#NoAllMalePanels: Call for Action

A Call for Action from #MuslimMaleAllies to Pledge to End #AllMalePanels at Muslim Events - A Grassroots Collaborative InitiativeThis post is co-authored by Shehnaz Haqqani, Sabina Khan-Ibarra and Zahra Khan. Because of the trend of all-male panels at Muslim events - as recently publicized through Twitter conversations with the hashtags #AddFemaleSpeakers and #NextTimeRememberHer, Muslim women and their allies have initiated a drive to challenge this patriarchal norm and demand the inc … [Read more...]

The Message International says NO! to Domestic Violence

In the past, I have been critical of Muslim organizations for their relative silence on issues affecting women. So I was pleasantly surprised when the entire February/March edition of the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA)’s magazine, The Message International, was dedicated to domestic violence. The front cover was nice with a picture of street signs that read "NO! TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE" . The release of the issue coincided with the tragic murder of Aasiya Hassan.To have a Muslim p … [Read more...]