Islam

Rohingyas

This Camp for Rohingya Widow Refugees Offers Sanctuary From Sexual Violence

Rohingyas are a Muslim minority from the largely Buddhist country of Myanmar who have been victims of “ethnic cleansing." The 'rari' camp in Bangladesh is a safe haven for young widows and girls who have been hit the hardest in the crisis.
Jennifer Chowdhury
8.30.18
Islam

Eid al-Adha Made Me a Vegetarian, But I Learned to Love It Anyway

Growing up, the holiday, in which Muslims slaughter a lamb to commemorate Ibrahim's sacrifice, traumatized me. I've since come to appreciate Eid al-Adha for showing me the reality of where meat comes from and the value of togetherness.
Leila Ettachfini
8.21.18
The Privacy and Perception Issue

For Women Who Wear Hijab, Finstas Can Be a Space to Let Loose Online

By the time private accounts with curated followers became mainstream, they were old news to me. I knew many women who wore hijabs who would set their Instagram profiles to private, write “WOMEN ONLY” in their bios, and post pictures with their hair down.
Najma Sharif
6.18.18
politics

'I've Seen Everything': The Doctor Helping Refugee Women Survive Trauma

Dr. Fatema Akter is no ordinary physician. In the refugee camps of Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, she sees up to 80 patients a day—many of whom have suffered horrific persecution.
Helen Nianias
6.12.18
INDIA

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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