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Salaam, loyal readers! I hope you’ve gotten your votes in and confirmed for the Brass Crescent Awards; they end today! Also, the newest issue of Bitch magazine is out; be sure to pick up a copy so you can read one of MMW’s earlier posts, featured in the Love It/Shove It section.
A young Canadian girl is allegedly murdered by her father because she did not want to wear hejab. May Allah grant her peace.
In the wake of what happened to the girl mentioned above, a woman from the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community of Toronto insists that hejab is not actually mandatory.
Baroness Warsi, a Muslim member of the U.K. Conservative party, fights against the idea that voting and education for women are un-Islamic.
Saudi Arabia will no longer allow women under 45 from making hajj unless the women are accompanied by a close male relative (mahram). Between this and Saudi Arabia’s proposed closure of the interior of the Haram Masjid to women a few years ago, I don’t think I like the way things are heading for female hajjis.
An Indonesian woman wishes her husband would take a second wife.
Muslim groups in Manipur, India, want to ban school girls from wearing skirts.
A Muslim women’s soccer team in Alberta, Canada, faces a temporary ban from the field because some of them wear hejabs. Booo! Enough already!
Midwives and same-sex doctors accommodate Muslim women’s needs during birthing.
The Arab News takes a look at societal factors related to abuse of women in Saudi Arabia.
Ali Eteraz looks at how Muslims are overcoming stereotypes, despite the fact that mainstream media organizations ignore all our efforts.
Sisters get hooked up at hajj.
Jackie Salloum’s film Slingshot Hip Hop will be shown at this year’s Sundance Film Festival; she was one of 64 chosen out of over three thousand submissions. Barikallah!
An alternative swimsuit to the burkini, the Mustaqim swimsuit, goes into production.
Montreal wants to ban judges and teachers from wearing hejab.
Confessions of a Gambler is running at the Dubai film festival; it tells the story of a Muslim woman who struggles with her community and her gambling addiction.
Moscow opens a medical clinic that will specifically treat the needs of Muslim men and women.