A photograph from the exhibit “She Who Tells a Story” at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Mass. Photograph , gelatin silver print with India ink *Copyright Shirin Neshat, *Charles Bain Hoyt Fund and Francis Welch Fund *Courtesy, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Women photographers shatter Middle Eastern stereotypes

BOSTON (RNS) “She Who Tells a Story,” a photo exhibit now showing at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts, features the work of 12 women from Muslim countries who shatter stereotypes with works that are provocative, beautiful, mysterious, and surprising, all at the same time.

Zeyna Ahmed, with daughters Nadyah Abdul-Majid, 13, Hadyah Abdul-Majid, 11, during Christmas. Photo courtesy Zeyna Ahmed

Muslim Christmas celebrations gain a toehold

(RNS) These days, a growing number of Muslims celebrate Christmas, or at least partake in some ways, even if they don’t decorate their homes with trees and a light show. Indeed, many Muslim families have created their own unique Christmas traditions.