Are We Still Talking About the Hijab? Well, Yes

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There's a lot brewing in the American autism community this week, and while I'm mulling things over and how I feel about it (it's coming in a later post, I promise), I thought I'd leave autism out of the picture today (gasp! Is that possible?) and share with you some interesting hijab-related articles that have come my way from some our wonderful Patheos bloggers.I rarely write about the hijab (headscarf) on my blog, because there are much better writers covering all angles of this … [Read more...]

Hijab and Modesty – Two Unique Perspectives (No, Really!)

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When it comes to Muslim women and hijab (whether we're talking literally about wearing or not wearing the headscarf and other forms of modest dressing or about the act of modesty), the subject matter has been dissected to death - from how a woman dons the hijab (She's being too fashionable! Clothes are covering the body but are tight-fitting, so what's the point? A headscarf is not enough. You must wear a burqa.), to how others perceive the hijab (If you wear it, you're a "good Muslim woman," if … [Read more...]

Muslim Women Ask if Religion Bars Them from Leadership Roles

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“Change doesn’t happen by itself. You need change agents.” – Daisy KhanUpwards of 200 (mostly Muslim) women from about 50 countries have gathered this weekend in historic Istanbul, Turkey to look at how women are and can be leaders across all facets of life – spiritual, political, social, economic, and family – and whether religious barriers hinder women from working in positions of leadership. This is the third global WISE (Women’s Islamic Initiative in Spirituality and Equality) conference, … [Read more...]


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