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Izdiwajiyat al-hawiyat, al-fada' al-thalith wa tafkik al-markaziyah al-gharbiyah fi riwayat ma ba'da al-koloniyaliyah "al-fatatu al-muslimat li ummi zakiyah: unmuzajan

Brioua, Nadira and Ahmad H.Osman, Rahmah (2022) Izdiwajiyat al-hawiyat, al-fada' al-thalith wa tafkik al-markaziyah al-gharbiyah fi riwayat ma ba'da al-koloniyaliyah "al-fatatu al-muslimat li ummi zakiyah: unmuzajan. Majallat Al-Ansaq li Al-Funun wa Al-Adab wa Al-Ulum Al-Insaniyah, 7 (3) (2). pp. 252-276. ISSN 2707-188X

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Muslims living in the West face numerous challenges, including the western assumptions, different types of stereotypes and communal prejudices that influence Muslims’ lives. Consequently, Muslims in the West live in between two spaces/third space, constantly negotiating their identities. The post-colonial narrative has contributed to the transfer of this living reality, especially with regards to the issue of identity and the presence of "self" as opposed to the "other". Thus, this paper pivots on examining the crisis of Islamic identity in Muslim Girl (2014) by Umm Zakiyyah from the USA, exploring the postcolonial key concepts of identity, third space and de- Eurocentrism. The purpose of this paper is to explore the challenges that the main character, Inaya Donald faces as a Muslim in a Christian school. Thus, this paper attempts to explicate how diaspora, religious discrimination and imitating the "other" influence her, exploring the reasons and how she negotiates her identity. To do so, this qualitative and non-empirical research has conducted in a descriptive-theoretical analysis, using the selected novel as a primary source and library and online critical materials, such as books and journal articles, as secondary references. The analysis shows that Umm Zakiyyah emphasizes that religious identity in diaspora can be unstable due to the cultural displacement of characters, living between two religions, the displacement, a sense of alienation, racial and religious prejudgments and a sense of nostalgia. These reasons have contributed to resulting hybridity and identity negotiating. However, this hybrid identity enabled Inaya to move from the margin to the center; which means that living in the third space is a sign of strength and resistance rather than weakness.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Hybrid Identity; religious discrimination; third space; deconstructing Eurocentrism.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman > HQ503 The family. Marriage. Home
P Language and Literature > PI Oriental languages and literatures
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Arabic Language and Literature
Date Deposited: 13 May 2022 11:17
Last Modified: 13 May 2022 11:17
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/97890

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