An Interview with Nausheen Dadabhoy

The earthquake that shook Pakistan and Kashmir in 2005 killed thousands and left millions homeless. Pakistani-American Nausheen Dadabhoy felt it was her responsibility to give a voice to those affected by the earthquake. Through visits to hospitals and camps, Dadabhoy met Ruqiya and Khalida, two women whose lives had changed due to the disaster.In "The Ground Beneath Their Feet: A Tale of Pakistani Women," Dadabhoy presents the story of these two women, who courageously had to redefine their … [Read more...]

Material Girls: Talking about Gender and Consumerism at ISNA

I spent this past weekend at a conference near Toronto, co-hosted by ISNA Canada (the Islamic Society of North America) and Reviving the Islamic Spirit.  The theme of the convention was "Serving God, Serving Humanity: Moral Basis of Effective Social Action."  Overall, I have to say it was probably the best Islamic conference I've ever been to, and a very powerful (and much needed) pre-Ramadan spiritual boost, alhamdulillah.As much as I loved the convention, my biggest complaint, not s … [Read more...]