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Trainee Lawyer Humiliated in Italy Over Hijab

A Muslim trainee lawyer was humiliated after a judge has ejected her from an administrative court in north Italy last week for not removing her hijab, Anadolu Agency reported on Tuesday.


Childbirth: Gentle Initiation Into Motherhood

Many people today view childbirth as something scary and painful. Ask any woman about birth and she will most likely tell you that birth is painful, fearsome and full of complications. Women are usually so caught up in the idea of pain in childbirth that this overshadows simple, logical truths – that birth is a …

Do Muslim Women Need Financial Independence?

I often come across rather polarized views regarding women and wealth. On one end, are the slightly misogynistic myths that purport that if a woman is allowed to earn her own money and become financially independent, she becomes too headstrong and rebellious, and loses interest in living a simple life that is spent mostly at …

Why I Wear Hijab

Why I Wear Hijab

I often wonder whether people see me as a radical fundamentalist and terrorist Muslim who hides an AK-47 assault rifle underneath her jean jacket. Perhaps, they see me as the poster girl for oppressed womanhood everywhere. I am not sure which of the two it is. I get the whole gamut of strange looks, stares, …

"Unveiled" Play Addresses Stereotypes About Muslims

Giving voice to hijabi women, an American Muslim woman’s solo performance, planned February in Boston, will depict the negative portrayal of veiled women post 9/11 in a bid to create dialogue, amid soaring Islamophobia.

Muslim Women Who Owned 2017

2017 was a great year for Muslim women! From hijabi barbies to getting sworn into public office (on the Quran, no less!), Muslim women are doing big things and have every reason to celebrate our incredible milestones! Check the following to feel inspired, proud, and pumped to aspire to even greater heights in 2018, and …

where is my home

“Where is My Home?” An American Muslim Wife Ponders

I’m still not sure where my home is. I think of going back to Marrakech, and I’m filled with warmth and excitement for everything that await me there.. Though I was born and raised in the United States, for much of 2012 and the beginning of 2013 I lived in Marrakech, Morocco, my husband’s hometown. …

Marriage from divorcees

Marriage Today - Let's Stop Marginalizing Divorcees

“Bechaari (an Urdu word meaning “poor thing”), says the sixty-something lady with a sigh, as she mentions a twenty-something young girl.“She got divorced after her nikah, even before the rukhsati. (an Urdu word for the official ceremony).” The other ladies present sigh audibly, cluck their tongues, and start shaking their heads slowly in unison. “Poor …

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