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Zinaid Meeran interviews Rayda Jacobs, author and actress in Confessions of a Gambler.
Concordia University holds a symposium on Muslim women and sports.
Reem Rahman responds to Othman O’Malley’s article about hejab.
Singapore bans A Jihad For Love at its film festival.
Modi al-Zahrani wishes that women could work at lingerie shops in Saudi Arabia instead of men. It seems counterintuitive to me for a man to work at a lingerie shop in a conservative country.
Women in Darfur are still at risk for sexual assault as a weapon of war.
Indonesia gets in on the Islamic swimsuit business.
A gym in Germany caters to Muslim women only.
Are New York, Milan, and Paris as fashion capitals not Islamic enough for you? Try Dubai, Kuala Lampur, and Jakarta instead.
The University of London discusses hejab at its ‘Theology and Politics of Fiqh’ symposium.
The film Khuda Ke Liye questions whether Muslim women are able to lead the lives they want.
Jamerican Muslimah breaks down male Muslim privilege in a lovely list format. This is the kind of post that makes me happy I blog, because someone finally was able to put it into words. Barikallah!
Somali Muslim girls put on a fashion show to help others understand the differences in hejab fashions.
The Tamil Nadu Muslim Women’s Jamaat helps local women in need of a voice.
Dr. Laila A. Al-Ahdab argues for pictures on ID cards for women in Saudi Arabia.
The BBC looks at survivors of acid attacks in South Asia.
In Iran, an Ayatollah issued an edict that allows men and women can contract temporary marriages online.
The Huffington Post: Let them wear scarves!
Former Bangladeshi prime minister Khaleda Zia’s appeal to stop a breakaway group from representing her party is denied.
Turkey has jailed Kurdish politician and former Nobel Peace Prize nominee Leyla Zana, accusing her of “spreading terrorist propaganda.”
Indonesian massage parlors order their female masseuses to lock their pants in an attempt to prevent prostitution. WTF?!
Reason #2,309 why Saudi women should drive themselves instead of relying on private taxis or drivers.
Women in Zanzibar work on their own to preserve local architecture.
Hojatolislam Seyyed Ahmad Elmalhoda belittles women and men with his comments about unveiled women.