Although South Africa has taken steps to rid itself of the apartheid-era view of marriage as only heterosexual and monogamous, discrimination against religious marriages persist.
Muslim women are often pressured to choose to identify either with feminism or their faith.
Much of the non-Muslim world appears dismissive of the value Islam can have in Muslim women’s lives, but Islam is a crucial tool in the work of gender justice.
Models present styles during the ‘Walk of Islam’ fashion show in Berlin in 2004.
Islamic fashion is a rapidly growing industry: Muslim spending on fashion is expected to reach US$488 billion by 2019. What has led to this growth?
The EU ruling could increase discrimination at work.
For many Muslim women, wearing the headscarf is an act of piety and a way of being. Forcing them to remove it can have devastating consequences.
Wearing a headscarf to work may become harder in some professions.
After Brexit, the UK could become a more attractive place for Muslim women than the rest of the EU.
Kamala Khan is a Muslim, Pakistani-American teenager who fights crime in Jersey City.
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The Marvel superhero directly confronts a 'war on terror culture' that regards Muslim-Americans as threats.
The veil has long been a form of resistance.
Though music and dancing are contentious topics in Islam, the Minang people cherish their traditional performing arts in their ceremonies and festivals.
The Minangkabau community is empirical evidence and a case in point to understand the cultural diversity and integrative cultural patterns of Muslim communities.
Women praying in Birmingham to celebrate Eid al-Adha.
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A new review on integration in Britain lumps much of the blame on housebound Muslim women.
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With tensions already high, telling Muslim women not to dress a certain way at the beach will only make things worse.
Some French towns have banned the burkini bathing suit.
It may be politically convenient, but the ban by some French cities on the burkini bathing assumes all Muslim women view covered clothing in the same way.
A women is more than what she wears.
The hijab is not a sign of control.
Islam is not a monolith, and understanding its source code has value for everyone.
Undertaking a Muslim education – coming to understand the faith's teachings and its ideas about humanity – can have enormous value for anyone who wishes to tackle social conflicts.
A parliamentary report found this group suffers severe exclusion from life and work. But things are getting better.
Does Britain have a dress code?
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The debate surrounding Muslims and citizenship entrenches discrimination.
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A new study finds Muslim women in the UK live in an atmosphere of prejudice.
Segregation is a major concern for many British people - but there's not as much evidence for it as you might think.
The veil serves to entice and intrigue and not necessarily to hide.
Faizal Riza MOHD RAF
Islamic veiling is a global political issue and the debate tends to move in two different directions: it’s framed as either a matter of the freedom of female self-expression or as emblematic of gender…
International women’s day in Egypt.
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The release of a Thomson Reuters poll on women’s rights in the Arab world has been greeted with incredulity by many in Egypt, the country that ranked at the very bottom. When polls such as this emerge…
The individual’s freedoms must be balanced by pragmatism in the courtroom.
The debate on full veils - burqas and niqabs - in British courts and British schools was always bound to happen. The issue flared up a few years ago following some remarks by Jack Straw but it had not…