EDIT: disclaimer that this is from my perspective in Britain and primarily about rhetoric here and in other Western European/North American contexts. The hijab, burqa, burkini, FGM, ‘honour killings’ and ‘forced marriages’ are familiar tropes when it comes to thinking about migration and Islam in ‘the West’. Their prevalence represents the slippage between ‘women’s rights’ and questions of national borders and religion, reflecting the way … Continue reading Why are we obsessed with Muslim women?
Today marks the tenth day of the month of Ramadan for Muslims across the globe. Ten days is one third down and whilst this may sound triumphant, in fact, most Mulsims will tell you that once passed, they wished the month had been longer. A time not only for fasting from food and drink, Ramadan provides Muslims with time for introspection, theological reflection and prayer. … Continue reading Decolonising God