muslim women changemakers

Ibtihaj Muhammad Didn’t Win a Gold Medal Today, but She Has Won Something Even Bigger

I don’t think I’ve ever rooted for a U.S. Olympic athlete to win a gold medal more than today when Ibtihaj Muhammad began her quest for victory in the women’s individual sabre fencing competition. And I say that as someone who has passionately rooted for countless American Olympic athletes over…

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How Muslim women are winning the 2016 campaign

This presidential election season we’ve paid much attention to the anti-Muslim ideas some presidential candidates like Donald Trump spew — and rightfully so. Most political candidates would never dare make such utterances about any other religious minority group. Still, in the midst of the vitriol and alarming political rhetoric, an…

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“We’re all working for a more well-informed citizenry”

Dalia Mogahed, Executive Director of the Gallup Center for Muslim Studies, helped oversee the largest surveys of the Muslim world, co-authoring Who Speaks for Islam: What a Billion Muslims Really Think in the process. Now, Barack Obama has tapped her to join his Faith Advisory Council. Here, we speak to Mogahed about her new position of influence.

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Bana Gora is planning Britain’s first female-managed mosque

In a brightly lit office in Bradford’s Carlisle business centre, on a road lined with charity shops, grocery stores and a green-domed masjid, Bana Gora and her team at the Muslim Women’s Council (MWC) are organising final preparations before a much-awaited consultation about the UK’s first women-managed mosque. At the…

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