Category: Women

Are Muslim women being left up on the shelf?

Why British Muslim women struggle to find a marriage partner | Syma Mohammed | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk Syma Mohammed is claiming that Muslim women find it significantly more difficult than men to...

BBC wants white female Muslims (again)

Wanted: Single White Female (Muslims) | iMuslim.tv The BBC issued an advert asking for “Caucasian” white Muslim women to contribute to a programme about their lives since 9/11. They say: The BBC World Service, Heart and...

On Virginia Ironside, suffering and pillows

This morning, I witnessed an extraordinary exchange on the BBC morning discussion programme, Sunday Morning Live (in the UK, you can watch it on iPlayer here), a somewhat cheaply produced affair in which various...

Retaliation and the story of Khidr

I saw an article today posted at Harry’s Place and also at Foreign Policy Journal, entitled “The Problem of Honor Killings” by one Aymenn Jawad al-Tamimi, described in his biography as “a student at...

Achelois and polygamy

The last couple of weeks, a debate has been going on on various blogs about polygamy, originally provoked by Achelois who made this post attacking polygamy based on various unpleasant incidents she knows of...

Polygamy and sisters’ distress

Abdul-Rahman Murphy of Practimate on Muslim men’s attitude to polygamy and the distress it causes sisters, who often find themselves reluctant to marry: As my wife and I discussed this odd phenomenon of young,...

Former K-Towners who leave Islam

Recently sister Safiya (Outlines) posted an article about the situation of women who got hurt in the Kharabsheh or “K-Town” community in Jordan; this is the community of Shaikh Nuh Ha Mim Keller’s students...

Huge mabrouk to Khadija Bradley

I’d just like to give a huge mabrouk to sister (Cassiopia) Khadija Bradley who got married yesterday (Friday). I don’t know the identity of the lucky man but I am sure he is as...

TMI about Aleppo rape victim?

I’m sure many of you have heard the story of the young girl who suffered terrible injuries in a gang rape in Aleppo last month; you can read the story in English here. There...

Soaked in blood indeed

Rahila Gupta, in today’s Guardian, delivers a confused ramble about the issue of “choice” in wearing or not wearing the hijab in the West and in Saudi Arabia and Iran: I believe it is...

Muslim woman wins bar dress lawsuit

An update about a case I blogged about a few months ago: Fata Lemes, a 33-year-old Muslim woman of Bosnian origin who sued her employer, a Mayfair bar, for sexual discrimination after they made...