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Muslim women and the Olympics: Historic firsts

Jae C. Hong AP Actors perform in a sequence meant to represent Britain’s National Health Service (NHS) perform during the … Continued

Ramadan Cheat Sheet

Some tips on how to not just survive, but maximize Ramadan.

Ramadan Etiquette Guide: How to be a Non-Muslim During the Holy Month

A couple of simple rules that will make the Ramadan fast a little easier on your Muslim colleague.

Dr. Morsi and the women

Uncredited AP In this image released by the Egyptian President, Egyptian Field Marshal Gen. Hussein Tantawi, left, presents the “shield … Continued

Is ‘the real war on women’ in the Middle East?

“Why Do They Hate Us,” asks Arab journalist, Mona Eltahawy, in her essay for Foreign Policy magazine. Eltahawy goes on … Continued

Abstinence from the Twilight big screen to college campuses

Joel Ryan AP British actor Robert Pattinson, left, US actress Kristen Stewart, centre, and US actor Taylor Lautner arrive for … Continued

Obama hosts Muslim leaders for Ramadan iftar (VIDEO)

President Obama welcomed Muslim American leaders to the White House Wednesday night for an iftar dinner, a nightly breaking of … Continued

President Obama issues statement on Ramadan

VINCENT KESSLER REUTERS A boy takes part in prayers at Strasbourg’s new Grand Mosque, August 1, 2011. The mosque, which … Continued

Muslims welcome Ramadan

SAIF DAHLAH AFP/GETTY IMAGES Palestinian women stand in front of a window decoration of Islam’s crescent moon and a five … Continued

MOOZ-lum, the movie

Spoiler Alert!!! The following article presents specific story details about the film, MOOZ-lum. By Usame Tunagur, contributor to Stereotypical … Continued

Do religious institutions need pro-woman quotas?

By Michael Vicente Perez and Zeba Iqbal, contributors to Zeba: Hi Michael! Happy 2011! Did you see news this … Continued

star and crescent
A quiet evolution of faith… sort of

I was raised in a Christian household, but after attending weekly classes at a local mosque — asking questions, reading the Qur’an, praying and talking with Muslim women — I realized I was one of them, and took the shahada.

The biology of marriage

One simple Google search produces a cacophonic illustration of how garbled society’s understanding of marriage has truly become.

Muslim women’s rights: the politics of fashion

Women’s rights in the Islamic world have been reduced to culturally relative fashion rights.

Stay at home daughters: new age feminists or intellectually lazy?

By: Nadia S. Mohammad and Anisah Hashmi, contributors to “Stay At Home Daughters” sounds like a slogan for Wahhabi … Continued

Little hijabi women

By Shazia Kamal, contributor to Baber Ibrahim, in his Guardian piece, “This Trend of Young Muslim Girls Wearing the … Continued

Where are the moderate Americans?

By Michael Vicente Perez and Zeba Iqbal, contributors to AltMuslimahMichael: Hi Zeba. The mid-term elections are over and, as predicted, … Continued

Female flesh and the face veil

By Zarin Hamid, contributor to AltMuslimah The story of NiqaBitch’s tongue in cheek protest has taken over France. “NiqaBitch” refers … Continued

Islamic terrorism? Racism? Some Muslims turn to humor

By Michelle Boorstein Terrorism? Not your typical punch line fodder. But some Muslims, hoping to bring a bit of levity … Continued

Muslims Wearing Things, and also taking stands

By Beenish Ahmed, contributor to AltMuslimah Last week, Juan Williams, a high-ranking news analyst, made some off-the-cuff comments on “The … Continued