Islam meets reality TV – Guest Voices – The Washington Post.

I think the most important aspect of the show is the great diversity of opinion that will be on display. There are questions of clothing, and not just the hijab, which does generate very rich conversations, but just what is appropriate and modest on a daily basis. There are many independent business women on the show, and we are privy to the conversations as to what limits Arab culture imposes compared to religious mandates. One of the most powerful moments, and I think one that will resonate, is how a couple navigates the fact that reproductive technology has outpaced ethical thinking, whether religious or otherwise. The very deep question of the role and presence of God in a believer’s life is on full display.