Confronting Gender-based violence
The Issue

Confronting Gender-based Violence in Muslim Communities: In Conversation with Dr Maryyum Mehmood

The issue is that those who are afraid of losing hold of power often resort to using spiritual abuse tactics in order to maintain their grip. That is rather damning and must be confronted by academics and activists in alliance with influential and sympathetic scholars.

From Slavery to Politics: Honouring the Multi-Dimensional Personality of Lubna of Cordoba
The Spotlight

From Slavery to Politics: Honouring the Multi-Dimensional Personality of Lubna of Cordoba

Contemporary historians failed to do justice to Lubna’s legacy. The why can be easily answered by the fact that she was a woman. A woman no less who earned her right to fame through skills and hard work. A woman who wasn’t the wife of someone influential, nor the daughter of a famous man.

New York Times, Bestselling Author, Hafsah Faizal, Makes Forbes 30 under 30 List - The Muslim Women Times.
The Spotlight

New York Times Bestselling Author and Founder of Icey Designs, Hafsah Faizal, Makes Forbes 30 Under 30 List.

“Are there women who are forced to veil? As much as there are women forced to do a number of things in different parts of the world. Islam isn’t a bunch of rules and restrictions, but a way of life. A guide through every hardship and joy.”

Confronting the Sphinx: Zainab bint Younus on Gender-Based Violence in Muslim Communities
The Issue

Confronting the Sphinx: Zainab bint Younus on Gender-Based Violence in Muslim Communities

There is a sense of defensiveness, of not wanting to acknowledge the diseases that we have within our community, because to do so feels equivalent to admitting to the non-Muslims that we are not as perfect and pure as we claim, or that we are as bad as they make us out to be.

Patriarchal Standards of Beauty - The Muslim Women Times
The Tone Up

Rewriting a Culture Rooted in Patriarchal Standards of Feminine Beauty.

Each time you shame another woman because you believe she rates lower than you on the scale of male desirability, you expose your deep lack of self-love and self-esteem. And to achieve a gender-equal world, where women are respected and valued as humans and not objects, rhetorics that define our humanity based on patriarchal standards must end.