Trying to be the best Muslim parent in the U.S.

Trying to be the best Muslim parent in the U.S.

Naazish YarKhan – WNN Religion & Belief (WNN/CGN)Chicago, Illinois, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: Like all parents, Muslim parents have their fair share of do’s and don’ts for their children. Unlike most parents though, terrorism and how to handle its misguided association with Islam figures in some of our talks. In the wake of the Boston bombings […]

Afghanistan woman parliamentarian shares dreams for new nation

Afghanistan woman parliamentarian shares dreams for new nation

Leigh Cuen – WNN Reviews (WNN) Kabul, AFGHANISTAN: 37 year old Fawzia Koofi, Afghanistan’s first female parliamentary speaker, is currently a leading candidate for the country’s 2014 presidential elections. Her recently published memoir “The Favored Daughter,” is reaching a global audience. It has now been sold in 20 different countries and published in English, French, […]

Cracking through the myth about Muslim men in America

Cracking through the myth about Muslim men in America

Nadia S. Mohammad  – WNN Opinion (WNN/CGN) New York, N.Y. UNITED STATES: “Terrorist.” “Jihadist.” “Misogynist.” “Brown.” “Bearded.” “Un-American.” These are the terms and images often associated with Muslim men in America. A compilation of autobiographical essays by Muslim American men, All-American: 45 American Muslim Men on Being Muslim, presents a series of personal accounts that […]

Breaking the myths of sharia law, women and Islam

Breaking the myths of sharia law, women and Islam

Dr. Julie Macfarlane – WNN Opinion (WNN/CGN) Kingsville, Ontario, CANADA: Recently, Florida’s House of Representatives passed a bill (which later died in the state Senate) to ban the use of “foreign law” in domestic courtrooms. Such a bill may seem innocuous but according to the Miami Herald, flyers have circulated in Senate offices describing sharia […]

Documentary: (Un)veiled: Muslim Women Talk About Hijab

Documentary: (Un)veiled: Muslim Women Talk About Hijab

Claire Panetta – WNN Review (Un)veiled is a new documentary that looks at the role of the hijab, or veil, in the lives of Muslim women. Through interviews with a group of women living in Dubai and excerpts from a lecture given on the topic at the University of Sharjah, the film attempts to provide […]

PODCAST: Is Religion a Force for Good?

PODCAST: Is Religion a Force for Good?

Women News Network – WNN Interviews What impact does religion have on our global community? Of special importance, how does it impact women? How does world religion affect public policy in our region? These and other topics are part of this panel, brought to you via host Anushka Asthana, policy editor for The Observer at […]

Kashmir’s half-widows considered only half in society

Kashmir’s half-widows considered only half in society

Kashmir correspondent Aliya Bashir – WNN Features Journalist, Aliya Bashir, talks with families whose husbands, brothers and sons have disappeared during years of conflict in Kashmir. (WNN) Srinagar – Indian-Administered Kashmir: Twenty-eight year old Haleema (name changed) is a resident of the predominately Muslim Anantnag district of southern Kashmir. In a region where the literacy […]