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


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...]

Not Losing My Hijab

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By Sarah Farrukh By the grace of God, I met the end of 2012 in a state of blissful contentment. However, this didn’t come without struggle. I was reminded of a particular difficulty I experienced when I was cleaning out my inbox and I came across an unsent email. My heart felt heavy at the [Read More...]

Where are the Healthy Gender Relations in the Muslim Community?


By Salam Al-Marayati We have failed in engendering healthy gender relations in our community. Face it. I travel throughout the United States, and I see troubling signs of Muslim women unable to get married, primarily because Muslim men have abdicated their social responsibilities. Muslim men can marry non-Muslims– so they oblige — and Muslim women are stuck.  [Read More...]

Praising God Through Our Work – an Interview with Tayyibah Taylor

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By Sarah Farrukh Tayyibah Taylor is the founding editor-in-chief and publisher of Azizah Magazine, an award winning Muslim women’s magazine in its twelfth year of publication and a member of WISE initiative. Sarah Farrukh asks Taylor about gender, Islam, the magazine’s vision, and violence against women in the Muslim community. Tell us about your experience with [Read More...]