Book Review: It’s Not About the Burqa: Muslim Women on Faith, Feminism, Sexuality and Race

Mariam Khan’s It’s Not About the Burqa: Muslim Women on Faith, Feminism, Sexuality and Race is an anthology of seventeen British Muslim women speaking frankly about their lives, from the hijab and wavering faith, to love and divorce, feminism, queer identity, sex, and living in a hostile environment. Asim Qureshi reviews the book that showcases voices too often… Read More

Muslim women in leadership are targets for gendered Islamophobia

by Hareem Ghani “When I was younger you didn’t see people in hijabs and niqabs”; “In London we got on. People dressed the same.”; “What you see now are people born and raised here who are choosing to wear the jilbab or niqab. There are questions to be asked about what is going on in those… Read More

Radical Pluralism: An Interview with Dr. Amina Wadud

by Naima Khan  This Friday 6th March, just ahead of International Women’s Day, the Inclusive Mosque Initiative (IMI), a UK-based group who convene inclusive spaces for worship and community work, have invited Dr. Amina Wadud to lead their mixed-gender Friday prayer (Jummah). It’s been 10 years since Dr. Wadud made headlines when she did the… Read More