sister-hood is a digital magazine and a series of live events spotlighting the voices of women of Muslim heritage.

I asked "Whose wedding?" They answered "Yours."

If my rights were clothes

Welcome to sister-hood

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Opinions

Enough with the Clothes Shaming of Muslim Women

By now most Muslims living in North America who have followed the Olympics even tangentially know about Ibtihaj Muhammad, the first American Muslim woman ever to compete in the Olympics in a hijab. The American Muslim community has been celebrating…

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Opinions

The return of Afghan refugees

For the past thirty-five years, Afghan refugees have migrated to Pakistan, escaping the fire of war, instability and terrorism, which has erupted in their own country. Living as refugees for decades, Afghans have developed strong bonds with their Pakistani neighbours….

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Opinions

I can’t just leave him

16,000 ethnic Norwegian women are exposed to violence every year. According to Whocares, only one out of ten assaults are reported. In addition, domestic violence is prevalent in most of the immigrant communities in Norway. The Pakistani community is one…

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Opinions

On the pornification of the female

Young women sexing the camera, or sexing one another. Mouths are open and inviting, tongues are licking, eyes are bed-roomed, breasts and asses are popping up at interesting (and I can’t imagine comfortable) angles. Any way you slice it, each…

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Poetry

If my rights were clothes

  ‘If my rights were clothes, then I stand here naked before the men who’ve stripped me of my fabric and then told me to cover when the sight of my skin burned their immoral eyes. They can’t look too…

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Photo credit: Wasilat Daniju
Experiences

Mediah visits the Inclusive Mosque

Ever since my spiritual crisis during Ramadan, due to all the political and personal issues, which were getting me down, I discovered the Inclusive Mosque Initiative (IMI), which restored my faith. I first came across IMI in an article in…

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Photo: Doria Shafik / Public domain
Inspirations

Doria Shafik (1908-1975)

Doria Shafik grew up in a modest and traditional middle class family, as the third child of six, and the second daughter. Her life was dedicated to feminist activism in many forms, from poetry and writing to organisation building, and…

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Experiences

Rozina’s story

In Istanbul recently, a convening of Syrian and Iraqi women activists took place that Global Fund for Women co-funded with the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, and MADRE. More than 60 people attended, including nine Syrian women activists…

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Photo credit: Kenza Saadi
Poetry

Change your perspective

You know how they say love is a trap. You fall in love. So yes, in this case it is. And you can only get out of it with the keys of tears. I am here to propose something different….

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