A story of love and colliding cultures
Dr. Sarah Moss
visits Saudi Arabia to decide whether to risk
marrying Ibrahim, a devout Saudi Arab. She has heard only
evil about the Saudi system,
where men keep "their" women
secluded. Ibrahim's brother, an Islamist
Sarah, as does his fierce jealous mother. Ibrahim
himself torn between his love for Sarah and his devotion to
family and culture.
The Burning Veil is also a story of a spiritual quest. Sarah, a
troubled agnostic, learns that Islam can be a nurturing
and enlightening path.