The authors examine the role of Islam in American Muslim women's lives especially in the post-9/11 world and how their contributions are changing the face of Islam as it is seen both within Muslim communities in the West and by non-Muslims. In their public and private lives, Muslim women are actively negotiating what it means to be a woman and a Muslim in an American context. The authors offer a survey of the situation of Muslim American women, concentrating on how Muslim views about and experiences of gender are changing in the Western communities. This pioneering work expounds the diversity of Muslim American women and reveals the intricacy of the problems. Faultlessly researched and comprehensible, it broadens our understanding of Islam in the West and advances further exploration into how Muslim women are shaping the future of American Islam.