The End of an Era

In August 2007, I started Muslimah Media Watch as a place to complain about the way Muslim women appeared in the media. In the four years since, MMW has expanded into a worldwide network of smart, engaging Muslimah writers. We’ve transformed the blogosphere and the classroom with our critical look at media and Muslim women, and I’m incredibly proud at the work that my MMW sisters and I have done.But after four years, I realize that I no longer have anything to give to that which I gave birth to … [Read more...]

Friday Links | September 2, 2011

It's been a busy Eid week, readers. We're sorry to divert from the normal Friday links, but are presenting a shortened version this week. We'll be back to our regular programming next week!A Latina fights stereotypes in her own community about what happens when a woman converts to Islam: "As soon as I started wearing [the hijab] I got a lot of stares," said Fikri, 27, who was raised as a Christian in East Harlem's Thomas Jefferson Houses and became a Muslim seven years ago."Even my own … [Read more...]

Eid Mobarak!

Image credit here.Happy Eid Al-Fitr, dear readers and supporters! … [Read more...]

Friday Links | August 26, 2011

Success magazine looks at Moroccan Olympic runner Nawal El Moutawakel.Nazish Noorani was murdered after finishing iftar, allegedly under the authority of her husband. May God give her justice. Read more on domestic violence and Nazish at AltMuslimah and MuslimVoices.In the Philippines, several Muslim religious groups and organizations have signed a manifesto advocating Muslim women to breastfeed their children.The All India Muslim Women Personal Law Board backs Anna Hazare's … [Read more...]

Friday Links | August 19, 2011

Okay, so our readers have spoken! Our original Friday link format is back! We'll do our best to keep it this way!Somali women face immense battles: famine, political instability, and rape.An interview with Anjum Zamrooda Habib, a prominent Kashmiri resistance fighter.The Washington Post profiles an Egyptian woman who's gaining fame by teaching Egyptians how to prepare food they can actually afford.A Muslim schoolgirl in Mangalore, India, is fighting for the right to wear hijab at … [Read more...]

Out of the Mouth of Babes

...comes outstanding wisdom! young lady rants about something we've all had enough of: comparing women to precious objects or food or in order to convince us to wear hijab. We've written about this before, but it's refreshing to see it put together in another way.Preach, sister! … [Read more...]

It’s That Time Again!

The Eight Annual Brass Crescent Awards are upon us!In case you're new to the Brass Crescent Awards, they're "an annual awards ceremony that honors the best writers and thinkers of the emerging Muslim blogosphere (aka the Islamsphere). Nominations are taken from blog readers, who then vote for the winners."Nominate your favorite blogs here. Nominations close September 6! … [Read more...]