Inspirational Muslim Women of Dhul Hijjah

Muslim women were making the news during the most blessed days of this month. Meaghan Seymour rounds up the best stories. In the days leading up to Eid ul-Adha, many articles were circulated on the Internet by those hoping to remind and inspire Muslims to commit extra good deeds during the blessed first days of Dhul Hijjah, … Read more

Malala Reunited with Schoolfriends

Malala Yousafzai (R) stands next to her school friends Kainat Riaz (L) and Shazia Ramzan (C) during the first Global Citizenship Commission meeting at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland on October 19, 2013. AFP Photo / Andy Buchanan LONDON, October 19, 2013 (AFP) – Campaigning Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai was reunited on Saturday with … Read more

Leaders Wanted: Muslimahs Please Apply

In the wake of Hamas’s new public feminine face, Fatimah Jackson-Best discusses why Muslim women taking on positions of power is revolutionary and necessary. Last week it was announced that Isra Almodallal had been appointed as the new foreign press spokesperson of the Hamas authorities in Palestine’s Gaza strip. This historic move made 23–year-old Isra the first woman ever … Read more

Maha Abdo: Tapping Women’s Strengths from Within

Muslim women can create great change in their communities and at a wider societal level when they put their heads together. Amal Awadspeaks to Maha Abdo, who has led the charge over the last two decades. Maha Abdo doesn’t like talking about herself. The well-respected CEO of the Muslim Women’s Association (MWA), based in Sydney, … Read more

Malala Nominated for ‘Children’s Nobel’

STOCKHOLM, February 5, 2014 – Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai, who survived being shot in the head by the Taliban, was nominated for the World Children’s Prize in Sweden on Wednesday for championing education rights for girls. “She is a child herself and she stands up for girls’ rights to education in Pakistan, but also in … Read more

Malala Urges Support to Educate Syria Refugee Children

Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai (R), who survived being shot in the head by the Taliban, walks alongside Syrian refugee Mazoon Rakan after attending a press conference at the Zaatri refugee camp, near the Jordanian border with Syria, on February 18, 2014. Yousafzai was nominated for the World Children’s Prize in Sweden this month for championing … Read more

Muslimah Achievers 2013

Check out these Muslim women and their multifaceted accomplishments in 2013, curated by Afia R Fitriati. From conquering Mount Everest to conquering a Masterchef kitchen, Muslim women all over the globe continued to showcase their fabulousness in so many splendid ways in 2013. In January, Madam Halimah Yacob became the first female speaker of Singapore’s parliament. In the … Read more

MOCAfest 2015: Brushing up on calligraphy with Ruh al-Alam

This designer and visual artist constantly evolve his work to push out of tradition and embrace modern influences. British-born Ruh al-Alam was raised in the UK by his Bangladeshi parents. Trained as a traditional calligrapher, his deep passion for graphic arts led him to experiment with design and typography. Together with designer Peter Gould, Ruh … Read more

How 10 years of social media has changed Islam

When social media was introduced to our civilization a decade ago, none of us imagined how it would change the world. It has also profoundly changed Islam, writes Omar Shahid. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and friends have helped foment revolutions, topple dictators, assist extremists and create trolls. Social media has changed the way we interact, think, … Read more