by Tayyibah Taylor with Zahra Ayubi
Muslim women who are scholars of Islamic studies are helping to shape the Islamic discourse in America and around the world. As more Muslim women produce scholarship, especially in the field of Islamic theology, we are witnessing a subtle change in the face of Islamic religious authority. While this may present challenges within the Muslim community for those
Carving Out Spaces For Muslim Women In New Orleans After Hurricane Katrina
by Taslim van Hattum
Whether through our physical presence or absence, we Muslim women spark heated debates about notions of inclusion, exclusion, integration, oppression, liberation, resistance and many more social, political and religious complexities. We are used both as ‘veiled‘ macro-justifications to import
by Kelly Crosby
Through their art, a number of Muslim women choose to use creativity as an act of worship and a tool for promoting peace and understanding. Shahida Ahmed is one such artist.
Born in the United Kingdom to Pakistani parents, Ms. Ahmed discovered her talents unexpectedly on a chilly London day, when she discovered her hidden love for pottery and ceramics. “When I was in college, I
by Sabira Khan
photos by Aliyah Abdul-Rahman
Imagine bringing scores of celebrities who are American Muslims together – from the shuyukh (scholars) and motivational speakers to comedians and hip hop artists. Then add halal food from various ethnicities, all the Islamic clothing you could possibly want to buy and probably the greatest variety of Muslims outside of Makkah all in one place, and
by Sabira Khan
The previous generation of immigrants thought their work was done. The end goal was to come to the United States and provide their children with countless opportunities in the hopes that everything would fall into place.
However, recent political and social events have placed the population of Muslim youth into the glare of a harsh spotlight. Studies indicate that Muslim youth in