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When Shari’a Doesn’t Cover the Rent: The Hajar Paradigm as the Norm for Muslim Women in America

by Kimberly Harper & Ryan Hilliard What happens when a woman “is isolated from the network which had carried the promise of provision, protection and care”? How many of our muslimahs today find themselves in similar situations and must transition into the role of sole provider/head of household and “fend […]

To Muslims Who Do Not Say, Salaam

As the American Ummah continues to unpack the intersections of identity, otherness, and faith, it seems fitting to bring back Aisha Sharif’s interview and poem “To Muslims Who Do Not Say, Salaam.”  To Muslims Who Do Not Say, Salaam All your life, you’ve tried to muffle the sound of your […]

Hijab and the Policing of Black Women and Girls: Black Muslims Respond

By Nisa Muhammad On February 1, 2018, World Hijab Day was observed and encountered opposition from an unlikely source. A number of Black Muslims were taken aback on February 13, when 10 feminist faculty members of Spelman College released a letter expressing their concerns with the Spelman student who organized […]

Profile: Ana Karim — Activist and First Woman Editor of Muhammad Speaks

by Dr. Jamillah Karim  Sister Ana Karim was the first woman editor of the Muhammad Speaks (MS) newspaper. Appointed by Imam W.D. Mohammed in 1975, her story weaves together a legacy of women’s activism in both the Civil Rights Movement and the Nation of Islam (NOI). In particular, her story […]