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  • SPECIAL REPORT
    Tayyibah Taylor, Zahra Ayubi
    MUSLIM WOMEN SCHOLARS and RELIGIOUS AUTHORITY

    MUSLIM WOMEN SCHOLARS and RELIGIOUS AUTHORITY

    by Tayyibah Taylor with Zahra Ayubi

    Muslim women who are scholars of Islamic studies are helping to shape the Islamic discourse in America and around the world. As more Muslim women produce scholarship, especially in the field of Islamic theology, we are witnessing a subtle change in the face of Islamic religious authority. While this may present challenges within the Muslim community for those

  • FEATURE
    Taslim van Hattum
    ROOMS TO CALL OUR OWN

    ROOMS TO CALL OUR OWN

    Carving Out Spaces For Muslim Women In New Orleans After Hurricane Katrina

    by Taslim van Hattum

    Whether through our physical presence or absence, we Muslim women spark heated debates about notions of inclusion, exclusion, integration, oppression, liberation, resistance and many more social, political and religious complexities. We are used both as ‘veiled‘ macro-justifications to import

  • GLOBAL VOICES
    Kelly Crosby
    CAPTURING THE BEAUTY

    CAPTURING THE BEAUTY

    by Kelly Crosby

    Through their art, a number of Muslim women choose to use creativity as an act of worship and a tool for promoting peace and understanding. Shahida Ahmed is one such artist.
    Born in the United Kingdom to Pakistani parents, Ms. Ahmed discovered her talents unexpectedly on a chilly London day, when she discovered her hidden love for pottery and ceramics. “When I was in college, I

  • FEATURE
    Aliyah Abdul-Rahman
    STREETS, STAGES, SPIRITUALITY

    STREETS, STAGES, SPIRITUALITY

    by Sabira Khan

    photos by Aliyah Abdul-Rahman

    Imagine bringing scores of celebrities who are American Muslims together – from the shuyukh (scholars) and motivational speakers to comedians and hip hop artists. Then add halal food from various ethnicities, all the Islamic clothing you could possibly want to buy and probably the greatest variety of Muslims outside of Makkah all in one place, and

  • FEATURE
    Sabira Khan
    THE GENERATION DIVIDE

    THE GENERATION DIVIDE

    by Sabira Khan

    The previous generation of immigrants thought their work was done. The end goal was to come to the United States and provide their children with countless opportunities in the hopes that everything would fall into place.
    However, recent political and social events have placed the population of Muslim youth into the glare of a harsh spotlight. Studies indicate that Muslim youth in

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