Engy Abdelkader raises questions about when Muslim women are celebrated, pointing out that “Muslim women are often celebrated as courageous when pushing back against legal, social and cultural norms within their faith communities.” But what about other situations, such as protesting racism, or fighting to be allowed to wear a long skirt in school?
ModMarkit, is a pop-up market organized by 26-year-old Australia native Zulfiye Tufa, who may be better known by her social media moniker the Hijab Stylist.
Muslim women are showing David Cameron just how ‘traditionally submissive’ they are.
Australian Muslim Women’s Association president Silma Ihram
is among a number of Australian Muslim leaders who have critiqued British Muslim reformist activist Maajid Nawaz. Several organisations declined to respond to invites to Nawaz’s speaking events in Melbourne and Sydney.
A Muslim women’s group in India, Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan, has expressed solidarity with Hindu women protesting the Shani Shingnapur temple, which prohibits women from entering its inner sanctum. The Muslim women’s group called for action against “male-dominated bodies” across all religions.
Muslim women in India have themselves been demanding that they be allowed to enter the sanctum of a famous shrine in Mumbai, Haji Ali Dargah
‘Muslim divorce gave me my freedom’ says mother who fled abuse in Pakistan.
Shelina Janmohamed, vice-president of Ogilvy Noor argues that the “lack of ethnic and faith minorities is particularly problematic in our creative industries, where our job is to engage with the audience.”