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Sharmin Hossain (Photo via Women's eNews)

‘Ex-Hijabis’ Remove and Reflect

In the News, Muslim, Women June 25, 2014 at 11:09 am

“Ex-hijabis” explain to Women’s eNews how their decision to stop wearing the hijab has changed their views on identity and gender.

Tusha Díaz and Sadia Irfan, at the Islamic Center of Union City, N.J., say that their community is still under surveillance (Photo by Gerardo Romo via El Diario).

Hispanic Muslims Say They Are Still under Surveillance

Latino, Metro Area, Muslim May 28, 2014 at 3:33 pm

In spite of the NYPD decision to discontinue its surveillance of the Muslim community in the city, many Hispanic Muslims believe they are still observed by federal agencies, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

From the inside of the Institut du Monde Arabe, or Arab World Institute, one of numerous structures designed by French architect Jean Nouvel. (Photo by Marcella, Creative Commons license)

French Architect to Design Downtown Islamic Museum

In the News, Manhattan, Muslim May 7, 2014 at 2:42 pm

Renowned French architect Jean Nouvel will design an Islamic museum where the “Ground Zero mosque” would have stood.

Two Faiths under One Roof in the Bronx

Two Faiths under One Roof in the Bronx

Bronx, In the News, Jewish, Muslim, Video April 24, 2014 at 5:29 pm

When Congregation Beis Menachem lacked space to worship, Sheikh Mussa Drammeh offered to help.

A view of Masjid Hazrati Abu Bakr Siddique in Flushing, Queens. Run largely by immigrants from Afghanistan, the mosque is believed to have been under NYPD surveillance. (Photo by Jehangir Khattak/Voices of NY)

Shutdown of NYPD Surveillance Unit Welcomed

Muslim and civil rights groups were pleased, but some have lingering worries about the NYPD.

Rabbi Bob Kaplan, Imam Shamsi Ali and Fatima Shama (l to r) (Photo by Jiwon Choi/Voices of NY)

Being Muslim in Post-9/11 New York

Featured Posts, Jewish, Muslim, New York April 11, 2014 at 2:45 pm

Panelists discussed the importance of dialogue to overcome prejudice in a diverse city.

Masjid of Al-Islam with the Imam W. Deen Muhammad in Atlanta, where women sit at the back of the mosque. (Photo via Side Entrance,  submitted by the Atlanta Masjid of al-Islam)

Muslim Women Seek a Warmer Welcome Inside Mosques

In the News, Muslim, New York, Religion, Women April 3, 2014 at 3:08 pm

Muslim women activists want better access to sacred spaces inside mosques across the U.S., reports Women’s eNews.

Salma Khan, the ambassador of World Hijab Day in New York City, and sister of founder Nezma Khan. (Photo by John Walder via Women's eNews)

World Hijab Day Comes to New York

Muslim, Religion, Women February 7, 2014 at 1:08 pm

In honor of World Hijab Day, Women’s eNews speaks to Muslim New Yorkers, who explain what wearing the hijab means to them.

Image from "Somewhere in America" video

Hijabs and Hip Hop: Video Challenges Stereotypes

Brooklyn, In the News, Media, Muslim, Video, Women December 5, 2013 at 1:08 pm

Women’s eNews reports on a new video set to a Jay-Z song of veiled Muslim women in Brooklyn and across the U.S. playing sports, posing in trendy styles and just hanging out, in hopes of turning the tables on mainstream depictions and stereotypes.

Muslim Heroine Shoots for Universal Appeal

Muslim Heroine Shoots for Universal Appeal

Culture, Metro Area, Muslim, Women November 21, 2013 at 4:26 pm

In reporting on an upcoming comic book series headlined by superheroine and Muslim-American Kamala Khan, a blog in The Jewish Daily Forward explores Jewish and Muslim parallels, as well as the broad appeal of comic book characters.

The North Bronx Islamic Center at 3156 Perry Ave. in the Bronx (Photo by Hakeem Muhammad via the Bronx Bureau)

Muslims Hope for Better Relations with New Mayor

Elections 2013, Muslim, Politics November 8, 2013 at 5:41 pm

For many Muslims, Bill de Blasio was the first politician to address concerns of the community. Some in the Bronx spoke to the Bronx Bureau about surveillance, safety and the hope of forging a personal relationship with the new mayor.