March 13, 2014No Comments

hijab police woman

    MUSLIM women during the time of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) were not marginalized or discouraged from active participation and involvement in the development of society. Women were known to accompany the Muslim army in battles to nurse the wounded, distribute food and water, and to support and raise the morale […]

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February 12, 2014No Comments

Rider

Get your motor running … British-Moroccan photographer Hassan Hajjaj has been out on the open road with Marrakech’s biker gangs, who come prepared with polka dot hijabs, Nike djellabah and heart-shaped sunnies. Here’s the best of his series Kesh Angels, on view at the Taymour Grahne gallery in New York City until 7 March   […]

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May 10, 2013No Comments

dubai patrol lamborghini

Cops in the fast lane: Female officers patrol in super cars in Dubai   Two Dubai policewomen are the talk of the town as they drive some of the world’s priciest and fastest sports cars to go after bad guys Dubai: Policewomen in glitzy Dubai are literally zooming in style on the front lines of […]

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April 29, 2013No Comments

saheela-ibraheem goes to harvard

Do you know any 15-year-olds who are on their way to Harvard? Meet Saheela Ibraheem (pictured), a senior at Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison, N.J. Crediting her parents, who are Nigerian immigrants, for her academic achievements — her father is said to have stayed up at night teaching her subjects not found at school — Saheela’s exceptional journey began as a […]

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April 25, 2013No Comments

a hijabican…dispel stereotypes through theater

Muslim writer-actress Rohina Malik on ‘Unveiled’ When Rohina Malik fell in love with theater, she was a shy teenager slowly finding her voice in drama class. But to actively pursue theater, well, that’s just not what Pakistani girls did, at least not in Malik’s London neighborhood. Bright daughters of Pakistani immigrants went into law or medicine. […]

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April 14, 2013No Comments

a hijabican…play in a football league

Muslim women find a new goal with AFL   JUST behind the towering goalposts of the Gallipoli Mosque, in the heart of Sydney’s west, is a sight that would make AFL chief executive Andrew Demetriou fall to his knees and weep with unrestrained joy. Here in the heartlands of rugby league, tabouleh and fully-sick cars, […]

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April 10, 2013No Comments

a hijabi can …defy the odds and run for parliament

In a Taliban hotbed, a woman runs for Pakistan’s parliament (CNN) — Badam Zari is a novelty in the tribal districts of northern Pakistan. Like many women in the towns along the Afghan border, the 38-year-old Zari has only a grade-school education. But unlike others before her, she’s taking her frustrations with conditions in her […]

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March 24, 2013No Comments

a hijabi can…go to the oscars

It’s Time America Does the Admirable Thing I was so excited to watch the Oscars this year. As an avid movie-watcher and a lover of pretty dresses (because, yes, I do like to get in touch with my inner-girl every once and a while), the Oscars is truly an event I look forward to every […]

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March 4, 2013No Comments

Muslim Woman Hijabi Mayor

Bosnians elect their first hijab-wearing mayor By AIDA CERKEZ VISOKO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — When Amra Babic walks down the streets of the central Bosnian town of Visoko wearing herMuslim headscarf, men sitting in outdoor cafes instantly rise from their chairs, fix their clothes and put out their cigarettes. The respect is only natural: Babic is their new mayor. The 43 year-old […]

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March 3, 2013No Comments

a hijabi can…be a speed rock climber

Wearing traditional Muslim clothes has not slowed an Indonesian woman’s climb to the top of her sport. Matthew Moore reports from Jakarta. When she chalks up to cheat gravity in the climbing events in next month’s Asian Extreme Games, Etti Hendrawati knows she’ll be turning heads. But unlike most of her peers, the 28-year-old Indonesian climber […]

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