The Colourful Hijab of the African Muslimah

Photo from the Darfur Sartorialist (source).

The Darfur Sartorialist is an exhibition launched by Portuguese urban engineer, humanitarian and photographer Pedro Matos to showcase the colourful clothing and trendy fashion sense of women in Darfur, Sudan.Matos was in Darfur for three and a half years with the World Food Programme when he started taking these photographs in a country where it is apparently forbidden to do so. Initially surprised by the style and fashion that thrives in Darfur, contrary to Western images of the region … [Read more...]

Hope from Whom and for Whom? Palestine as a Muslim Cause

Israel's war on the Palestinians may be over for now, but the conflict remains. About a week and a half ago, I received an email from a wonderful organization, Jewish Voice for Peace, asking me to sign onto a letter to President Obama asking him to create a just foreign policy regarding Israel and Palestine. The title of the email was "Hope," obviously referencing President's Obama's slogan, and the artistic effects of the pictures accompanying the email mirrored Obama's now internationally … [Read more...]


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