Sisterhood

We Still Need to Talk About Hijab Fashion

It is of no secret that the advancements in social media have grown at an exponential rate, in terms of utility as well as accessibility. Particularly, this readily available access to platforms such as Instagram and YouTube, has promoted a desire among young adults of varying backgrounds to pursue so-called ‘social media fame’ or to […]

March 13, 2018 1219 0 2

Putting Faith in Empowerment

Follow Project Vanguard on Facebook and Twitter. One of the most commonly used proverbs, which can also be derived from the Hadith of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) is “charity begins at home”. Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah’s Messenger (PBUH) said, “The best alms is that which you give when you are rich, and you should support your dependants first.” (Sahih […]

September 13, 2017 1430 0 4

Ramadan Reflections: Menstruation Should Not Be A Taboo

My relationship with periods has been complex; as is the case for many Muslim females across the world. We are often made to feel as though menstruation is something we should not only refrain from talking about openly, but something we should be ashamed of. This is often backed up using (abusing) faith and cultural […]

May 29, 2017 2531 0 5

Swedish Muslim Women Demand Equal Treatment From Scandinavian Airlines

On International Workers Day, protesters took to the streets of Stockholm, Malmo, Gothenburg and elsewhere in Sweden to show solidarity with Aye Alhassani, who was requested by Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) to remove her headscarf if she wanted a job as Traffic Assistant. Bolstered by the European Court of Justice directive in March which ruled that […]

May 5, 2017 2046 0 5

Brothers, we need to talk about how we treat our sisters

No other ideology is more explicit about the value and dignity invested in women than Islam. In our history there’s a rich record of Muslim women in public life and especially in scholarly pursuits. Thousands of names come to mind but to name a few: Ibn Taymiyyah received hadith from numerous women and held them […]

March 14, 2017 691 0 1