Boycotting All-Male Panels

Boycotting All-Male Panels and Speaker Events? Is it a problem if a panel at a conference or a speaker event has only male speakers? Is...

The French and the Hijab

The French and the Hijab You have to admire the French. They have strong views about what parts of the body should and should not...

What is Oppressive About Iranian/Saudi Hijab Requirements?

Headline: Iranian (or Saudi) women call on Western tourists to violate hijab law to fight against oppression. Question: What is oppressive about the hijab law? Answer:...

Hijab and Empowerment Cliches

Is wearing hijab empowering? When Muslim feminists say this, they explain it by appealing to the notion of choice. A Muslim woman is empowered...

Women Praying Behind Men?! Never!

A Recent Conversation Between Two MSA Board Members Person A: For Friday prayers, the idea of women praying behind men is offensive. It's a grave...

Stop Saying Dumb Things About Hijab

Unfortunately, everything Muslims today say and write about hijab is polluted with distortions and misconceptions that occlude the meaning, purpose, and significance of the...

Should Muslims Study Philosophy?  

I studied philosophy for 7 years at the undergraduate and graduate levels. But I had a specific intention in mind. The vast majority of philosophy...

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