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The Sisters: A Positive Representation of Canadian Muslim Women

Alia Youssef is a talented Canadian Muslim Photographer who is doing a great job! She created The Sisters Project, a photo series of Canadian Muslim women that aims to shatter stereotypes around who Muslim women are and their role in Canadian society. The Muslim Identity As a young girl, Youssef  struggled with the way she was perceived …

This Muslim Photographer's Lens Shatters Stereotypes Surrounding Women

TORONTO – As a young photography student in Toronto, Alia Youssef decided she had the responsibility and the skills to do something to counter the negative narratives that exist around Muslim women in Canada. “Muslim women constantly have this one-dimensional image being stamped repeatedly on them. That every Muslim woman is oppressed, she is often silent, she is …

Misogyny

How Do Muslim Women Encourage Misogyny?

Domestic violence, sexual harassment and abuse, misogyny in all its forms – whether in the East or the West, Muslim or non-Muslim, all these diseases are alive and well in our societies. “Women shouldn’t be dressing a certain way if they don’t want to be attacked”; “Sometimes a mouthy woman just needs to be disciplined …

Hijab: Yes It Comes with Challenges But What Doesn't?

Hijab: Yes It Comes with Challenges, But What Doesn't?

Being raised in a non Muslim country certainly has its challenges. More so if you are a young hijabi girl. the current rise of the right-wing wave makes it more challenging to be a visible Muslim. Terrorism, oppression and fundamentalism are only a few of the buzzwords that accompany discussions about Muslim women. Particularly so on …

Mentally-ill Muslim Mother Inspires Aid for Other Patients

LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas – A mental illness can be a frustrating factor that ruins the life of the patient and his/her family. However, in light of the Islamic concept of ‘test from Allah’ or ‘ibtilaa’, a Pakistani Muslim family was inspired by their schizophrenic mother to create a charity initiative that helps others with mental …

BBC's Bodyguard: Showing Off Muslim Women Stereotypes

LONDON – Many of us can still hear the depth of Whitney Houston’s voice in her acting debut The Bodyguard. A sound so deep it captivated the music charts for months, a soundtrack which became the bestselling of all time. But this love story is very different from the recent BBC production, a six-part series …

Leeds Islamic Center Celebrates Inspirational Muslim Women

LEEDS, Yorkshire – The Islamic center in Leeds, in the northern English county of Yorkshire, will be celebrating the untold success stories of inspirational Muslim women who have contributed over many generations to the life of the city. “We have an exhibition that tours all over the country, which highlights Muslim contributions to the NHS …

UK Muslim Group to Train Women on Running Mosques

LONDON – A leading British Muslim umbrella group has announced the launch of a six-month program to train women for leadership positions in mosques and increase diversity in community bodies. “This lack of diversity is unacceptable and it is essential for the management boards of mosques and third sector organizations in general to reflect the …

How Can Muslim Women Live the Sunnah Today?

How Can Muslim Women Live the Sunnah Today?

Our Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) was appointed as Allah’s last Messenger to establish Islam on earth as guidance for humankind before the final reckoning. He was the leader of  Muslim Ummah; their guide and role model. His actions, both personal and public, were divinely guided, so much so that he became the …

Defying Odds, Visually-Impaired Hijabi Thrives as Boxer

‘I’m a Muslim woman, I’m visually impaired and I’m a boxer’ GLASGOW – Despite the fact that Sannah Hussain was born with weak muscles and serious visual impairment, the fit, strong Muslim woman has a steely determination to succeed in the boxing ring. “I’ve always been an active person regardless of my vision, regardless of …



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