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?

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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...]

Muslim Women Make History at London Olympics

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By Nadia S. Mohammad Though it has just begun, the London Olympics already holds a series of historic firsts, especially for Muslims and women around the world. To begin with, the organizers aim to make the London Olympics the first “green games,” developed with the goal of   environmentally friendly and sustainable construction. Muslim women have held pivotal roles in bringing this goal [Read More...]

Where’s My Space to Pray in This Mosque?

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By Hind Makki I’d like to share with you a story from the reign of Umar, the second Caliph of Islam (may God be pleased with him) which carries powerful lessons today. One of the wives of Umar bin Al-Khattab used to offer the Fajr and the Isha prayers in congregation in the Mosque. She [Read More...]

Does Mona Eltahawy’s Radicalism Advance Arab Women’s Rights?

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By Sahar Aziz Last week, Mona Eltahawy triggered a polemic firestorm with her blanket assertion that Arab men’s hatred of women explains the abysmal gender inequities found in the Middle East.  Many Arab women are perturbed that her article “Why Do They Hate Us?” in Foreign Policy has receive so much attention while millions of [Read More...]


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