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Why Are Niqabis Marginalized By Non-Muslims & Muslims?

Women who face veil — also known as niqabis — are often thrown to the wolves by the Muslim majority to break out of stereotypes imposed on the veil by the Western world through Orientalism and Islamophobia. In other words, women who wear veils are affected by respectability politics. Respectability politics is a form of…

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Meet the 2022 Class of Muslim Women To Watch

Every year, we ask our readers to nominate the Muslim women that have defined our moment and set the bar for the year to come. We’ve seen the last several months bring war, adversity and even controversy, but also an unrelenting commitment from Muslim women around the world to bring light to every corner from…

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10 of History’s Most Important Muslim Women

March 1st kicks off Women’s History Month! Women’s History Month started in 1995 to highlight women’s contributions to society and various historical events. Muslim Women’s Day, which happens every year on 3/27 since 2017, is a special part of Women’s History Month. Muslim women have made amazing contributions to their communities long before we were…

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What Happens When Religion Is Used To Create Division?

India and Pakistan emerged as two separate sovereign nations in 1947. Different factions of the freedom struggle movement contributed in their own unique way. Ultimately they freed themselves and the people from the clutches of British colonizers that arrived in India during the early 17th century, masquerading as traders with an intent to puncture the…

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The Politicization of Muslim Girls at School Starts Early in Britain

Politicisation started back at school when I was a girl in year 8; I signed off my emails with an e-petition to release Baba Ahmed from incarceration in a U.S. super-max prison under the No Evidence Required Act 2003. I had support from a fellow Muslimah, but one of my closest friends was sceptical of…

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Stop Acid Attacks: How Misogyny Is Surging in Kashmir

Toxic aggression resulted in unjustified action on women in Kashmir, India. An attack that left a permanent mark on humanity, acid attacks happen all over the world, but are most common in Pakistan, India, Nepal, Bangladesh, and Uganda, according to the Acid Survivors Trust International (ASTI), based in London.  One minute, Fatima was strolling down…

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How Things Are Going for Muslim Students in France?

France was the first European country to ban the full-face veil in public areas including universities. In April 2021, the French Senate passed a new measure, proposed by the conservative right, to make it illegal for girls under 18 to wear hijab. The same occasion was also used for another proposal to apply the same…

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Here’s What You Should Know About the Fight Over Hijab in India

The Southern State of India has emerged as a new battlefield to decide on the issue of whether Hijab (an Islamic veil) can be allowed to wear as part of a girl’s uniform in public schools or not. The epicenter of conflict is the Udupi’s PU Women College where in December last year six hijab-clad…

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Why Developing Countries Remain Stuck No Matter the Effort

Have you ever wondered why some nations are always in a dire situation? Isn’t it hard to comprehend why some developing countries like Congo, Ukraine, Panama, Afghanistan, Somalia, and Sudan are always involved in horrific civil wars? Why don’t they stop these costly wars and focus on building their economies?  Isn’t it also hard to…

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Watch: Living Your Single Years Well

Since it’s Valentine’s Day, do you feel you belong with lonely Muslims? Do you scroll through your social media, wishing you could celebrate a halal partner? Or wishing that you would at least be living your single years well? Whatever you’re feeling today, know that it’s totally valid. And we hope that you don’t confuse…

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Watch: Living in America as a Black Muslim Woman

Being Black and Muslim is tough; it just feels as if you’re always out of the equation. That’s why Black History Month is not only a reminder for us that we should do better for our Black Muslim brothers and sisters, but also an acknowledgment of their Black excellence. The bias against Black skin and…

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4 Women’s Health Issues to Be Aware of

While some women’s health issues can be cured, some are long-term and permanent. Fortunately, most of them are treatable if caught early. In some cases, women may need counseling to deal with a woman’s health problems, and some may choose to undergo surgery. In any case, it is vital to understand the symptoms and the…