Leila Aboulela’s novels explore identity, Islamic faith, and fragmented lives.
Yosra Akasha reflects on her experiences with and without the hijab - and on making her own choices
How Islam and matriarchy harmonise in West Sumatra
Can a man have more than one wife? There are no grounds for polygamy, either in social justice or religion, argues Hala Alkarib.
Ziba Mir-Hosseini challenges the criminalization of sexual activity in contemporary Islamic law.
How did women take power in states where politics was an exclusively male pursuit? Fatima Mernissi uncovers the forgotten histories of Muslim queens.
Laila Shawa transforms injustice into visceral works of art.
A poem by S. Nadia Hussain.
Addressing women’s rights has never just been women’s business, nor is it a recent phenomenon.
“There’s nothing more ‘manly’ I can do than raising my son”.