To the motherland: A New Tunisia?

In exactly 36 hours from now, I will be on a plane on my way to my home, Tunisia. Though only half Tunisian, my Maghrebi identity has shaped much of my life. My father decided to raise his 5 children away from his home because of the chains that the government run by Ben Ali … Continue reading

Behind the Veil: Why We Wear Hijab and Love It

Salam and peace ¬†readers! After we wrote our first piece about hijab, we decided to share with you our own hijab stories and how we came to the decision to put on the hijab and grew to love it. ¬†We hope this will create a greater understanding of why we as Muslim women decide to … Continue reading

Hijab: Muslim-American Perspectives

There have been a succession of recent posts in the blogosphere regarding removing the hijab. Jillian C. York has referred to them here in her article on Global Voices. As we believe that the hijab IS obligatory in Islam, as agreed on by the four major Islamic scholars – Hanbali, Shafi’i, Maliki and Hanafi. It … Continue reading