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US Water Park Allows Burkinis for Muslim Women

After two years of campaigning to have their modest swimming attire allowed, Ruhee Kapadia and her 15-year-old daughter were pleased for the new policy of Echo Park Pool in New York which has lately allowed burkini for Muslim women, Huffington Post reported. “It was like a dream that day. It was just this moment of this …

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Canadian City Plans Privacy Swims for Muslim Women

At a time when burkini is banned in France, the city of New Westminster, British Columbia, has concluded an agreement with the Canadian Muslim community on planning privacy swims for Muslim women, New West Record reported. “Privacy swims are of relevance as related to religious practices of some members of the community that dictate that genders …

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Contestants Vie for 2019 Miss Muslimah USA Crown

On July 18, fifteen young, inspiring, and ambitious Muslim women will be vying for the title of Miss Muslimah USA when the third annual pageant is held at Dearborn, Michigan’s Ford Community and Performing Arts Center. Miss Muslimah Pageant USA was founded in 2016 and crowned its first pageant winner in 2017. The 2018 pageant’s winner is …

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Group Reclaims Muslim Women's Voices from Secular Narratives

At a difficult time for Muslims, a UK national Muslim women’s organization is working to dispel media stereotypes and help Muslim women combat hate and prejudice, Asian Image reported. “For me it is a time to be a Muslim woman without fear, compromise or discrimination,” Dr. Siema Iqbal said. Dr. Iqbal is one of the …

Muslim Actor Breaks Barriers in Spider-Man Latest Movie

For decades, Hollywood blockbuster films depicting a hijabi woman has been a far-fetched dream for British actress Zoha Rahman. But Marvel Cinematic Universe is making this dream become a reality by picking her in the upcoming sequel Spider-Man: Far From Home in which Rahman plays Spider-Man’s classmate joining him on a field trip across Europe, …

Free Self-Defense Classes for Dunedin Muslim Women

A self-defense teacher in New Zealand’s second largest city of Dunedin is now offering a free class specifically for women who wear hijab, hoping the course will give Muslim women defensive options, Otago Daily Times reported. “It’s just a three-hour course I’ve organized in partnership with the Omani students association here on campus,” Bell Murphy …

Women Association Inspires More Young Muslim Girls to Play Sports

Launched five years ago, the Muslimah Sports Association (MSA) has been working to empower young sportive Muslim women, as well as overcome cultural barriers and funding problems, The FA reported. “The MSA was originally for Muslim women who wanted an outlet to play sport that catered for their religious or cultural needs,” Yashmin Harun, founder …

Why do we have Muslim feminists?

Why Do We Have Muslim Feminists?

While Islam is perfect, Muslims are not. We must own up to our deficiencies. When people who are feeling oppressed share their concerns, we must not contradict them or disregard their complaints.

New Zealand Public Forum Celebrates Muslim Women

A public forum in Auckland, New Zealand is set to celebrate the diversity of Muslim women thought, lifestyle, and achievements in the country, Scoop reported. “The Celebrating Muslim Women forum will show just some of the diversity of thought, lifestyle, and achievements within New Zealand’s community of Muslim women,” says Leonie Morris, Auckland Women’s Centre …

Muslim Women Defy Burkini Ban at French Pool

Inspired by US rights activist Rosa Parks, a group of French Muslim women have defied a burkini ban at their local swimming pool in the southeastern city of Grenoble, bathing in suits covering their entire bodies. Speaking to the BBC, two of the Muslim women involved in the protest, Hassiba and Latifa, said they should …



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