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The Frontier Built By the Mind

A barrier is a wall meant to keep any persons or creatures out. Every barrier has its own weakness, but the weakness is dependent on how the barrier was built. 1,562 more words

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Morocco Books, Recommended Reading Before You Go

Travel Exploration Offers a Hand Curated and Select Picks of Morocco Books to read before you go. The Books to Read before you visit Morocco… 755 more words

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Music and the Mullahs – can the twain meet?

The debates about the use of music in Islamic practices specifically and music as entertainment are perhaps as old as Islam itself. These debates are not new reminds a scholar of Amnan Shiloah (1997). 1,662 more words


Check Out These Great North African Woman Writers (Part II): Fatima Mernissi

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Too often, the discussions Americans hear in the media about women in the Muslim world are marred by ignorance, distortion, politics and just plain bigotry. 418 more words


A Paradise For Women: Keeping The Dream Alive

Many years ago, I came across a thin, nondescript book in my college library titled “Women in Moslem Paradise” (1). It was written by Fatima Mernissi, a Moroccan feminist lawyer . 716 more words


Fatima: The Story of Feminism in the Arabic World

Fatima was born into a poor family, the third in a line of daughters. She was a disappointment to her father from the beginning. His dream a son. 1,913 more words

The Good Mature Woman Is Candid

I am a young, educated product of the turn of the 21st century, and I am sexist.

No, I have not been in charge of anyone’s payscale lately, nor have I overused the male pronoun or made nasty, gender-related remarks to passersby.   1,821 more words