Equal Entrance Blog

  • A Head-On Encounter With Anti Ahmadi Hate in London

    On Thursday September 24th, 2020, at the age of twenty-one, I had my first major face-to-face encounter with sectarian intolerance. By September 27th, I had filed a police report against the man who had intimidated me.
  • Selling Data or Selling Access? Privacy in the modern world

    During the month of Ramadan we are encouraged to keep a self check of our behavior, and make improvements.  We also serve humanity more.  Some of these improvements we make privately to gain nearness to our Creator.  In this respect, a bit of privacy goes a long way to increase our self respect and ego-less reflection.  After all, if you can't be real to yourself how can you be truly honest on social media?
  • 8 Muslim Women-Owned Brands You Shouldn’t Miss this Ramadan

    Ramadan is here and soon we'll be counting down days for Eid. While major brands make big bucks at this time of the year, small businesses end up feeling empty handed. Leading small businesses ourselves, we understand the struggle. We at Equal Entrance are happy to introduce you to these newly launched small-business owners and hope you give them a look!
  • Test of Human Character: A Year of COVID-19

    Fazeela talks about how the one year of Covid-19 has highlighted some hidden aspects of human nature that would not have been known to us other wise. It was certainly a year of greed and sacrifice, extra care and carelessness, frustration over being unproductive and recognizing the need for routine, being lonely and the reliance on community despite being socially distant.
  • French Hijab Ban: A Personal Narrative

    A personal narrative of a Hijab wearing mom who accompanied her child to a school trip, something French parliament voted to ban.
  • The African Dream

    Comparing the rights and status of women in Tanzania to the veiled xenophobia and Islamophobia in the USA, I can’t help but feel that all too often, our American values of equality are too much in name and not enough in action.

  • The Rise of Domestic Violence During Covid-19 Lockdown

    In Virginia, 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have experienced some form of physical violence by an intimate partner. Similarly, 1 in every 3 women faces some form of domestic violence in their lifetime. Domestic violence is the willful intimidation, physical assault, battery, sexual assault, and/or other abusive behavior as part of a systematic pattern of power and control perpetrated by one intimate partner against another. 
  • IWD 2021 -We've Come a Long Way But Have a Long Way to Go

    Bittersweet feelings on this year's International Women's Day. We may have come a long way but we have a long way to go. Misogyny and sexual harassment is common and senseless laws against are being implemented as we speak. But we stay hopeful and fight for a better tomorrow.
  • Virginia resident seeks equal space for women worshipers and spreads powerful messages while she’s at it.

    An interview about the philosophy of Equal Entrance, how it started and where it aims to go.
  • Education is Key to Post COVID-19 Recovery

    Returning to schools for in person learning has been one of the most difficult conundrums for policy makers, teachers, students and parents to come to terms with. On the one hand, we still see Coronavirus cases continue to escalate in some parts of the world and wish nothing more than for teachers and students to be in a safe and healthy environment; and on the flip side, there is the growing concern that years of progress risk being reversed. 
  • Parenting in a Pandemic

    This job is challenging when we’re not in a pandemic. However, I wouldn’t recommend it in a pandemic. There are many things on pause.  Schooling and socialisation. Working in an office and not your home office. 
  • Like Muhammad (pbuh) Loved Khadijah (ra)

    The union of Khadija (ra) and Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) is one of the most beautiful love stories in human history. The most fascinating thing is that it smashed so many stereotypes associated with women. 

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