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...]

Eid Mubarak to all People…and Women

This past Monday night found me, and many others, repeatedly checking the websites of various moon-sighting organizations and local mosques and other community groups, trying to figure out which day I would celebrate Eid al-Fitr.  Some of the moon-sighting websites were still uncertain or had declared Wednesday to be Eid, so when I saw on Moonsighting.com that the moon had indeed been seen in Chile, I got excited!  It's Eid!Until I read the rest of the sentence: "Crescent Moon for Shawwal has b … [Read more...]

Eid Mobarak!

Image credit here.Happy Eid Al-Fitr, dear readers and supporters! … [Read more...]

Without a Prayer: Eid for Muslim Women in South Africa

Several weeks after Eid al-Fitr, it’s a good time to analyze the recent media embroglio about women and Eid prayers in South Africa. The ways in which South African Muslims interact with the media has changed drastically in the last few years with the rise of social media, and this has reflected itself especially in what has been called "the desktop gender jihad” (women using the internet to fight, lobby and advocate for their rights).In the weeks following Eid al-Fitr, a group of South Afr … [Read more...]


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