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Clean, simple, healthy

We are bursting with affluence, yet hungry for substance. We are drowning in information, yet thirsty for knowledge. In our pursuit of more, we have depleted ourselves and our planet of all sustenance, caging animals as we fatten them up,…

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Feminism is for black Muslimas too

Growing up, I never identified as a feminist. This is not to say that I did not believe in equality. To be perfectly honest, as a child I never considered my sex a limitation. I was blessed enough to be…

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FGM is a crime. It must be prosecuted.

The little girls cried, screamed, and bled during the procedure; their own loved ones held their little arms and legs tightly to make it easier for the charlatan practitioners to mutilate them. These girls were subjected to Female Genital Mutilation…

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Real sisterhood

Like many of you, I grew up reading about historical heroines of the suffragette movement. These were women who faced imprisonment, risked their lives, or even willingly gave their lives to bring attention to their plight. These were women who…

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Family law and the female body

Despite the continuous struggles of Egyptian women’s organizations, the Family Code has not changed, in essence, since the times of slavery. I am writing this article in my home in Cairo, Egypt, on the 15th September 2018. Some weeks ago,…

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What if it is not meant to be?

Marriage has been a topic of debate for a long time. Some people support it; others oppose it, for many valid reasons. You can only add your opinion to the many others. In many societies in the MENA region, marriage…

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Deluded defenders of God II

There was largely a sense of relief when news of Asia Bibi’s acquittal disseminated across the world. Some rejoiced; others wondered if the Naya (new) Pakistan Imran Khan had promised was finally coming to fruition. However, a few were reluctant…

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Nothing Compares 2 U Allah

I’ll admit to being somewhat astonished when I heard that Sinead O’Connor had converted to Islam. On 26th October she declared that she had changed her name to Shuhada Davitt and is now covering her hair. This video of her…

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HERstories and all that jazz!

Listening to the voices of minority women   HIStory should coexist with HERstory. That’s my opinion. Well, it’s more than that actually. After pointing out the culture of cat-calling women in street, South African artist Thandiwe Msebenzi stated: “When you…

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Ending racism

Racism and religion I have travelled all over the world and I have discovered that racism is part of every religion, political system, economic structure and culture. It is a part of the patriarchal-capitalist-colonial system ruling the world. Racism is…

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Why is xenophobia on the rise?

Xenophobia is part of the global-local (glocal) political economic social system ruling the world. It is deeply rooted in human culture and religions, ever since the old slave-patriarchal system started. If we study history, religion and politics without separating these…

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Beyond caricature?

British journalist Rod Liddle has managed to upset and rile women, men, people of colour, mothers and athletes in one fell swoop. His attempt at drawing a cartoon of Serena Williams – following suit from a media furore which resulted…

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America, my home

It doesn’t take much to make me feel proud to be an American citizen. To me, America’s greatness isn’t in its economy, or its military power or even its peanut butter, but in its people. What’s great about America is…

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