Eid in Four Countries

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As one final addition to our Ramadan 2013 posts, we wanted to share a series of reflections on how Eid was spent among some of our writers. Writing, respectively, from South Africa, Pakistan, Canada, and Kuwait, MMW bloggers Safiyyah, Merium, Shireen, and wood turtle bring us their experiences of food, gender issues, politics, and celebration.Safiyyah (South Africa)In South Africa this year, 'Eid day coincided with our national holiday, "Women's Day" on 9 August. Women's Day in South … [Read more...]

MMW Highlights from 2012: Part 3

As 2012 draws to a close, we’ll be posting some highlights from this year’s posts.  We published way too much to be able to go back through all of it in detail (that’s what the archives are for!), but these highlight posts will include some posts that stood out from each of our writers over the past year.  See Part 1 here, and Part 2 here."How Are Muslim Women Doing in Political Cartoons?" by Eren "When it comes to Muslim women as represented in political cartoons catered to non-Muslim Weste … [Read more...]

MMW Highlights from 2012: Part 2

As 2012 draws to a close, we’ll be posting some highlights from this year’s posts.  We published way too much to be able to go back through all of it in detail (that’s what the archives are for!), but these highlight posts will include some posts that stood out from each of our writers over the past year.  See Part 1 here."Maryam Talks Back" by Sya "But why is Maryam, even as a symbol of an “entire generation of Indonesians,” yet another Muslim woman who needs to be saved by the West?Ju … [Read more...]

MMW Highlights from 2012: Part 1

As 2012 draws to a close, we'll be posting some highlights from this year's posts.  We published way too much to be able to go back through all of it in detail (that's what the archives are for!), but the next few posts will include some posts that stood out from each of our writers over the past year."Hey Girl, You Got It Covered" by Nicole "So “You Got it Covered” is playing it wrong because very little anyone can say at this point will mean anything to anyone about the merits (or lack th … [Read more...]

MMW Eid Roundtable: Part 2

The colourful prayer space at the Eid prayer hosted by el-Tawhid Juma Circle in Toronto.

As you know, last Friday was Eid-ul-Adha, a major holiday for Muslims around the world.  Having enjoyed sharing our Ramadan experiences with our readers earlier this year, the MMW team wanted to briefly share some experiences and reflections on this Eid, focusing especially on the role of gender in how Eid is experienced in our respective communities.  In this second segment, Eren, wood turtle, Krista and Azra reflect on Eid prayers and holiday traditions in North America. (Update: You can read p … [Read more...]

MMW Eid Roundtable: Part 1

As you know, last Friday was Eid-ul-Adha, a major holiday for Muslims around the world.  Having enjoyed sharing our Ramadan experiences with our readers earlier this year, the MMW team wanted to briefly share some experiences and reflections on this Eid, focusing especially on the role of gender in how Eid is experienced in our respective communities.  In this first segment, Anike and Izzie both reflect on the role of women in cooking and preparing food for the Eid celebrations, and on how this a … [Read more...]

Muslim in America: The Experiment

CNN recently featured a story of a social science experiment conducted by Dr. Akbar Ahmed, professor and chair of Islamic Studies at American University in Washington. ...[t]he project that's been dubbed Journey into America...is an offshoot of a 2006 endeavor that took him, and a few of those traveling with him now... into the Muslim world abroad. That initial trip involving visits to mosques, madrassas (religious schools) and private homes from Syria to Indonesia became the basis of Ahmed's … [Read more...]


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