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Upon learning about the Paris attacks and the #PrayforParis hashtag that emerged,...
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Friday Links - American flag hijabs, hate crimes,...
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This post was written by guest contributor Heba Elsherief (@iamsheba). “Full stories are...
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I am apparently on a book review kick for MMW, with my...
Call For Writers!
MMW is looking for more writers to analyze and critique media representations...
Making Sense of “the Other”: A Review of...
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Review: Faithfully Feminist
I really love all that feelgood interfaith stuff, so I was excited...
Review of Snow in Amman: An Anthology of...
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Muslim Female Superheroes
I spent much of my childhood and teenage years obsessed with anime...
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Review: In the Skin of a Jihadist
In the Skin of A Jihadist by Anne Erelle (not her...
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Is Islamophobia Real?
A few weeks ago, I was meeting a friend of a friend...
Where The Undesirable Go
This post was originally published on the writer's blog. I left the...
Review of Brick Walls by Saadia Faruqi
Brick Walls by Saadia Faruqi is a collection of seven short stories...
A Letter to Mona Eltahawy on “Headscarves and...
Dear Mona, Some of my fellow Muslimah Media Watch writers put together...
Review of Loving You Wasn't Enough
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American Crime Series Recapped
In this post, Azra concludes her series of reviews of American Crime. Read...
A Roundtable on Mona Eltahawy's Headscarves and Hymens
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Do Women have a Voice in the Qur’an?...
I started reading “Recovering the Female Voice in Islamic Scripture” by Georgina...
Defensiveness in the Time of Da’esh
One of the events at the All About Women program held at...
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American Crime Episode 5 Recap
Azra continues her review of the TV show American Crime. Read her...
American Crime Episode 4 Recap
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American Crime Review: Introducing Aliyah Shadeed
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Review - Yasmin Alibhai-Brown’s Refusing the Veil
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Peace in Aloneness: Muslim Women in the Ivory...
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Book Review: She Wore Red Trainers
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#WhySheStayed and the American Muslim Community
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What Do Muslim Women Apologize for?
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Book Review: Muslim American Women on Campus by...
As an American Muslimah who graduated from an American university in 2004,...
Book Review: Sin is a Puppy that Follows...
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Disabled Muslims Need More than Du’a to Overcome...
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My Subversive Little Girl in Blue
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Syrian Series "Bab Al Hara" and the Need...
Every year, the holy month of Ramadan brings lots of spiritual moments,...
On Jam-Making and Ramadan
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14 Things Your Muslim Wife *Really* Won’t Tell...
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Modest Fashion, Islamic Consciousness and Affordability: Part 1
For those of us Muslimahs engaged on any social media platform, we’re...
Sandcastles and Snowmen: When Personal Stories Become Tools...
In her recent book, Sandcastles and Snowmen, Egyptian writer Sahar El-Nadidelivers what...
Muslim Mummies Dot Com: Interview with Muslim Mommy...
While mommy blogging is rampant in the blogosphere, Muslim mommy bloggers are...
Book Review: The Hijab of Cambodia
This post was originally published at Aquila Style. Stories of gender-based violence,...
Book Review: Domestic Violence and the Islamic Tradition
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Hijab Removal, Iranian Women, and Freedom of Dress
This post was originally published at Aquila Style. The liberal feminist organisation...
Women in Gaza Underrepresented in Talent Shows
In recent years, there has been a flood of talent shows in...
Book Review: Salaam, Love
When Love, InshAllah, edited by Ayesha Mattu and Nura Masnavi, was initially...
Book Review: “Normal Calm” by Hend Hegazi
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Book Review: I Am the Beggar of the...
Last month, I looked at Eliza Griswold and Seamus Murphy’s work profiling...
Muslimah Lifestyle Videos Offer More than Just Hijab...
This post was written by guest contributor Kristin Peterson (@KrissyPetey), who also...
"Hijabi Experiments": Are They Enough to Change America's...
Every time we think this discussion about hijab and burqas has ended,...
Words and Images of Afghan Women Poets
Earlier this month, Slate featured a photography-poetry project, “The Secret Lives of...
Earlier this month, Shaykh Abu Eesa Niamatullah wreaked havoc on International Women’s...
"Alice in Arabia" Sounds Like a New Drama...
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Mata Najwa: A Rare Glimpse of Real Journalism...
Sometimes I don’t know where to start when it comes to critiquing...
Muslim Anti-Racist Collaborative Centres Black Muslim Voices
Black Muslims took to Twitter last month in light of Black History...
Countering the “Musulmacho:” Drawing the Line between Humour...
A few months ago I was invited to like a Facebook page...
Rediscovering Noor Inayat Khan and the Good Muslim
I will confess that I first became aware of Noor Inayat Khan,...
How "Do Muslim Women Need Saving?" Saved Me
“This book is about what lies behind such deceptively simple responses to...
Book Review: "Painted Hands" by Jennifer Zobair
I didn't know what to expect when I first picked up Jennifer...
Radio Amina and Aisha’s Song: Short Films Giving...
Radio Amina and Aisha’s Song are two documentary-style short films produced by...
A Computer and a Webcam: Finding Muslim Love...
With Valentine’s Day coming up, I have found myself wondering about relationships,...
Book Review: “Reclaim Your Heart” by Yasmin Mogahed
A number of initiatives have been launched in the last few years...
The Women that Need Saving: A Reflection on...
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One-Dimensional Hijab Stories
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Bones of the #Mipsterz Debacle
The beginning of December brought a season of joy and cheer. For...
Review: Do Muslim Women Need Saving?
Editor’s note: Many of us at MMW have previously cited Lila Abu-Lughod’s...
Survival and Shame in "Corona" by Bushra Rehman
“Being free from shame is a beautiful freedom” Corona is Bushra Rehman’s...
Sexy Fun and What’s Up with “Halal” Sex...
Growing up in Mexico, immersed in a culture that debated “Western” values...
Take Off Your Veil to Rock the World
The daughter of a close friend recently turned 10, and I went...
What Should We Make of the Malala Issue?
Editor’s note: Malala Yousafzai has been extensively covered in media lately, and several...
"Snow White: An Islamic Tale" Reviewed
Terrified screams rip through a dark forest. Ghostly eyes leer and skeletal...
Little Hijabis: To Wear or Not to Wear?
Recently, a series of online shopping sites were brought to my attention:...
The Scary Independent Woman
A few weeks ago, an Indonesian religious teacher triggered a debate on...
"Cinderella: An Islamic Tale" Reviewed
Pink princess toy cameras. Pink princess wallets. Pink princess magic meal time...
Burka Avenger: Lady in Black
When I wear hijab, I find that the average Pakistani takes me...
Book Review: And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled...
Like Khaled Hosseini’s two earlier novels, The Kite Runner (2003) and A...
Privilege and Prayer Spaces: An Interview with Hind...
“I am airing dirty laundry, because it needs to get washed” -...
An Interview with "Haldol and Hyacinths" author Melody...
I recently read Melody Moezzi’s new memoir, Haldol and Hyacinths: A Bipolar...
My Ramadan Media
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On (Not) Living Up to the Hijab Tutorial...
It was after my marriage that I decided to wear a hijab...
Breaking Down Stereotypes: Somali Women Always Agents of...
Recently, the Huffington Post re-published an Associated Press article on Sufi resurgence...
How Do Muslim Girls Fare in U.S. Kids’...
My toddler cousins, like all children their age, were born into a...
Beard Memes and the Proper Hijab Narrative
This post was originally posted at wood turtle’s blog. The day my friend...
Book Review: The Honey Thief
“When I sleep, I dream like a Hazara” (The Honey Thief, p....
Muslim Women in Development Literature
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In conversation with Pakistani Actress Saeeda Imtiaz
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Review - Sex and the Citadel: Intimate Life...
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Hide Your Children, Hide Your Family, Hide Your...
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Interview with Celebrity Food Blogger Thasneen Ansi
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