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​Queer Muslim women are making salaam with who they are
​Queer Muslim women are making salaam with who they are
“The day I left for Mecca, I told myself and God that if, by the time I came back to Cape Town, I still feel this way towards women — still...
Take solace in the divine
Take solace in the divine
If there’s a God then why would He allow natural disasters, terminal illnesses, war and poverty to happen?” It’s a question that has...
Who needs warrior women?
Who needs warrior women?
The other day I found myself overcome with quiet anger in a mosque during the marital ceremony of my best friend. She was introduced as the...
French woman to fight burka ban in court
French woman to fight burka ban in court
A 23-year-old French woman will on Wednesday state why the country's highly contentious ban on full-face veils violates her rights.
Headscarves raise hackles
Headscarves raise hackles
A Muslim woman has lodged a complaint with the department of home affairs after officials at the passport control section of OR Tambo International...
Ban thinly veiled Islamophobia
Ban thinly veiled Islamophobia
Can you imagine a law in South Africa prohibiting Muslim women from wearing the veil? Or banning Jewish men from wearing a yamulkah, or Sikh men...
Compromise needed to protect Muslim women
Compromise needed to protect Muslim women
The Muslim Marriages Bill, which seeks to regularise and regulate Muslim marriages, has been characterised by extensive consensus building,...
Sharia must be preserved
Sharia must be preserved
The draft Muslim Marriages Bill has caused waves in the Muslim community and support for the legal process has not been unqualified.
Arab women: the powers that be
Arab women: the powers that be
Saida Sadouni does not conform to the typical image of an Arab revolutionary. But this 77-year-old camped out in the bitter Tunisian cold for more...
Marriage Bill causes rift among Muslims
Marriage Bill causes rift among Muslims
The split in South Africa's Muslim community over the Muslim Marriages Bill is deepening. The Bill seeks to regulate Islamic marriages.
Breaking the sound barrier
Breaking the sound barrier
Anyone who's seen a Beyoncé music video can have little doubt about the allure of the female voice at full throttle. And it is said the sound of...

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