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tealam12

tealam12 has written 23 posts for Islamic Identities

The Garden of the Arab Spring: What will it bloom into?

The Arab Spring has been a hot topic in not only the media in the United States, but around the world. This idea of the Arab Spring has permeated throughout the Arab world and has also had great influence on the rest of the world. It has become an emblem that signifies “The people want … Continue reading

Islam vs. Progressivism: Not actually a fight

Progression is an essential part of our society. We continue to see progress every day from the creation of new forms of medicine, to the variety of smart phones coming out, computers, I-pods, cars, etc. Progress is not something unusual to us and we expect progress to take place not only in material objects, but … Continue reading

Young Women Demanding Justice & Dignity: By All Means Necessary

By  Loubna Hanna Skalli, Published March 29th, 2012 on jadaliyya.com Amina Filali was a young Moroccan girl who was raped at the age of 15 then forced to marry her rapist. She was battered, bruised, and starved until she committed suicide in March 2012. She was 16 years old.

Ground Zero Mosque Controversy: Not Religious Freedom More like Religious Oppression

Religious freedom is an inherent right of the Constitution, we take great pride in this. We never have a problem when a church is being built. So we should have not problem when a Muslim community wants to build a mosque, but that seems to raise some debate among the community. The decision to build … Continue reading

‘Muslim Mafia’ Targeting Religious Freedom?

By John Jessup, CBN News, Published January 06, 2012. WASHINGTON — Free speech and religious liberty are two of America’s most cherished protections. But if the Organization of Islamic Cooperation gets its way, that could change not only in the United States, but around the world. The Muslim group is pushing a United Nations resolution … Continue reading

The Conflict of the Veil. Is there really a problem?

In the book “A quiet Revolution: The Veil’s resurgence, from the Middle East to America” by Leila Ahmed addresses the controversy of the hijab. More specifically Ahmed focuses on a certain amount of history of the hijab and its use in Muslim communities around the world. The historical background of the hijab is essential in … Continue reading

Saving Face

By Tabsir, Saturday  March 11, 2012 HBO is rebroadcasting the documentary “Saving Face” today (8:45 am) about the attacks in Pakistan on women. It will also be available in their on-demand service. Every year in Pakistan, many people – the majority of them women – are known to be victimized by brutal acid attacks, while numerous other … Continue reading

Muslim Women: The Dawn of a New Interpretation

In the book,  “Believing Women” in Islam: Unread Patriarchal Interpretations of the Qur’an” by Asma Barlas there are two questions she is exploring. The first question is does the Qur’an condone or teach sexual inequality or oppression of women? The second question is does the Qur’an supports encourage the liberation of women?[1] These two questions … Continue reading

Rules Board to Consider Ending Ban on Hijabs

By VIJAI SINGH, The New York Times Published: March 2, 2012– The long-disputed issue of whether Muslim women’s soccer players should be allowed to wear headscarves in games will be addressed Saturday at a meeting of the sport’s international rules board. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/03/sports/soccer/soccer-rules-board-to-consider-ending-ban-on-hijabs.html?ref=muslimveiling Ruling on a Hijab Ban

A Shared Struggle

Shirin Ebadi’s book, The Golden Cage is a remarkable story about her personal experience in Iran during the Iranian Revolution. The book not only captures the childhood of the three brothers of her best friend and their different roles. These three brothers and their journey in Iran only shows a small part of the many … Continue reading

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