Big Little Steps: A Woman's Guide to Embracing Islam
“A ‘self-help’ book for Muslims, which seeks both to inspire Muslim women, but also to educate those outside the faith” – Dr Myriam Francois
Since her conversion to Islam in 2002 Mathilde Loujayne has crossed paths with women from all walks of life on a common spiritual journey to discover Islam from a feminine perspective.
Fuelled by a desire to find the right words to explain to her mother her choice to embrace Islam, this guide was born.
Through Mathilde Loujayne's personal experiences - grief, high school, moving abroad, work, marriage, and motherhood - she addressses women's common concerns as they take the big, little steps towards finding a balanced lifestyle and a glowing heart in Islam.
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 of From 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 practise.” — Dr Myriam Francois, taken from the preface