Hijab

To Hijab Or Not To Hijab: Should I Follow The Crowd?

Some people told me that women look more beautiful when wearing a hijab, it makes them look decent. Boys like women who dress in this manner.
Hijab

A Muslim Woman’s Response To “Muslims Are True Feminists”

I recently came across an article titled 'Muslims Are the True Feminists' by Gabby Aossey on The Huffington Post by an American privileged woman which tried to establish the fact that only "Muslim" women are true feminists, because Muslim women cover themselves and thus, are more empowered. This is not the first time that I came across such a hypothesis - which I undoubtedly find very disturbing.
Jain community

The Glaring Questions that Lay Ahead for the Jain Community after Aradhana’s Death

I am calling for a structural critique of the religious ethos and the continuing practices of the Jain community, for they seep into the everyday lives of women who are oppressed and coerced into performing religious and cultural practices that only feed the morality and vested interests of a patriarchal religious institution.
BMMA Co-Founder Zakia Soman On The Need To Reform Muslim Personal Law

BMMA Co-Founder Zakia Soman On The Need To Reform Muslim Personal Law

Zakia Soman visited Ambedkar University, Delhi on 30th September, 2016 to deliver a talk on the 'Need To Reform Muslim Personal Laws'.
Durga, Gender and Sexuality - A Photo Essay

Durga, Gender and Sexuality – A Photo Essay

In this photo essay, I carefully examine the idols and explore the mystery of their various expressions. The idols portray the hypocrisy of the patriarchal society which, at one hand claims to worship goddesses, while at the other, does not respect women, non-masculine men and the LGBTQ community.
Why Is All India Muslim Personal Law Board's Defense Of Triple Talaq Very Problematic?

Why Is All India Muslim Personal Law Board’s Defense Of Triple Talaq Very Problematic?

Along with other misogynistic things, the AIMPLB said that Muslim men would murder their wives “to get rid” of them if triple talaq gets banned.
On Feminism, Religion And Right To Worship

On Feminism, Religion And Right To Worship

The Bombay High Court on Friday allowed women equal access to the inner sanctum of the Haji Ali dargah, the 600 year old tomb of the Sufi Muslim saint Sayyed Pir Haji Ali Shah Bukhari.
France’s Burkini Ban: A Muslim Feminist’s Perspective

France’s Burkini Ban: A Muslim Feminist’s Perspective

As a feminist, I feel the Burkini ban is against the very basis of the right to free choice; it is a poor attempt at enforcing French secularism.
Reading Feminism and Islam: A Starter Pack

Reading Feminism and Islam: A Starter Pack

Reading works by feminist Muslim scholars, activists and artists has been a source of comfort and hope that certain community practices can be challenged and improved through faith-rooted efforts.
ramadan muslim woman

Ramadan, Women and Menstruation: Forcing Virtues Down The throat

Religion never preached fake fasting while one is menstruating but we ourselves created this impression of shame around menstruation that now we have to hide it even when it is as natural as respiration.

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Pictures From 30+ #IWillGoOut Marches In Various Cities And Towns Of India

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What Women Want! Protest Marches By Women In India And USA On January 21

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Why Women In India Are Marching On January 21? #IWillGoOut

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As women from a dozen cities prepare for a nation-wide march triggered by the appalling stories of mass molestation in Bengaluru, we protest not only the right of a woman to loiter in public, but also the impunity with which they are seen as “fair game” when they choose to own the streets. #IWillGoOut