A fully final version of the Official Trailer will be online after Ramadan.  

Isahah Janette Grant on Facebook Houston Islam Examiner Mindworks Publishing   
RELATED MOVIE: Islam in Women Official Trailer
Muslimah Spotlight: MWA Director Aishah Schwartz address reverts at NEMA Camp
VIDEO: My Journey to Islam: American, Aishah Schwartz
Muslimah Writers Alliance Documentary on Al-Jazeera  

MOVIE - Jihad on Terrorism (English w/Arabic subtitles) (Norwegian)
MWA Director, Aishah Schwartz, Appearing in Documentary 'Jihad on Terrorism' 

VIDEO: Trailer, "Jihad on Terrorism" (short version
VIDEO: Trailer, "The Fog is Lifting
About "The Fog is Lifting" 

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