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February 16, 2014
CSM cover story on American Muslims
Given all the attention that Islam and Muslims get today and all anxiety that exists...
November 17, 2013
The scourge of Veil Porn
I have a complicated take on veils (by which I mean actual veils, not the...
January 01, 2013
Fasting during pregnancy
[This was originally an extended postscript on last week's post, "Yuletide musings on the Ramadan...
October 08, 2011
Marriage, motherhood, & the Nuclear Option
There's a wonderful post on Imam Suhaib Webb's website on the need for the Muslim...
April 16, 2011
Timely report on French women and the veil
A very timely study on Muslim women and the veil in France has just been...
August 30, 2009
Marietal doublestandards about Muslim women
Reacting to an idiotically misogynist comment on my blog, I posted the following status update...
August 02, 2009
A modern-day Scheherazade in Khartoum
A disturbing case of stupidity and intolerance masquerading as Islamic law in Sudan. Sudan trouser...
June 28, 2009
The personal is theological
Two years ago, I shared a great cartoon commentary on hijab in "The infinite varieties...
May 14, 2008
Yoginder Sikand on “unveiling the hidden history of women ulema”
Yoginder Sikand has an informative book review of a pioneering book written in Urdu (yes,...
March 07, 2008
Oil, the bane of Muslim women
Check out this fascinating examination of the role of oil in retarding the advancement of...
June 04, 2007
The infinite varieties of hijab
Doing a web search, I came across an entertaining cartoon drawn by Syrian cartoonist Puppeteer...
February 28, 2007
Free yourselves, Muslim women!
I don't have time to comment at length, but check out this gem of neo-colonial...
February 08, 2007
Turkish govt to censor hadiths
I blogged elsewhere about a harebrained and counterproductive Turkish scheme to publish a "politically correct"...
June 06, 2006
The curious history of the codpiece
I generally steer away from racier topics, schizophrenic quasi-prude that I am. On the one...
March 18, 2006
Go Lady Caliphs!
I have a heretical admission to make, given that March Madness is underway. Now that...
March 17, 2006
Polygamy in American life
I came across some interesting articles on polygamy on the occasion of the controversial HBO...
February 10, 2006
Afghani women still subject to violence
The topic of this report isn't Islam or Afghani religious beliefs but I think it's...
January 13, 2006
Shabana on “Clothes, Class and Religion”
My better half just blogged insightfully about the intersection of money, class and gender among...
December 26, 2005
Why European women are turning to Islam
I'm not one of these Muslims who measure Muslim "success" or Islam's validity by conversion...
November 15, 2005
A good “mullah”
There's an unsung hero in the Muktaran Mai case, and it's not the usual suspect. ...
November 09, 2005
Muslim Miss England raises some eyebrows
Some stimulating observations by Junaid Quadri about the coronation of an Afghani-born Muslim woman as...
October 21, 2005
The Dars Ladies
Shabana wrote a wonderful, brilliant piece about "The Dars Lady" phenomenon among older Pakistani women...
October 02, 2005
Misplaced priorities over Sania Mirza
My wife Shabana wrote an article in alt.muslim a few days ago about the doublestandards...
July 10, 2005
Women & mosques: Giving credit where it’s due
UmmZaid made the following observation about my entry on "Muslim organizations waking up to discrimination...
July 06, 2005
Online resources on Islam and gender
Came across a valuable resource on Islamic tradition and women. It is the Muslim Sexual...
June 26, 2005
Muslim organizations waking up to discrimination in mosques
An intriguing paper entitled "Women Friendly Mosques" was recently published and is being widely promoted...
June 01, 2005
Should Muslim women be on Mt. Everest?
It appears that two Iranian women have become the first Muslim women to scale Mount...
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