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Editorial    
Hanifa Deen
Caught between a rock and a hard place. …Fed up talking about the burqa, yet ending up on the same old treadmill…
 
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SOCIETY All Quiet on the Burqa Front  
Ruby Hamad

On April 11 of this year, France’s controversial ban on face coverings came into effect. Whilst the ''visage decouvert'' (uncovered faces) law doesn’t specifically mention religious garb, it is widely recognised ’...  

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A Feminist Perspective    
Yasmin Khan
Dr Wadud makes no apologies for Bin Laden's actions because in her eyes he doesn't represent 'her Islam' nor does she celebrate his life or mourn his death. She is critical, however, of... 
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A Slut By Any Other Name...    
Shakira Hussain
Recent news stories about women asserting their entitlement to wear what they choose in public provided diametrically opposed imagery.
On the one hand, we had Slutwalk... 
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Come Hijab or High Water - Expressing Fashion  
Dakhylina Madkul
If you are a woman who dresses “in a way that satisfies your spiritual and stylistic requirements for reasons of faith, religion or personal preference,” then you happen to be ‘Modest Dressing,’... 
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EYE WITNESS Writing in Ramallah    
Randa Abdel-Fattah
It had been 11 years since my last visit to Palestine.... 

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No Disrespect    
Najiyah Khan

On the first weekend of May an art exhibition was held in Newtown, a trendy inner city suburb of Sydney famously irreverent to the mainstream.... 
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REFLECTIONS The Meaning of Ramadan    
Aziza Abdel-Halim
Muslims often ask themselves: Why do we have to fast in this particular way?
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Once Upon a Ramadan...    
Jan Jackson
Flora Chanisheff
Shamim Samani
Dakhylina Madkhul

Tales from the Hijab    
Nur Shkembi
Durkahanai Ayubi
Zubeda Raihman

Follow the Yellow Brick Road    
Anne Aly
I would eat, pray and love my way around Europe... 
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SO YOU WANNA 
BE A WRITER?

 

Insider Tips  
Amra Pajalic   

Author of The Good Daughter, continues her tips for breaking into the world of writing...in this article, it’s all about submitting your manuscript.   
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ARTS/MEDIA  
 

Featured Artist: Gulay Pelin 
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Book Reviews - Guest Reviewer: Fattimah Intoual 
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Book Reviews -  Guest Reviewer: Anne Aly  
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Sultana Party  
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EVENTS Turkish Weekend at Tesselaar Tulip Festival  
(17-18 September, 2011)    
Did you know that the tulip originated in Turkey? Turkish Weekend at Tesselaar’s is a celebration of the origin of the tulip and a showcase of Turkish culture.
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Journey To Mecca - In the Steps of Ibn Battuta
(from 16 August, 2011)     
The award winning docu-drama Journey to Mecca has won Le Prix Du Public (Most Popular Film) at Le Géode Film Festival, Paris 2009 and a prize at... 
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Run 4 Refugees
(9 October,  2011)    
This is the Centre’s big fundraiser for the year and they desperately need your support.  The ASRC is facing  the toughest of times with...
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Melbourne Muslim Festival
(16 October,  2011)    
The 2011 Melbourne Muslim Festival weaves together the many threads of culture, songs and dreams that are unfolding...
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In Issue 3 due out in early 2012, we want to put ‘ family’ under the spotlight: the good, the bad and the ugly e.g. we’ll look at Generation Y Muslims, intergenerational conflict, marriage and divorce—we might boldly comment on the current hysteria surrounding the “supposed” introduction of Sharia law in Australia, which is news to most of us at Sultana’s Dream!

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