Category: FEMINISM

Makeup and the Hijab: A Study with Seven Muslim Women Explores Possible Contradictions

| August 9, 2010 | 19 Comments
Makeup and the Hijab: A Study with Seven Muslim Women Explores Possible Contradictions

A Study with Seven Muslim Women Explores Possible Contradictions By Ruhi Al-Ahmed For the majority of women across the globe, makeup has almost become a necessity for them. Samina Akhter, a Muslim businesswoman has launched UK’s first “halal makeup” meaning that it is 100% free of alcohol and animal products. After reading this article on […]

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Among Refugees, Mothers and Children Must Always Come First

| July 17, 2010 | 1 Comment
Among Refugees, Mothers and Children Must Always Come First

In the plight of people, especially refugees, we must always, always do what we can to protect women and children first. This is without question and without compromise. The condition of a woman in a third-world mindset is one of the greatest cruelties, especially if she is a mother, and worse if she is a […]

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Limitations for Women in Muslim Marriages

| April 13, 2010 | 0 Comments
Limitations for Women in Muslim Marriages

A Look at the Double Standards in Muslim Marriages When it comes to Muslim marriages, what’s good for the goose isn’t good for the gander. In both the Quran and in the Sunnah (sayings of Prophet Muhammad), a Muslim man is allowed to marry a non-Muslim woman as long as she is a believer (Jewish […]

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Between Culture and Corruption: The Story of Assiya Rafiq

| July 29, 2009 | 0 Comments
Between Culture and Corruption: The Story of Assiya Rafiq

By Nicholas D. Kristof Source: NY Times MEERWALA, Pakistan  – After being kidnapped at the age of 16 by a group of thugs and enduring a year of rapes and beatings, Assiya Rafiq was delivered to the police and thought her problems were over. Then, she said, four police officers took turns raping her. The […]

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Q & A: Representation of Muslim Women in the British Press

| June 23, 2009 | 0 Comments

UK Journalist Charlie Francis-Pape researched the ethics around the representation of Islamic women in the British press.  The following is a Q & A session between Ms. Francis-Pape and Shireen Qudosi.THE PRESS AND ISLAM CFP:  Do you think the general British public understand Islam? SQ: With exception, I feel they have a very limited perspective […]

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Q & A: Muslim Women

| May 7, 2009 | 0 Comments
Q & A:   Muslim Women

May 5, 2009 Sacramento’s Paul Smith comes forward with a few questions that have been on his mind. These lingering questions were perhaps magnified ever since a local paper featured a story on a local Islamic school reverberating stereotypes often associated with Muslim women. PS: What is the deal about a woman being raped and […]

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Muslim Cries Against Sarah Maple Drown out Aisha Duhulow’s Cries for Help

| November 8, 2008 | 0 Comments
Muslim Cries Against Sarah Maple Drown out Aisha Duhulow’s Cries for Help

Over the last month, Muslims on the streets and on social networking sites have been expressing their hatred for Sarah Maple.  But hardly any of those uttered a word of Aisha Duhulow. Recent spotlight in the art world has been on Sarah Maple, whose viewpoint on being a Muslim in a Western society has drawn […]

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