Muslim Women

The Beating of a Hidden Heart

Tehmina Kazi | Posted 17.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Tehmina Kazi

The number of people in England and Wales living with or married to someone from another ethnic group jumped by 35 per cent to 2.3 million from 2001 to 2011, reported the Office for National Statistics in a newly published census figure analysis on 3rd July 2014.

Can You Really Meet Prince Charming at Muslim Marriage Events?

Sara Yasmin Anwar | Posted 16.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sara Yasmin Anwar

Muslim marriage events are soaring in popularity due to traditional arranged marriages being in decline. When I first heard of such events, I could not fathom why one would attend such an unromantic notion and feign interest in strangers. Only now, I do.

Muslim Women Can Help Stop Youth From Going to Syria

Shaista Gohir | Posted 23.06.2014 | UK
Shaista Gohir

So what can Muslim women do to stop young Muslims from going abroad and getting involved in the Syria conflict? Well women can be the first to see behavioural changes amongst family members including a preoccupation with the Syria crisis.

Why I Created the #LifeOfAMuslimFeminist Hashtag

Noorulann Shahid | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Noorulann Shahid

In the week after the hashtag was created, I received a lot of positive and supportive feedback from non-Muslim feminists who have found it to be quite insightful and eye-opening. If you have time, I'd encourage you to scroll through the hashtag yourself...

Gender Segregated Seating: Why the Uproar?

Shohana Khan | Posted 11.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Shohana Khan

Then the fact that segregation is being facilitated between men and women, by men and women in Islamic societies, shows the commitment to cater for both genders. Discriminating against women would mean denying women entry, or any participation in the venue. Neither of these takes place.

The Hip-and-Happening Online Disagreement About the #Mipsterz Video

Nabila Pathan | Posted 04.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Nabila Pathan

In trying to figure out whether the women depicted in the video are cool or whether cool is degrading/objectifying the Muslim female identity, we're clearly in a spin this week.

'I Don't Think They Understand Just How It All Feels' - Understanding Experiences of Anti-Muslim Hate on British Muslim Women

Dr Chris Allen | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Dr Chris Allen

Instead of talking about or for Muslim women, our research puts the voices of Muslim women front and centre: to give voice to their silent and overlooked stories of discrimination, bigotry and hate, stories that for many are far too real aspects of their everyday lives. More real that is than the newspaper headlines asking whether to ban or not ban the 'burqa'.

Jessica Elgot

Women Most Likely To Be Targets Of Islamophobia | Jessica Elgot | Posted 20.11.2013 | UK

Muslim women are more likely to be targets for Islamophobia than men, with 80% targeted for wearing the hijab, a new study has found The University...

Ken Clarke: Women In Face Veil Wearing 'A Kind Of Bag'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.11.2013 | UK

Former justice secretary Ken Clarke has said Muslim women giving evidence in court should not be able to wear the face veil in court because it is alm...

Fitness DVD Launches For Muslim Women

The Huffington Post UK | Patty Doma | Posted 30.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle

If your Fitness DVDs usually come full of spray-tanned bodies, six packs and a celebrity instructor yelling "work it", prepare for a shake up. Afte...

Is it British to Ban the Face Veil?

Sajda Khan | Posted 05.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Sajda Khan

Why has Britain become so obsessed with an item of clothing known as the niqab worn by a minority of women? In the last few weeks there has been an influx of media commentaries and heightened discourse on this issue.

How Do We Respond to the Niqab Ban Supporters?

Alison Walsh | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Alison Walsh

I'm not saying that I know the answers to the questions of multiculturalism, and whether the niqab has a place in modern British society... But I also think that we need to have a proper, open discussion about the state of our society and its values, and to outline exactly what the effect of this kind of legislation would be.

Muslim Women Don't Care If You Feel Uncomfortable

Shaheen Sattar | Posted 29.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Shaheen Sattar

Regardless of whether you think niqab should be banned in society wholeheartedly, or removed from public spheres because it makes you feel uncomfortable and in a compromised condition, banning the niqab for the small minority of women, challenges the very foundations of female autonomy in large.

Should There Be A Veil Ban In State Institutions?

The Huffington Post UK/ PA | Posted 29.11.2013 | UK

The state should back institutions such as schools, courthouses and immigration centres which require individuals to remove face-coverings such as the...

Muslim Women Wearing the Veil Are NOT Terrorists!

Imran Awan | Posted 19.11.2013 | UK Politics
Imran Awan

I'm not a religious scholar and indeed I know their are different schools of thought on this very issue. But I'm sorry we have got this whole debate wrong. When I see a Muslim women wearing the veil I don't think 'Oh no she's a Terrorist'. Indeed, I don't sit down thinking she is a national security issue.

From Miley Cyrus to Banning Veils: The Problem Men Have With Women and Their Bodies

Dr Chris Allen | Posted 18.11.2013 | UK Politics
Dr Chris Allen

Just a few weeks after the public outcry about Miley Cyrus 'twerking' in a 'nude' bikini at the MTV Video Awards the last two weeks have seen a similar public outcry gaining apace about the wearing - or more precisely the banning - of the face veil worn by Muslim women... In both settings it is interesting how gender has been played out, in particular the role of men within them.

Ban on Muslim Veil: Disrespecting Freedom of Choice

Tasnim Nazeer | Posted 18.09.2013 | UK Politics
Tasnim Nazeer

Liberal Democrat Jeremy Browne's call for a national debate into banning the veil is yet another show of religious intolerance and disrespect for freedom of choice. Taking away the right for a Muslim woman who chooses to wear the face veil on her own accord is not giving anyone the freedom to choose how they practice their faith.

#LFW Dominated by the Niqab

Yasmin Khatun | Posted 16.11.2013 | UK Politics
Yasmin Khatun

We're not always going to understand everything straight away and we don't always need to, celebrate difference and appreciate the fact that it exists in Britain. To live in a tolerant society is not to stamp down but it's to be able to accept those exact things when they're not harming you.

Jessica Elgot

What It's Like To Wear The Niqab.. | Jessica Elgot | Posted 16.09.2013 | UK

Pictures of women wearing the full-face veil were splashed across the front pages of national newspapers on Monday as politicians debated the right of...

Muslim Woman Told To Remove Burka In Court

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 23.08.2013 | UK

A young Muslim woman in a burka was told by the judge to take off her face veil, as she took to the dock to enter her plea, because someone could impe...

Is Society Pushing Motherhood Out?

Shohana Khan | Posted 21.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Shohana Khan

Motherhood has always been an undying role in every society, crucial for the future of the human race. The question we need to ask ourselves today is,...

Muslims At York Mosque Invite EDL Members In For Chat

Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.05.2013 | UK

Muslim leaders at York Mosque invited members of the English Defence League (EDL) in "to talk over a cup of tea" after receiving agressive threats in ...

Muslim Women Complicit in their Repression?

Sajda Khan | Posted 05.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Sajda Khan

When I was a first year undergraduate student, my psychology lecturer told me that Muslim women were complicit in their own repression and did not know what it was like to be liberated. As a student of humanities and social sciences I gauged that his views were conspicuously grounded in the litany of anecdotal sources cited by the media.

Jessica Elgot

'My Family Thought I'd Been Brain-Washed By A Cult' | Jessica Elgot | Posted 16.05.2013 | UK

Dilemmas over wearing the hijab, pressures to marry, abuse from BNP family members and trans-sexuality are just some of the experiences of female Musl...

Separate Toilets for Men and Women - Serious Issue of Discrimination

Shohana Khan | Posted 15.07.2013 | UK Politics
Shohana Khan

Don't agree with the title? Well you are not alone, as neither do I. But student equality rights group, Student Rights, believes segregation of men and women is a cause for deep concern in University events. But not in toilets, or in society. In particular in Muslim university events.