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I’m a feminist, and I converted to Islam


Editor's note: Theresa Corbin is a writer living in New Orleans. She is the founder of Islamwich and a contributor to On Islam and Aquila Style. A version of this piece first appeared on CNN iReport. (CNN) — I am a Muslim, but I wasn't always. I converted to Islam in November 2001, two months after 9/11. I was 21 ... Read More »

Indonesia set to lead in Islamic fashion : by : Kamis


Deputy Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy Sapta Nirwandar expressed optimism that Indonesia will soon become a trendsetter in Islamic fashion as its designers are capable of creating unique and creative works of fashion. “I am optimistic that Indonesia will be the worlds Muslim fashion trendsetter by 2020,” Sapta claimed here on Thursday. He affirmed that there is a high ... Read More »

Cuba female pilgrim: I was with God alone


Maria Luiz Calfo Liva is one of the pilgrims who has performed Haj from Cuba. She is 50 years old and had become a Muslim only seven months ago. "I represent the entire Cuban Haj mission. I am one of the pilgrims who have come from the Republic of Cuba for the pilgrimage this year," she told local daily Al-Watan ... Read More »

Malaysia Mulls Courses to Save Marriages By : OnIslam & News Agencies


KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysia’s Islamic authorities have been mulling imposing new post-marriage courses for Muslim couples in addition to the current pre-marriage courses to cut increasing divorce rates. The new course will be different from the pre-marriage course, dwelling more liberally on marital issues including husband-wife health & relationship. "The proposal seeks among others, to compel Muslim married couples to ... Read More »

Modesty, Swimming and the Burkini


By Aishah Schwartz I tested myself to see if I remembered different swimming styles. Once a swimmer, always a swimmer! My life as a practicing Muslim began in 2002 after 41-years of not knowing a single Muslim or having ever heard anything at all about Islam. The journey began after I became acquainted through work with a Somali taxi driver ... Read More »

Five Muslims among Forbes’ list of 100 most powerful women


Five Muslim women have made it to Forbes’ list of the 100 most powerful women published online on Wednesday. Prime Minister of Bagladesh  Shiekh Hasina Wajid has been given the rank of 47 on the list, the highest among the five. Following Wajid is Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi ;  Minister of International Cooperation and Development in United Arab Emirates at ... Read More »

Muslim women strive against poverty in India

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By: Altaf Ahmad The 18-year-old Muslim helps support her diabetic mother, father and five siblings by working as a maid while also taking free vocational classes at the National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS). “I can’t think of having a comfortable life until I graduate or learn some skills so that I get a good job to feed my family. ... Read More »