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[10 Jul 2012 | One Comment | ]
Stop Domestic Violence: Wake Up, Speak Up, Team Up

Zerqa Abid
Columbus, Ohio USA

“What is the use of a campaign of awareness in the absence of action?…We are urging all Muslims in North America to join hands with us. This is a community project. “
Domestic violence is an injustice that is prohibited in Islam. Islam promotes peace, love and tranquility (“Sakinah”) inside the home and within marriages. Muslims in general are asked to help stop violence and injustice against people by stopping their oppressors and abusers. Project Sakinah, an initiative of Dar al Islam, has taken a lead in doing …

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[25 Jun 2012 | 4 Comments | ]
Muslim Feminists on the Internet

Sadia Ali
Middle East

“…while one can maintain that Islam as a religion may not need feminism, when it comes to predominantly Muslim societies in which patriarchal systems prevail, many will argue that feminism is needed.”
About seven years ago I was introduced to the Blogosphere and began following the blogs of Muslims who discussed a variety of topics from halal food to polygamy. I live in the Middle East region, and from the blogs of Western Muslims I saw an obvious difference between the way Islam is practiced by Muslims living in …

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[27 Apr 2012 | No Comment | ]
Peace Links: Do “They” Hate “Us”?

This week’s Peace Links focuses on the Middle East and women’s rights, which took center stage in both print and online media this week.  (They must have read our experts forum on the topic!) Enjoy everyone.

Have you plugged in to this debate over Muslims’ attitudes towards women?  First, Foreign Policy featured this story from Mona Eltahawy, and then Monica Marks’ push-back against it.  And this one from the Guardian. Interesting stuff.
And here’s another piece on women’s rights and the Arab Spring courtesy of

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[11 Apr 2012 | 16 Comments | ]
Dating & Islam…to Me It’s an Oxymoron

Dania Shahzad

“To be clear, Islam does not forbid women and men from talking to one another, but asks that they practice modesty and remain within the limits that Sharia has set.”
Walking down the school hallways as a young Muslim girl I used to see guys and girls holding hands, or a girl standing by her locker crying as her boyfriend talked to her. I would be confronted with questions and statements about dating that took different forms and styles, starting from elementary until I graduated high school. Both guys and …