9 to 5: Muslims in the Western Workplace
provides an insider's view into what it means to be a Muslim at work. The volume is comprised of several actual and dramatized first-person accounts by Muslims in many different professions. Through the narratives and commentary, the author sets out to dispel myths, break down stereotypes, and generally show that "different" at work isn't always "wrong". By sharing their honest stories, the Muslim contributors clearly articulate some of the internal and external struggles they've faced in different occupations and how they've dealt with each situation. These candid tales help vocalize the chronicles of integration and identity retention at work and provide us all with a platform for understanding how Islam and work in the West really can go hand-in-hand.
About the Author:
Suzy S. Ismail is currently a Visiting Professor in the Communication Department at DeVry University in North Brunswick and DeVry University Online. She received her Bachelor's in English, Communication, and Middle Eastern Studies, her Master's in Communication and Information Studies, and was previously a Ph.D. student in the School of Communication at Rutgers University. She has been an active member on the Noor Ul-Iman School Board of Directors for the past six years. She is the author of When Muslim Marriage Fails
, The BFF Sisters
and several other pending middle-grade and young adult novels. She currently resides in New Jersey with her amazing husband of thirteen years and her three young children. For more information please visit www.suzyismail.webs.com