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Dilshad Ali

Dilshad Ali is an author at Religion News Service.

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End of religious headwear rule says athletes are more than their uniforms

By Dilshad Ali — February 22, 2021
(RNS) — Why should Muslims need permission to wear a hijab, or anyone for that matter, whatever their religious observance?

Rihanna’s hadith fashion show moment has some asking: Is Islam too sacred for art?

By Dilshad Ali — October 15, 2020
(RNS) — Other faiths have all seen their texts and imagery used and abused by art and fashion. Islam and Muslims still enjoy — and expect — a bit more protection.

Larycia Hawkins documentary shows the cost of embodied solidarity

By Dilshad Ali — November 7, 2019
(RNS) — Hawkins' story points to evangelical Christians' difficulties with Islam, but it also raises questions about what it means to be an ally and what exactly embodied solidarity means.

Khashoggi’s death is just one reason to boycott hajj. Every Muslim has reasons not to.

By Dilshad Ali — November 13, 2018
(RNS) — Some American Muslims are saying it's time to send a message to Saudi Arabia by boycotting the pilgrimage to Mecca. Why it's important to keep hajj a personal, not a political decision.

Synagogue shooting prompts Muslims to act charitably—and humbly

By Dilshad Ali — November 8, 2018
(RNS) — Amid the hashtags and photos posted on Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat and other social media when engaging in charitable acts today, we need a spiritual strategy to avoid seeking attention for ourselves.

Muslim #MeToo isn’t just a man problem. It’s also a male-led theology problem

By Dilshad Ali — October 26, 2018
(RNS) — Muslim women are no longer going to be patient with the default male-led scholarship on gendered violence and sexual trauma within an Islamic framework.
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