Jameelah, Maryam

Posted Oct 18, 2005      •Permalink      • Printer-Friendly Version Bookmark and Share

Maryam (or Maryum) Jameelah, essayist, poet, journalist and author, born Margaret Marcus, was a Reform Jewish woman who converted to Islam in the early 1960s. She was the author of over two-dozen books on Islam. Her name literally means “Mary the Beautiful” in Arabic.

From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maryam_Jameelah