Happy New Year! + Taking a Break

Salaams and happy 2015, dear MMW readers!The MMW team will be taking a break for a couple months as we deal with other commitment in our lives and work outside of the blog.  We may have a few posts here and there over the next little while, and Eren will be sharing past posts through our Facebook and Twitter feeds, but otherwise things will be pretty quiet around here.  We wish you a great start to the new year, and hope to be posting regularly again by the beginning of March, inshallah. … [Read more...]

Eid Mubarak! + MMW Hiatus for August

Homemade Eid card from wood turtle and her daughters.

All the best Eid wishes to you and your loved ones from the MMW team!  If you missed any of our Ramadan posts, you can find them all here.Muslimah Media Watch will be going on hiatus for the month of August, as several of our writers are traveling or otherwise in need of a break.  We may post occasionally during the month, but for the most part this blog will be pretty quiet for August, and we look forward to getting back into the swing of things in September! … [Read more...]

Eid Mubarak!

Muslim women in Indonesia at Eid-ul-Adha prayers last year. AP Photo, via the Huffington Post.

All of us at Muslimah Media Watch send our best wishes to all of our readers this Eid-ul-adha (whichever day/s you are celebrating it!)  Have a happy and blessed holiday! … [Read more...]

Nominate MMW for a Brass Crescent Award!

brass crescent awards

As you may know, nominations for the Brass Crescent Awards are currently open.  According to their website, "The Brass Crescent Awards is an annual awards ceremony that honors the best writers and thinkers of the emerging Muslim blogosphere (aka the Islamsphere)."  If you enjoy the work that Muslimah Media Watch does, we would be honoured to be nominated.  Nominations are open until Thursday, August 8, and can be done through the Brass Crescent Awards website. … [Read more...]

Ramadan Mubarak!

The ceiling of the Şakirin Mosque in Istanbul, the interior of which was designed by a woman.

All of us at MMW wish you our very best this Ramadan - whether it starts tonight or tomorrow night (or even if you don't actually celebrate it but are joining us for the ride!)As you may remember, last year we marked Ramadan by taking a break from our usual media analysis and instead offering up a series of more personal reflections and memories that Ramadan inspires; you can find all of those posts here.  We'll be doing the same thing this year, and I'm excited about all of the posts and … [Read more...]

Introducing MMW’s Newest Writers!

Hello and salaams MMW friends,The MMW team is excited to announce that we've recently welcomed six new writers on board!  We are very happy that the following women (listed along with their recent guest posts, so you can get a sense of their writing if you haven't already) have joined our team of regular writers:Shireen Ahmed ("Hijab in Sport and Unhelpful Media Biases" and "World Hijab Day: Everyone’s Favourite Dress-Up Day")Amina Jabbar ("The Subtleties of Being Caught in the Cr … [Read more...]

Do You Want to Write for Muslimah Media Watch?

A number of MMW writers are stepping back over the next few months, so we're currently looking for a few more people to add to the team.  Although the position is unpaid, being a MMW contributor is a great way to gain writing experience, and to connect to an awesome community of Muslim women (if we may say so ourselves!)We're looking especially for contributors who might have perspectives that aren't already reflected among MMW's writers.  So if you come from a part of the world or a p … [Read more...]