Month: November 2020

The Muslim Women Times
The Mindset

Ladies Beware: That Nice Muslim Man Could be a Misogynist.

“The history of men’s opposition to women’s emancipation is more interesting perhaps than the story of that emancipation itself.” ― Virginia Woolf, A Room of One’s Own When you met Mansoor, he told you “you’re not like other girls”. You asked him what made you different and he couldn’t point at it. Despite this, you […]

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The Muslim Women Times
The Issue

“We Were Told to be Silent”: 3 Muslim Women Talk About Their Experience with Gender-Based Violence

I fought to stay alive. I fought back so hard, struggled to get my hand on something (I can’t remember what it was for the life of me) and whacked it over his head. He looked shocked and bewildered for a moment, then he got up and left. He has not touched me since that day. It was the first time I fought back.

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The Muslim Women Times
The Bookshelf

16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence: 16 Books as Witnesses

The TMWT team did a blog tour to handpick 16 books in commemoration of 16 days of activism. Enjoy!

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The Muslim Women Times
The Tone Up

Why the “Muslim” version of Feminism?

On one hand you have these religious authorities — who do the service of not sugar coating or engaging in apologetics — and their women-bashing, women-oppressing statements and rulings, and on the other hand you have feminism with all its welcoming love and appreciation towards women. Where do you expect Muslim women to go to seek the care, appreciation and validation they need away from the oppressive norms of traditional patriarchy?

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The Spotlight

Honouring The Hijab Journey of Halima Aden

Conversations around the struggles faced by Muslims every day are stilted in Muslim communities. It is no news that our Iman oscillates like a pendulum and that all we need to recoup is empathy and support as opposed to the vilification that we face. Against the backdrop of a secular world, where does the young […]

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The Importance of Documenting Muslim Women in History and Now: Honouring the Leadership Legacy of Queen Amina of Zaria
The Spotlight

Honouring the Leadership Legacy of Queen Amina of Zaria

Recent developments concerning the unearthing of women figures in Muslim history have shown the importance of documenting the histories of Muslim women of the past and the present. The future generations of women will be damned if we fail to record the works and achievements of the women before them. For centuries, women have slept […]

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