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To our friends in Houston, come join the conversation this Thursday with co-editor Zahra Suratwala!

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When any book written by an American Muslim Woman gets published, we celebrate. We hope all our ISFM fans will support this new book from Muslim Girl editor Amani Al-Khatahtbeh: https://www.amazon.com/Muslim-Girl-Coming-Aman…/…/150115950X

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Proud of these women and wishing them well this summer! https://www.washingtonpost.com/…/ec01b4a6-2cb6-11e6-9de3-6e…

Female Muslim athletes have renovated thinking, ignored critics on social media and transformed households while showing “you don’t need to go against your culture to participate in sports.”
washingtonpost.com|By Chuck Culpepper
"We cover dating, sex, women's health — anything that people refuse to talk about in the Muslim community."
cosmopolitan.com
"Keep your head low." My mother said those words to me sometime after Sept. 11, 2001. It left me baffled and confused at the age of 10. What did my being Muslim have to do with an attack that turned buildings into ash and rubble more than 700 miles away?
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Faithfully Feminist

New York Friends! We're coming your way. Please join all three #FaithfullyFeminist editors next week (THURS. SEPT. 9th) for this very special event hosted by JC...C Manhattan Union Theological Seminary Muslim Community Network and The Jewish Theological Seminary. Book signing after the conversation!

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If you're at ISNA this coming Saturday, be sure to check out our ISFM panel! Meet Mariam Sobh and co-editor Zahra Suratwala, join the discussion, and get your books signed! Details in the flyer below.

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Check out this amazing podcast featuring contributors to Faithfully Feminist talking about the realities, challenges, and rewards of being both Muslim and feminist.

Faithfully Feminist: Jewish, Christian, and Muslim Feminists on Why We Stay is a new anthology from the I Speak For Myself series where Jewish, Christian, and Muslim women discuss the various ways ...
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One of ISFM's supporters, Fatimah Odeh recently completed a series of interviews with Muslims in Michigan on how they define beauty. Check out the video and share. We're also curious - how do YOU define beauty? https://youtu.be/Fvhz8NXSC-0

Results of interviewing the Muslim youth in Michigan on their perspective of modern day beauty and its standards
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The women of Muslim Twitter are a dynamic and inspiring group and no list of Muslim Twitterati would be complete without their full representation. I’ve compiled a list of some of the most insightful Twitter accounts of Anglophone Muslim Twitter from Africa, Asia, Australia, the Caribbean, Europe,…
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Message we received in our inbox from a reader. There is good in this world...

"Hello. I just wanted to message you guys, because I know many Muslims are facing discrimination because of the extremists. I'm sorry that you guys are facing it. I know that not all Muslims are bad. In fact the minority are. Remember, never let anyone get to you because of your faith. This is the United States, and everyone has the right to practice their religion on how they see fit. I joined th...e United States Military, and I serve to protect the country, of not just Christians, but all Americans. I also joined, so I can potentially go into the Middle East and fight the extremists who are there. I did not join to harm any innocent person. The groups such as ISIS and Al Qaeda make me sick. Anyway, be proud of who you are, and don't let anyone tell you that you are all evil."

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While much work remains to close the equality gap for the 800 million Muslim women worldwide, the rates of education and employment for some have increased dramatically in a short span of time. A McKinsey & Company article.
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Omid Safi

Masjid Istiqlal (Indonesia) seems to be one place where Muslim men and women pray side by side--not front and back--allotting each 50% of the mosque space area....
I'd love to see this as a model for space allocation in mosques. It would absolutely revolutionize all of our experiences in mosques, and make mosques a space worthy of all of us, women and men.
#internationalwomensday

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Hi everyone! Volume 6 in the ISFM series publishes this August (2015). There are many amazing American Muslim women featured. We hope you'll read/share/gift! www.faithfullyfeminist.com

“Why do you stay?” It is a common question women are asked in relation to their faith. These are not women who buy into Candace Cameron’s biblically submissive theory; rather, these are women who claim a feminist identity, membership in a particular religious tradition, and practice their faith in…
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I Speak for Myself is a book of 40 personal essays written by American Muslim women under the age of 40 -all of whom were born and raised in the US. **ORDER ONLINE AT www.ispeakformyself.com/shop/ **