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1 in 4 Veiled Muslim Women Attacked in NY Subway

NEW YORK – The Commission on Human Rights of New York, USA, found that Muslims beside other religious minorities of the city experienced widespread bias, discrimination, harassment and assaults in recent years. “27% of veiled Muslim Arab women said they have been pushed on a subway platform,” a survey conducted by the commission and reported by …

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For Desperate Housewives: Tricks for Happiness

Are you a “stay-at-home” mom who finds herself overwhelmed with household responsibilities? Are you bored of everyday chores that you have to undertake? Do you feel like trapped in your own house? If you are a stay-at-home wife or mother, if you feel like you are stuck in a boring daily routine, you have to …

Exclusive Interview with British Muslim Honored With MBE

LONDON – The Queen’s Birthday Honor List saw British Muslim Akeela Ahmed, founder of She Speaks We Hear, awarded an MBE (Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) for her work in empowering women from across the diverse faith communities. Among her objectives is to correct stereotypes of Muslim women often portrayed …

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Beware of the Convert Zone – What Not to Say to a Convert

Recently, I was at a local park with my daughters, attempting to follow their exuberant patterns as they capered joyfully from swing to slide to monkey bars. After several minutes, I became aware of an elderly couple nearby.   Apparently they were observing me and my children with interest. The man had a long, bushy grey …

I’tikaf

I’tikaf Through Woman’s Eyes

When the last 10 nights of Ramadan approach, Muslim men around the world prepare for I’tikaf – a time of seclusion, prayer and meditation in the masjid. It is a truly blessed time that any Muslim would be honored to participate in. Separation from worldly stresses and distractions to focus solely upon Allah; who could …

Period and Ramadan – Can We Talk About It?

You either dread its arrival or look forward to a few days of reprieve from fasting. Periods. The natural and healthy occurrence every woman goes through to cleanse the uterus and prepare the body for a chance at the miracle of life. Bet you never looked at it that way. How many women really celebrate …

First Hijabi Referee Makes History in the UK

LONDON – As the football season draws to a close, Jawahir Roble has made history, becoming the first female Muslim referee in the UK, and she also wears hijab. “When I first turned up to the match you could hear some boys just giggling, “No way she is the ref?! no!”,” Roble, who is commonly …

My Job Is a Full-time Mother

My Job Is a Full-time Mother

British author, George Orwell, once said, “We have now sunk to a depth at which the restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men.” As true as this may have been during Orwell’s lifetime—he died in 1950—it seems even more so in our contemporary discussions about the importance of motherhood. Why is …

Calgary Muslim Women Explore Sex, Intimacy & Sisterhood

CALGARY – Coming to Calgary for the fourth year, hundreds of Muslim women gathered for a day-long conference on Saturday, May 5, to talk about identity, sisterhood, and taboo topics of sex and intimacy. “There is this really safe space for women to come together and talk about issues that are important to them, whether …



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