Identity

Confessions of a convert

Image Source: Urban Outfitters Deciding to convert to Islam puts you in a ‘group’, there is no doubt. While none of us want to be ‘put in a box’ by others metaphorically, it seems that deciding to think outside of your birth-given ‘box’ can open up a whole can of worms. A ‘minority within a…

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The Fiba ban has been lifted…finally.

In twenty years time, when the new Basketball star, straightens her hijab up and laces those trainers up just before she steps on to the court, she may well have forgotten what it took to get here. It almost seems ludicrous that it took so long to define how a hijab could be worn on the…

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Vogue India; it’s time to decolonise our minds yo.

What is this constant need to have white women play dress up, impose into publications that don’t represent them? Furthermore, what is the deal with these publications using white women to, what seems like validate our culture and/or beliefs? Asiana Wedding used Amy Jackson as a cover girl, with the tagline – for the Asian…

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Women’s Mosques: A progressive move or empowerment gone wrong?

  A women’s led mosque has recently opened in Berkeley, making it the second of its kind in the United States. While we normally only see a female lead a prayer where there are no males present, Qal’bu Maryam mosque will have women leading prayers with everyone praying together, side by side, regardless of gender.  Founder…

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Yasmin Mogahed

Yasmin Mogahed re-shared one of her older statuses in response to the recent female led jamat. What are your the thoughts? On March 18, 2005, Amina Wadud led the first female-led jum`ah (Friday) prayer. On that day, women took a huge step towards being more like men. But did we come closer to actualizing our…

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