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

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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...]

Lessons Learned from #EmpoweredMuslimWomen

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By Sabina Khan-Ibarra Muslimah Montage and Brown Girl Magazine had the honor of recently hosting a successful “Tweet Party” with the help of Aisha Saeed, and Coming of Faith‘s Laila Alawa (soon to be a columnist at Altmuslim).  #EmpoweredMuslimWomen trended on Twitter, was featured on Buzzfeed and continues to be tweeted more than 24 hours after the party started. Most of the tweets [Read More...]

The Danger of Being the First Token Hijabi to …

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By Laila Alawa The undercurrents of this issue have been rumbling throughout the community this past year, and it’s time someone got up and spoke up about it. Granted, don’t read this if you’re looking for something sugary sweet and devoid of reality. I don’t have time to waste when it comes to an issue [Read More...]

Why I Participated in the ‘Somewhere in America’ #Mipsterz Video

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By Aminah Sheikh I went to New York, last year around May to participate in the #Mipsterz video “Somewhere in America.” I anticipated meeting some like-minded hijabis* and making new friends. I emailed my photos to Layla** and Abbas Rattani (creators of the video) like many other women. They responded to me quite quickly and [Read More...]

Somewhere on the Internet, Muslim Women are being Shamed

By Rabia Chaudry On behalf of Muslims of the internet, I would like to extend a sincere apology to the young women in the “Somewhere in America” video that has been exploding heads online for the past 48 hours. The controversy became so heated and perverse it landed the video on Buzzfeed. Good on you [Read More...]

Rediscovering Islam in a Post-Divorce Landscape

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By Deonna Kelli My marriage had taken me all over the Muslim world – to Mecca, Cairo, Kabul and countless countries in between. I would even venture to say that over the course of my 12 year union, I experienced more Islam than many Muslims will know in their lifetimes. Yet, I left the relationship to [Read More...]


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