Do stories matter? How do we develop the vocabulary to tell our stories? Are stories the foundation of identities? Do stories have the power to shape our world and our understanding of the world of others? Do stories help us make better sense of the increasingly diverse world we live in? To better understand Islam today, we will familiarize ourselves with the stories Muslim women tell about themselves and others tell about them. By listening to “their” stories, we will explore “our” own stories.