hijab

  • Religion

    Unveiled: A Look Back on the Hijab

    I, along with two other former Muslim women (Marwa Berro of Between a Veil and a Dark Place and Reem Abdel-Razek), recently spoke with Valerie Tarico about our experiences with the hijab. This is a cross-post of my interview with her. Tarico: How long did you wear hijab, and what did it mean to you at the time? Dadabhoy: I wore hijab for…

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  • Featured

    Allah’s Little Ambassador: What Hijab Is & Isn’t

    A few weeks back, I gave a talk at the first Sexy Secular Conference in Akron, OH, with the title Virgins, Raisins, & Sexy Serving Boys: Decoding Female Sexuality in Islam. I had a lot of fun giving the talk and attending the con — shout-out to the organizers who put the it all together. Even disregarding the fact that it…

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  • Religion

    When the “Experiment” Never Ends

    Tonight (or last night, depending on whom you ask, as the whole Hijri calendar thing is very complicated) marks the beginning of Ramadan, the Muslim month of fasting. Too many people think that Ramadan is Muslim Christmas. It isn’t: Eid ul-Fitr, which marks the end of Ramadan, is. Ramadan is more like Lent or Yom Kippur, except longer and involving…

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  • Skepticism

    ICYMI: July 22-July 28 on the Skepchick Network

    You guys, I have Olympic Fever! It’s time every four years when I pretend to care about cycling and beach volleyball! Go team! Score all the sports points! Insert otherwise totally inappropriate patriotic slogan here! Maybe in between pole vaults and pommel horses you could catch up on what happened last week on the Skepchick Network.

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