There is no inherent tension between Islam and democratic values. Like any use of religion in politics, the application of Sharia as law depends on who is using it – and why.
Islamic dispute resolution is a way of avoiding court but resolving disputes under Islamic law. Other countries use this approach. But is it right for Australia?
Hijab is not simply about religion – women wear it for a variety of reasons.
The de Young Museum of San Francisco recently opened an exhibit devoted to the Islamic fashion scene. Here's how Muslim women's fashions challenge popular stereotypes.
A visual art exhibit challenges inaccurate stereotypes of young Muslim women and instead presents complex and strong portraits.
From Turkey to Saudi Arabia, Muslim women are battling for their rights - but religion is not at fault.
Muslim women and men are choosing to wear Islamic clothing in the face of rising religious hatred.
The voices and work of leading Muslim women are proving to be pivotal in changing the landscape of gender, race and religious inequalities.
A number of women who once wore and defended the full Islamic veil known as the niqab later chose to renounce it. Here two of them tell their stories.
Creating more opportunities for young women and girls to work and earn money is a possible solution to early marriages. Subsidising secondary education to keep poorer girls in school is another.
Bill 62, a bill passed last week banning the wearing of Niqab in Québec for those seeking access to public services, is widely seen as an attack on Muslim women. Why is it even necessary?
Muslim women in India struggle with a host of challenges, such as widespread poverty and lack of access to education. Arbitrary divorce was only one of many injustices.
Controlling what women wear won't curtail terrrorism.
Pauline Hanson's stunt of wearing a burqa into the Senate on Thursday drew a swingeing attack from George Brandis.
It is easy for non-Muslims to forget that there are places where Muslim women lead lives full of frivolity and fun. But on social media Indonesian hijabers are challenging the stereotypes.
A new report on missing Muslims under-emphasises women’s growing participation in civil society.
There isn't just one single narrative in Islam. Indonesia and China have a long tradition of women religious leaders – a trend that is catching up in other Muslim majority countries as well.
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.
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.
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.