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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 »

Female Scholars and Preachers in Islam

Female Scholars

One of the biggest problems facing religion today is modern relevance. For many people of faith, this means coming to terms with reforming their religion to fit modern times by dismissing or “re-interpreting” scripture. The beauty of Islam among religions is in its universality, its compatibility with science, and its versatile legal tradition which remains relevant across times and cultures. ... Read More »

Greece Files First Veiled MP for EU Parliament


OnIslam & News Agencies Thursday, 08 May 2014 00:00 ATHENS – A hijab-clad Greek woman has become the first ever Muslim candidate to represent her country at the coming European Parliament elections, hoping to prevent anti-Muslim discrimination and ensure equality for the religious minority. "I have been nominated from the Eco Green Party Greece – the ecological political party that ... Read More »

Abercrombie & Fitch Violated Federal Law by Firing a Muslim Woman for Wearing a Head Scarf, Judge Rules


Source: Company claimed the headscarf violated their "Look Policy" marketing strategy. September 9, 2013  |     SAN JOSE, Calif. (CN) – Abercrombie & Fitch violated federal law by firing a Muslim woman for wearing a head scarf as her religion requires, a federal judge has ruled. As a Muslim woman, Umme-Hani Khan wears a head scarf, also known as a ... Read More »



London, UK – The largest Muslim Women’s Conference in Europe took place on Sunday 23rd June 2013 in London, UK. “Seeds of Change”, organised by the Islamic Education and Research Academy (iERA). Giving some of the most influential Muslim women in the UK an unprecedented platform, this dynamic one-day conference – created by women for women – inspired, educated and energised ... Read More »

Gazan heads to Oxford University on unusual scholarship By Jon Donnison

Rawan Yaghi

The scholarship offers Rawan Yaghi a life-changing opportunity Rawan Yaghi is a bookish 19 year old who, appropriately for a student of literature, arrives to meet me in Gaza with a text tucked under her arm. It is a well-thumbed copy of Catch 22, Joseph Heller's classic satirical novel on the absurdities of war; not an inappropriate choice for somebody ... Read More »