Why I Believe Prison Abolition is A Muslim Issue

Ruth Wilson Gilmore, a Black woman prison scholar who laid the rich groundwork for abolitionist politics, has defined racism as “the state-sanctioned or extralegal production and exploitation of group-differentiated vulnerability to premature death”. This implies that minoritised people, people of colour or people from minority ethnic background get exposed to earlier deaths because of racist…

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The Time I Fought for Justice and The Hijab

by Anisah Kader I have always heard or read stories about Muslim women and the discrimination they facedwith their hijab on. In fact, all these stories I have read about were from other countries. Inever thought, right here, in Singapore, I would actually experience such discrimination, but Idid. It was an unforgettable moment that would…

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What Is Right?: My Journey Towards Justice

by ‘A __ “… اِعۡدِلُوۡا هُوَ اَقۡرَبُ لِلتَّقۡوٰى …” “… Act justly – that is nearer to God-consciousness…” – Surah Al-Maaidah – Verse 8. I have always been a believer in standing up for what is right and upholding justice because I believe that it is a responsibility. I believe that I am heavily influenced…

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Editor’s Letter: Justice

It is without a doubt that justice is one of the most foundational aspects of Islam. When I think of Islam, I think of the fact that it is a religion that was revealed to our Prophet Muhammed (peace be upon him), someone who fought resolutely throughout his life against tribal injustice and steadily worked…

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A joint statement in response to the online poll promoting sexual violence

By Beyond The Hijab, Crit Talk, End FGC Singapore, Lepak Conversations and Penawar Content Warnings: Mentions of rape, Online sexual assault, online sexual harassment, and misogyny  We strongly condemn the misogyny and sexism of a group of men who initiated a poll on a social media platform, to vote who among their women peers deserved…

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RECAP: Panel discussion with asatizah discussing female genital cutting

By Danesha Shah On 13 March 2021, I attended an online panel discussion with Ustazah Lina Salim and Ustaz Sheikh Md Farouq where they discussed the issue of Female Genital Cutting (FGC) within the Muslim community. They discussed from the perspective of Fiqh (Islamic Jurisprudence) and Islamic Bioethics respectively. It was organised by End FGC…

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