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Friday Links April 17, 2015

How to keep a hijab on when skydiving in Dubai? A Canadian female skydiving instructor discusses how Muslim women can experience all the excitement in the emirate of Dubai.


What made a young Australian lady defend a Muslim woman against a racial rant? A viral video shows a Muslim couple as victims of a hateful rant.


Muslim women should be allowed to wear the veil in court, top judge in UK suggests. Lord Neuberger, the President of the Supreme Court, says that judges should show respect toward different cultures.


Burka Avenger is the game-changing Pakistani cartoon that, for the first time, has flipped the status quo on its head with its female superhero protagonist, who fights crime in her magical burka. Is it what everyone has been waiting for?


In India, the Sunni Barelvi Markaz of Dargah Ala Hazrat passed a fatwa decrying the findings of a survey by a research student of the law department at Mahatma Jyotiba Phule (MJP) Rohilkhand University on Muslim women’s views on marriage, divorce, and maintenance allowance.

Indonesia is home to about 210 million Muslims. Researchers believe most Muslim women there are circumcised. The authorities banned the practice in 2006, but backpedaled in 2010 following pressure from some of the country’s powerful religious organizations.


In recent months, Tajikistan has furthered steadied its grip on the practice of Islam with the president commenting on proper attire, reports of forced beard-shavings, and new regulations on who can travel to Mecca on hajj.


In front of a small crowd at the Duke University, Asra Nomani, a former Wall Street Journal reporter, called for reform despite attempts to silence her. She said: “By standing on stage, I was standing up to the forces in our Muslim communities that are increasingly using tactics of intimidation and smears.”


All Together podcast of The Huffington Post discusses the idea of Hijab, and follows the spiritual journeys of two Muslim women.


Ary News features the World’s first ever Muslim female pilot – Hijab Imtiaz Ali, who continues to be one of Pakistan’s most reputable authors as well.

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