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Boxing Rules Rewritten for Hijabi Muslims

“I fight the prejudices by boxing with my headscarf” LAUSANNE – The International Boxing Association (AIBA) has amended their guidelines to allow female boxers to wear hijabs at international competitions “should they want to due to regligious reasons,” Harpers Bazaar Arabia reported on February 20. “I fight the prejudices by boxing with my headscarf,” …

Harvard Graduate to Launch Book on Coping with Islamophobia

Zainab Merchant is a Muslim-American Harvard graduate student from Florida who also runs a political commentary website, Z. R. Studios. According to ACLU, she has been singled out for excessive, humiliating searches and treatment by TSA and U.S. border officers every time she encounters them. Zainab Merchant will be coming to Mississauga in March  for the launch …

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Muslim Women: "Stay In Your Houses"?

Short answer: Of course not. The wives of the Prophet, who were directly referenced (“Oh wives of the Prophet…”) did not take these verses literally and lived their normal lives, inside and outside the house. “On the contrary, like Muslim men, Muslim women can go out, learn, and work, provided that they observe decency and …

Are You Just Down or Truly Depressed? Honest Tea Talk (Video)

Are You Just Down or Truly Depressed? Honest Tea Talk (Video)

Have you survived depression? Are we making it difficult for Muslim women by associating depression with weak iman (faith)? Is depression still a taboo topic with you? It’s not with the women of the web series Honest Tea Talk. Sumayah, Aliyah and LaYinka share their personal accounts of being down versus being clinically depressed. This …

Toronto Multi-faith Coalition Breaks Silence about Violence against Women

TORONTO – World Interfaith Harmony Week is being celebrated in Toronto this week with a series of multi-faith gatherings including a forum of Faith leaders held on Tuesday, February 5th to discuss the common experiences of religious communities around the issue of violence against women. The event themed ‘Break the Silence’ was hosted by the …

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Why You Shouldn’t Worry About Wearing Hijab in Job Interviews

‘I wish I was stronger.’ Sarah said, looking at her hands. ‘I’ve worn the hijab everyday of my life since I was fourteen.’ She sighed. ‘Now I put it on in the morning, go to work and take it off in the parking lot. I don’t feel like myself.’ Sarah and I were sitting in …

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

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 …

Black women and Islam

Black Women and Islam

African American women have played a major role in the spread and the nurturance of Islam in the African American community. They’ve always been in leadership roles, been in the forefront of our movement in our community…

Honest Tea Talk - New Talk Show Hosted by Muslimahs Gets Really Real

New Web Talk Show Hosted by Muslimahs Gets Really Real - Honest Tea Talk

“There is a lack of conversation by Muslim women that’s real within the public realm,” says Aliyah Quadri. Co-founder of the new web television talk show series Honest Tea Talk, Quadri and her two partners are filling that void with much-needed, heartfelt – well – honest talk. Inspired by Jada Pinkett Smith’s Red Table Talk …

Muslim Children’s Book Authors Promote Positive Identity

NEW YORK – Founded by Nazma Khan in 2013, World Hijab Day has become an annual observance to increase positive identities for Muslim women around the world. Women in over 140 countries take to social media to highlight the diversity of the dynamic women donning the religious scarf and accomplishing phenomenal things. Though the age …



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