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She dreams to be first Muslim woman in U.S. Congress

Aug 05, 2018 - 2:00 PM

Amatul-Wadud is a mother of seven, a lawyer, a community activist and a Muslim, who rises before dawn, prays five times a day and fasts during Ramadan

Tahirah Amatul-Wadud, who is running in the Democratic primary for US Congress in Massachusetts’ First District, goes on a door-knocking and voter registration drive in Chicopee, Massachusetts, July 21, 2018. Amatul-Wadud is a mother of seven, a lawyer, a community activist and a Muslim, who rises before dawn, prays five times a day and fasts during Ramadan. Now aged 44, she faces the biggest hurdle of her life: asking a majority white constituency, where Catholics are the biggest religious group, to make her the first Muslim woman elected into Congress. TIMOTHY A. CLARY / AFP

[OPINION] Women and violent extremism

May 27, 2018 - 1:00 PM

By empowering women, we, in turn, empower their communities and change the dynamics of these spaces, leading to the promotion of peace, tolerance, and respect

#PugadBaboy: The Smiling Muslim

Oct 14, 2017 - 11:00 AM

Halal makeup: Muslim beauty without the forbidden ingredients

Apr 18, 2016 - 12:55 PM

The industry is worth 20 billion and is expected to double by 2019

UPDATE YOUR LOOK. Small changes can give your daily look a major boost

Women not required to cover faces under Sharia, say Pakistan clerics

Oct 20, 2015 - 7:38 PM

Pakistan s top religious body has said women are not required to cover their faces hands or feet under Islamic Sharia law a rare judgement from the conservative council of clerics

NOT NEEDED. Pakistan clerics say women are not required to cover their faces. Photo by EPA

Napkins, displacement, and other teen problems in Mindanao

Mar 17, 2015 - 12:23 PM

Three girls from Muslim Mindanao share how difficult it is growing up in conflict areas

Faith by example: Herstory of bridging society

Mar 02, 2015 - 9:58 PM

Meet the woman who supports Muslim women inside the Correctional Institute for Women in Mandaluyong

A feminist agnostic wears the veil

Feb 23, 2015 - 9:45 AM

We show our unity when we hold on to our differences and yet learn to traverse the long distances between us

Muslim women: 'We are not limited because we wear a hijab'

Jan 29, 2014 - 5:02 PM

Women who choose to wear a veil deserve to be treated no less than those who don t says Muslim women lawmakers

On Avaaz: Boycott call vs school that bans hijab

Aug 03, 2012 - 4:05 PM

Various groups are seeking a dialogue with Pilar College to address problems arising from its policy against the use of Islamic veils

School bans Muslim students from using veil, triggers outcry

Jul 31, 2012 - 5:00 PM

Pilar College in Zamboanga City incurs the ire of officials and residents for its ban on the use of the Islamic veil

RELIGIOUS FREEDOM. Muslim women on the streets of Zamboanga City. Photo by Amir Mawallil