Photographs capture images of women in war-torn regions of the world.
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Pictures of women in war play a pivotal role in the battlefield of political ideas, argues a feminist historian who examines how images and attire are used and seen in war zones and occupied lands.
Bohra women are using social media to access business opportunities while maintaining their religious traditions.
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Bohra women’s use of social media to build businesses is an example of how religious communities can help women gain financial independence.
Lapel pins are seen as part of a campaign in opposition to Québec’s Bill 21 during a news conference in Montréal in September 2019.
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The Québec government thought it would Charter-proof its religious symbol law when it invoked the nothwithstanding clause. It was wrong.
Study shows that so-called “socio-cultural attitudes” are not a plausible explanation for the Muslim penalty.
Supporters gather to demand action against anti-Muslim hate after a white man attacked two Muslim women wearing hijabs in June 2021.
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In today’s episode, we take a look at some ways lawmakers have legalized Islamophobia through niqab bans and other restrictive policies.
Congregants sit in a circle at the Women’s Mosque of America.
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As Muslims congregate in their local mosques in communal prayer for Eid, the Women’s Mosque of America, located in Los Angeles, will provide an exclusive religious space for its female congregants.
Afghan women are at the forefront of protest against Taliban oppression.
The age-old idea that Afghan women need rescuing from their men is a western construct that ignores the voices of Afghan women.
World Hijab Day started in the U.S. and is one way women have asserted pride in wearing a headscarf.
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Day 5 our Understanding Islam series. For some Muslim women, wearing a hijab can be a religious act but Muslim women’s clothing isn’t entirely about faith. It has been used – and is still used – as an assertion of identity.
The response to anti-Islamic law bills introduced in 2017 included counterprotests like this one in Seattle.
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Day 6 of our Understanding Islam series. Sharia constitutes a broad set of rules that guide Muslims on how to lead an ethical life. The way Sharia is interpreted depends on who is using it and why.
Afghan citizens at a March 2021 rally in Kabul to support peace talks between the Taliban and the government.
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Burqas and male chaperones for women were features of the Taliban’s extremist rule of Afghanistan in the 1990s. Those policies are now back in some districts controlled by these Islamic militants.
Shamima Begum recently lost her appeal to return to the UK after a Supreme Court ruling in February.
Comparisons between Begum’s Islamic garb and her new wardrobe suggest that Muslim women’s “liberation” depends on westernisation.
Zara Mohammed, the new secretary general of the Muslim Council of Britain, was recently questioned about Muslim female leadership on BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour.
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Complaints against BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour over an interview about female leadership in Islam have revealed how complex the issue is
Muslim women say they are having an easier time wearing the niqab during pandemic times.
Muslim women say the practice of wearing masks has given them more confidence to wear face coverings in public.
Syrian refugees in Passau, Germany: many of those seeking refuge are from more conservative rural regions where divorce is stigmatised.
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Divorce isn’t forbidden by Islam, but patriarchal societies make it almost impossible.
Boris Johnson has attacked Muslim women for covering their faces. Now he wants the whole of the UK to do so.
Dar Al-Hijrah Mosque in Minneapolis, Minnesota, before the midday prayer during Ramadan, the Muslim holy month that ends May 27, 2020, and is celebrated this year amid pandemic.
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A survey of Muslim women finds many are frustrated by having a Islamic holy month in quarantine. But others say a ‘remote Ramadan’ is nothing new because child care duties often keep them home anyway.
Worshippers at the East London Mosque enjoying ‘Iftar’ the evening meal to break the Ramadan fast.
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Islam is not a monolith and not all Muslims are experiencing lockdown in the same way.
A woman wearing a niqab and headscarf, with other shoppers in Istanbul, August 13, 2018.
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As people everywhere don face masks, scarves and bandanas to protect against coronavirus, Muslim women who wear the niqab, or Islamic veil, are feeling a lot less conspicuous.
Group photo outside the Memorial Hall at the Shah Jahan Mosque complex in Woking.
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My new research highlights a little known story of women’s roles in British Muslim history.
Women in Delhi’s Shaheen Bagh neighborhood are protesting a new Indian citizenship law that they say will discriminate against Muslims, women – and, particularly, Muslim women.
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A round-the-clock strike of Muslim women in a working-class neighborhood of Delhi is India’s most enduring pocket of resistance to religious discrimination, inequality and gender violence.