Enough with the Clothes Shaming of Muslim Women

By now most Muslims living in North America who have followed the Olympics even tangentially know about Ibtihaj Muhammad, the first American Muslim woman ever to compete in the Olympics in a hijab. The American Muslim community has been celebrating her well before she went to the Olympics and won a bronze medal. And rightlyContinue reading “Enough with the Clothes Shaming of Muslim Women”

Beyonce, Sexuality, and Non-Black Muslim Women

Here is my latest for MMW on Beyonce, sexuality, and non-Black Muslim women. As I’ve seen more and more Muslim feminists praise Beyonce’s work I’ve had so many questions in my mind. In this post I propose many questions, thinking out loud about what’s been in my mind.

Muslim women in porn

Here’s my latest on Muslimah Media Watch. Recently,  The Daily Beast published an article on Pakistani – American porn star, Nadia Ali, along with an interview with her. It was overloaded with tired, old, racist, orientalist, and colonial discourses. I had to critique both the author’s work and Ali’s responses to the interview questions. Pornientalism,Continue reading “Muslim women in porn”

My Latest On MMW: Violence Against Women in Pakistan

My newest piece for MMW is up. This time around I looked at the social media response to recent stories out of Pakistan having to do with violence against women. Although I didn’t plan to, I ended up writing about Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy’s work again.

Rejoining the Muslimah Media Watch Team

I’m excited to announce that I’ve rejoined the writing team at Muslimah Media Watch. I wrote for the blog from the time it started in 2007 until the summer of 2009. It was such a wonderful experience that I asked to rejoin. And here’s my first piece back.

Modesty Discourse, Women, and Bodily Entitlement

Dear fellow Muslims, I am TIRED. Tired, tired, tired. Actually, sick and tired, of the modesty discourse within our Muslim communities. Like, very effing tired of it. It is dehumanizing, it is objectifying, and it is dangerous for women. And I need to rant. But before I move on, I want to clarify two points.Continue reading “Modesty Discourse, Women, and Bodily Entitlement”

Muslim Women and Mental Health – Part 2

A few days ago I posted a conversation between Muslim women on the issue of Muslim women and mental health. If you haven’t had a chance to watch/listen to it please do. After watching the conservation I had a few thoughts of my own, on the issue of Muslim women and mental health, that IContinue reading “Muslim Women and Mental Health – Part 2”

Muslim Women and Mental Health – Part 1

I just watched this great conversation on Muslim women and mental health hosted by Our Voices. If you’re interested in the topic I encourage you to watch this video. It’s a great conversation between Dr. Rukhsana Chaudhry, Nadiah Mohajir, and Naaila Moumaris-Clay, and facilitated by Na’Aisha Malika B.

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