The topic of veiling is a loaded topic that involves politics, religious, social, cultural and gender norms as well as female repression and oppression. Lately I’ve noticed, mostly on the internet, men insisting that women should veil or be required to veil during church and them calling on women to be more educated about this … More Demanding Female Veiling
While looking through the blog at Haute Hijab I came across this very insightful post about veiling written by a convert to Islam. As I read through the post I found that I had a similar experience and approach to veiling during Mass or Dive Liturgy (Eastern Catholic) as this woman did when she first … More A New Muslima’s Perspective on the Hijab
The 2016 Summer Olympics (summer for the northern hemisphere) in Rio are a few months away but the US’s first American Muslim woman is about to make history. Ibtihaj Mohammad will be the first American Muslim to compete in the Olympics in hijab while supporting the US in women’s fencing. When Mohammad is not practicing or … More A Muslim American Woman about to Make History
I started this blog in 2014 but I didn’t really get cracking on it until this past August. Since I have written and post over 50 posts that have been viewed by people in North America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. What surprised me even more was where my readers were coming from. All … More Yesterday Saw My 50th Post!
I found this beautiful poem by the Chinese emperor Hong-Wu about the Prophet Mohammed and Islam on the Muslim Times blog. It is a simple but beautiful poem.
On Tuesday (Jan. 19) I attended the conference On Building Transgender-Inclusive Faith Communities hosted by the Center for American Progress. I had been looking forward to this event for several reasons one of them being that Bishop Gene Robinson was going to be hosting Allyson Robinson on how faith communities can be more open and … More Center for American Progress: A Bishop Makes the Case for Affirmation
I didn’t do much yesterday except read, watched movies, played games with flatmates, and went out to examine the 2ft of snow surrounding my apartment building. Now that the storm is over (ended at 12am Sunday) the D.C. is in the midst of digging itself out of the white fluff. I, on the other hand, … More Snowpocalypse: Days 2 & 3