Women’s History Month: Learning from Wise Women in All Stages of Life

By Anisha Ismail Patel Its 1991, I am 18 years old, young and impressionable. My sweet sister-in-law Rubina takes me to a women’s charity event being held at the elegant Mount Soche hotel in Blantyre, Malawi.  The positive energy being radiated from the amazing role models in the room wraps me around like a warm [Read More…]

Dear All Muslims – An Open Letter about Gender-Based Violence, Rape Culture and Community Priorities

By Samar Kaukab Ahmed Dear Absolutely Everyone in the Muslim Community: What does it take for our scholars, thought leaders, and community shepherds to understand that gender-based violence is a form of institutionalized oppression – one that belongs on the list of every Imam’s duas at the end of every communal prayer? How long does [Read More…]

Samina Ali on ‘Muslima’ – Exploring the Art and Voices of Muslim Women

By Dilshad D. Ali Women around the world marked International Women’s Day last Friday a number of ways – some took to Twitter to participate in a conversation about the “Commission on the Status of Women,” discussing how to end violence against women and girls. Others attended luncheons and gala events honoring women change-makers. Many [Read More…]