When any item of Muslim wear hits the fashion market, it usually attracts a lot of media attention. This has certainly been the case with the custom designed hijab created by Nike, aimed at Muslim women who want to get involved in sport or exercise whilst wearing a head covering….Read More
The “The Secret Life of Muslims”, a series of short films featuring a diverse set of American Muslims speaking from their own respective experiences, has been nominated for the prestigious Peabody Award. AltM’s own EIC Asma Uddin was one of the producers for this ground-breaking series, which has been featured on…Read More
It seems Asra Nomani has finally, completely, lost the plot. Her latest opinion article in the Washington Post and subsequent media interviews about being a Trump supporter are a delusional misrepresentation of Trump and his campaign, and defy all dignified explanation. Over a decade ago, Asra Nomani wrote two books…Read More
Based in Montgomery, Alabama, the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) has been at the forefront of the fight against racism and for civil rights since 1971. More recently, in its efforts to track and eliminate hate and extremism in this country, it has provided some invaluable resources on anti-Muslim bigotry….Read More
I was born in London in 1983, to liberal-minded Pakistani parents. Apart from a one-year stint in Glasgow during the late Eighties, I have always lived here. Who are you? I was born in London in 1983, to liberal-minded Pakistani parents. Apart from a one-year stint in Glasgow during the…Read More
I can’t believe I’m doing this. So early into my blogging career and here I am. Writing about hijab. I said I wouldn’t, because heck there’s so much more to talk about. But, here I am.
Hijab – a piece of fabric that so obsesses the world vis-a-vis Muslim women that we are now facing a full on “World Hijab Day”, which is today, Saturday, February the 1st.
With Malala Yousafzai’s recent turn addressing the UN, some have expressed concern, bordering on disdain, for Western media outlets and politicians who are vociferously amplifying Malala’s celebrity. For example, Assed Baig recently wrote for the UK edition of the Huffington Post an article titled, “Malala Yousafzai and the White Savior Complex.” Baig, giving voice to the feelings of many, remarked, “… Malala has been used as a tool by the West…Read More
Naif Al-Mutawa’s The 99 offers us arguably the best depictions of Muslim female characters to have ever appeared in comic books. One would hope that its realistic portrayals of Muslim women will help inspire more positive depictions of women in mainstream comic books.Read More