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India Moves to Ban Unjust 'Instant Divorce' in Landmark Ruling

Under triple talaq, Muslim men can divorce their wives by uttering the word "talaq" thrice. According to a new judgment by the Supreme Court of India, it's now unconstitutional.
Sirin Kale
8.22.17
Sex
Sex

The Dangerous Business of Hymen Reconstruction Surgeries

In Germany and the Netherlands, the majority of women seeking hymenoplasty are young Muslim women. We speak to doctors about the rising demand for the controversial procedure.
Franziska Knupper
8.15.17
uk
uk

French Muslim Women Speak Out on the Horrifying Upcoming Presidential Elections

With far right politician Marine Le Pen running for president on an anti-Islam platform, we speak to French hijabis about their hopes and fears for the elections.
Anaïs Brémond
5.5.17
Religion
Religion

Muslim Women Share Their Thoughts on Europe's New Headscarf Ban

A top European court just ruled that employers can legally ban employees from wearing headscarves to work. Six Muslim women tell us how they feel about the controversial ruling.
Salma Haidrani
3.16.17
politics
politics

The Unspeakable Horrors Endured by the World's Most Persecuted Minority

The Rohingya people of Myanmar have lived through mass gang rape, brutal beatings, and killings. A new UN report exposes the scale of atrocity suffered by its women and children.
Nancy Clark
2.27.17
activism
activism

Meet the Bronx Teen Organizing the Mass Student Walkout in NYC

Though still in high school, Hebh Jamal has spent the last two years actively fighting Islamophobia. In the week since Donald Trump signed an executive order banning people from seven majority Muslim countries, Jamal has put her effort into organizing...
Leila Ettachfini
2.6.17
saddest calendar on the internet
saddest calendar on the internet

Report: Trump Uninterested in Fighting Extremism Unless It's 'Islamic Extremism'

Trump is reportedly focusing the Department of Homeland Security's counter-extremism program solely on Islam—despite the fact that violent white supremacists, who were emboldened by his win, pose a demonstrably greater threat to the American people.
Amanda Arnold
2.2.17
politics
politics

The Black Muslim Activist Tearing Down the Boundaries Around Womanhood

Blair Imani gained national attention when she was arrested in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, at a protest. As the executive director of her own activist organization, she fights every day for feminine people, whether they are trans or cis women, non-binary...
Diana Tourjée
1.26.17
mental health
mental health

When Mental Illness Is Mistaken for Demonic Possession

When Nadia was 18, her parents took her to a Muslim faith healer who claimed to be able to exorcize her depression.
Emily Korstanje
12.19.16
Features
Features

The Muslim Women Fighting to Ban Instantaneous Divorce in India

Despite being banned in many Islamic countries, "triple talaq," the Sharia law that allows a man to instantly divorce his wife, is still legal in India. A massive organization of Muslim women is using the Quran to try and stop it.
Sunaina Kumar
12.2.16
Photos
Photos

The Photographer Showing Burkinis in Objective, Abstract Light

Melina Papageorgiou's hazy, sun-soaked images from Abu Dhabi don't just challenge stereotypes about Muslim women—they also focus a critical eye on the negativity surrounding the swimwear two-piece.
Sarah Waldron
12.1.16
terrorism
terrorism

'They Were Preparing Their Souls to Die': When Your Daughters Join ISIS

Olfa Hamrouni was initially happy that her daughters had rediscovered Islam. Then they ran away from home to a jihadist training camp.
Helene Dancer
9.15.16