The book was inspired by a newlywed acquaintance who asked her to share some tips as - aside from being aware of the mechanics of lovemaking - she had no idea what to do with her husband in bed.'I put an emphasis on having sex only with your spouse, but having the full range of sexual experiences with that spouse,' Umm told The Observer.
'Islamically, there's an emphasis on enjoying physical relationships within the context of marriage, not just for procreation. Before marriage, she had never so much as held a non-mahram's hand, let alone become physically intimate with one,' Umm explained on her website. You don't want to rush into the kiss and bump teeth. Tilt your head to the side so that you don't bump noses.
In recent times, wearing hijab in public has been required by law in Saudi Arabia (for Muslims), Iran and the Indonesian province of Aceh.
Other countries have passed laws banning some or all types of hijab in public or in certain types of locales.
Adherence to cultural norms and expectations, generational disparity and the neglect of the Islamic standard for the choice of partners are also hurdles single American Muslims face.
There is an extraordinary number of very educated women in their thirties and above who have not found a spouse.
An author has been hailed as the Muslim answer to Belle De Jour, after penning the first ever halal sex manual for women.