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Empowering Muslim Women through First all-Muslim Sorority in US

Empowering Muslim Women through First All-Muslim Sorority in US

The first all-Muslim sorority on campus and in the nation has gained its Greek letters. UTD Mercury States. Originally established as the organization Muslimahs for Change by alumna Samira Maddox, Mu Delta Alpha was founded at UTD and has recently evolved into a professional sorority. MDA started with three members, but now has 40 active members …

Iowa Students Try Hijab for a Day

IOWA – The Muslim Student Association at the University of Iowa invited their colleagues to try hijab for one day last week, to correct misconceptions about Muslim women and their Islamic outfit. “I think it’s nice for others to step in someone else’s shoes one day and see what it’s actually about instead of just …

African American Muslim Woman Runs for Congress

SPRINGFIELD – A Springfield African American Muslim woman will be running for the US Congress to represent working families and underserved voices in her community in Western Massachusetts. “This status quo at the Berkshire Athenaeum doesn’t serve the common people. The system is designed to favor the elite,” Tahirah Amatul-Wadud told World Religion News on …

Idaho City Might Get its First Muslim Council Member

This Woman Could Become First Muslim on Idaho City Council

POCATELLO – Beenish Mannan could become Pocatello City Council first Muslim member, thanks to the mayor of the Idahoan city who recommended her to join the body. “Beenish Mannan brings a really good perspective when you look at what she and her family have done for the community,” Mayor of Pocatello city in Idaho Brian …

Women Urged to Stay Home On "Punish a Muslim" Day

LONDON – British Muslim women are being urged to stay at home, hide their hijabs, and avoid collecting children from school alone on Tuesday, April 3, the sick so-called ‘Punish a Muslim Day’. “Sisters please be warned that on 3rd April DO NOT GO OUT they have made a national punish a Muslim day!” a …

Black Muslims Mourn Stephon Clark, African-American Convert

NEW YORK – In the US, Black Muslims and their fellow Black citizens have mourned the death of an African-American Muslim convert gunned down by police violence. Stephon Clark, 22 and unarmed, was shot 8 times in the back, neck, arm, shoulder, and armpit, which many consider a contradiction of police account that he was …

American Convert Starts Fashion Line for Muslim Women

DAYTONA – Loose sleeved shirts, pants of relaxed-fabric, and an attractive variety of hijab collections, those are part of the creations of the Muslim convert fashionista Lisa Vogl featured at the American chain Macy’s first ever launch of a women’s modest clothing line. “There are millions of Muslim women here in the US, and there’s …

Artist Uses Comics to Capture Muslim Women Life in America

HOUSTON, TEXAS – On the occasion of #MuslimWomenDay, several Muslim women have shared their success stories for others to inspire and offer an insight into a community usually misrepresented in the media. Huda Fahmy, an American Muslim artist, who lives in the suburbs of Houston, is giving Muslim women a voice, by using her Instagram …

US Muslims Mark #MuslimWomenDay

NEW YORK – Celebrating Muslim women’s struggles, dreams, and resistance, American Muslims mark Tuesday, March 27, the second Muslim Women Day. “We wanted to create a day where we just celebrate Muslim women…and engineer a new precedent for Muslim women’s representation in mainstream media,” Amani Al-Khatahtbeh, founder of Muslim Girl blog told CNN. “Muslim Women‘s …

Seattle Workshop Fights Islamophobia

SEATTLE – Seattle Muslims have organized a workshop to counter rising Islamophobic crimes targeting Muslim women in the US, promoting women safety and teaching them how to cooperate with police to protect themselves. “We don’t know what our right, we don’t know what to do,” Farhiya Mohamed, executive director of the Somali Family Safety Taskforce, …



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