Friday Links — December 26, 2008

Islam in Europe highlights a niqabi protest in Brussels, Belgium.Two women in Iran committed suicide in response to violence from their husbands. May Allah give them peace.Aaminah Hern├ández writes two great posts about how women are defined according to men.Saudi Arabia has no place for Nujoods. Via ProgressiveIslam. More from the Guardian and the Saudi Gazette.Pakistan will issue a 10 rupee coin in honor of Benazir Bhutto.Apparently, all it takes to be … [Read more...]

A great big thank-you!

Muslimah Media Watch earned an honorable mention at this year's Brass Crescent Awards, alhamdulillah!We would like to thank all of you that voted! Be sure to check out the winner's list: there are some great blogs on it.A big thanks goes to all of our readers, whether you voted or not. Your comments, both positive and critical, and your support mean a lot to us.The biggest thanks of all goes to all of the wonderful contributors to MMW: they all work so very hard and put so much of … [Read more...]

Friday Links — December 19, 2008

The Mirwais Meena girls' school in Kandahar is still empty after the acid attacks on students.Meribeth Deen profiles a Saudi designer who specializes in women's clothes.Indian Muslims takes a look at reactions to the Kerala Muslim Marriage Bill.Yasmeen Khan explores British desis in comedy.A photograph exhibit on hejab is in the U.A.E.Sheikh Hasina's election promises.This is just fucked up.The New Nation covers Begum Rokeya's role in pioneering … [Read more...]

Friday Links — December 12, 2008

Muslim women in Jaipur, India, came out to vote in large numbers last week.Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil plans to run against Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz for the post of Wanita Umno chief in Malaysia at the party polls next March.The Guardian profiles photographer Haleh Anvari.Last week Bangladesh celebrated Begum Rokeya Day.The National highlights female racers organizing a charity drive in the U.A.E.IslamOnline covers the E.U.'s backing of the hejab … [Read more...]

Eid Mobarak!

We at Muslimah Media Watch want to wish all our readers a joyous and blessed Eid al Adha!    … [Read more...]

Friday Links — December 5, 2008

The Times Online reports on Britain's only Muslim women's cycling club.The Philadelphia Inquirer profiles Pray the Devil Back to Hell, a documentary about Muslim and Christian Liberian women joining together to stop Liberia's civil war.Amid backlash, Malaysian authorities back down on the yoga ban. More analysis from The Star Online and Sun2Surf.On activism against violence against women in the Muslim community in South Africa.The Muslim News reports on a conference … [Read more...]

Let the Brass Crescent Voting Begin!

The Brass Crescent Awards final round of voting is now open! This year's nominations boast a lot of great and thoughtful blogs, so the awards should be interesting.Unfortunately, we didn't win a nomination for Best Female Blog...But we are nominated for Best Group Blog! :DVoting ends December 19th, so please show us some love! You can vote here. … [Read more...]