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Theology students sit an exam at the Islamic University in Jakarta. Photo by Idris Thaha

Indonesian Muslim women engage with feminism

The gathering of almost 500 female religious scholars in Indonesia in the world's first Female Clerics Congress shows Muslim women's fight for equality.
Models present styles during the ‘Walk of Islam’ fashion show in Berlin in 2004. Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters

How the hijab has grown into a fashion industry

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?
Though music and dancing are contentious topics in Islam, the Minang people cherish their traditional performing arts in their ceremonies and festivals. Sadiq Bhanbhro

Indonesia’s Minangkabau culture promotes empowered Muslim women

The Minangkabau community is empirical evidence and a case in point to understand the cultural diversity and integrative cultural patterns of Muslim communities.
The veil serves to entice and intrigue and not necessarily to hide. Faizal Riza MOHD RAF

The big players in the growth of Islamic fashion online

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…

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