A wave of minority women - Muslim women included- are running for office in 2018 in response to Trump and to bring more diversity to our leadership. One of these women is ISFM co-editor Zahra Suratwala- check out her campaign below!
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
Proud of these women and wishing them well this summer! https://www.washingtonpost.com/…/ec01b4a6-2cb6-11e6-9de3-6e…
Eid Mubarak to all our fans around the world (and some inspiration to keep us going...) http://qz.com/…/the-worlds-oldest-university-and-library-i…/
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!
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.
Check out this amazing podcast featuring contributors to Faithfully Feminist talking about the realities, challenges, and rewards of being both Muslim and feminist.
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
We recommend following all of them!!
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."
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.