Mar 22, 2012

Muslim Women Who Shake the World

By Umber Khan
Women have a voice, no doubt about it. What many fail to see is that they also have power and action in their hands. Thanks to the Internet, we are now able to see and expand the empowered activities of not only women all over the world but also Muslim women, who are traditionally viewed as quiet, homemaking peacemakers. Newsweek's List of 150 empowered women also consists of almost 20% Muslim women who are making a difference in politics, business and education across the world.

Mar 10, 2012

Give me a Cradle and I'll Change the World

By Saadia Faruqi

There should be no surprise in this statement: women can change the world. In the home as well as in public life, women bring a unique perspective that makes it inevitably better for all. American first lady Abigail Adams once said: “If we mean to have heroes, statesmen and philosophers, we should have learned women.” A few days ago interfaith representatives from a multitude of religious groups got together to discuss the role of women in making a better society, and it was feminism at its best.