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Islam and Women

5 Promises to My Future Daughter

Qasim Rashid | Posted 10.19.2016 | Religion
Qasim Rashid

My daughter, I promise to create a world around you in which your brothers and I educate men to control their behavior and subdue their anger and violent actions, and hopefully soon we can end violence against women.

News Anchor Shuts Down Guest Who Told Her To Shut Up

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 03.09.2015 | World

Note to Hani al-Seba'i, an Islamist scholar living in London: if you want your views to be taken seriously, don't tell the anchor interviewing you to ...

Malala Yousafzai: Does Islam Even Give You A Right To Education?

Dr. Faheem Younus | Posted 12.15.2012 | Religion
Dr. Faheem Younus

As if flogging adulterers, executing civilians, and selling women were not enough, on Oct. 8, the Taliban attempted to assassinate a 14-year-old girl for her public advocacy for education.

Ramadan Reflection Day 25: Women In The House Of God

Imam Khalid Latif | Posted 10.13.2012 | Religion
Imam Khalid Latif

I never really understood why some mosques are so comfortable in creating spaces for women that really are just disrespectful, both of the women themselves and the ritual that they are coming to undertake.

Author Celebrates Lives Of Islam's Female Role Models

Religion News Service | Kay Campbell | Posted 07.31.2012 | Religion

(RNS) Shahada Sharelle Abdul Haqq says she became interested in studying Islam in her 20s when she learned how the Quran protects the rights of women....

The Complexity Of Muslim Identity, 10 Years After 9/11

Asma Uddin | Posted 11.08.2011 | Religion
Asma Uddin

Many Muslim Americans feel a sense of urgency to take control of their narrative. My personal attempt at translating this urgency into action is reflected through my work to explore the inherent complexity of gender-and-Islam.

The Derogation Of Women In Islam

Dr. David Liepert | Posted 10.18.2011 | Religion
Dr. David Liepert

The tragedy is that Muslim men have been denied the wise council of Muslim women, when according to Allah that's something we need.

Tunisian Revolt Could Threaten Women's Rights

Ida Lichter, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Ida Lichter, M.D.

The country was already known for its relatively secular rule, rejection of militant Islam and reforms of women's rights. Can these rights be preserved following the Jasmine Revolution?

Misogyny In The Muslim World: Bound By Culture Or Religion?

Ida Lichter, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Ida Lichter, M.D.

In many Muslim societies, Islamic law deems women inferior to men. A woman's testimony is worth half that of a man, and her independence is restricted by seclusion in the home, laws of guardianship by male kin, polygamy and unilateral divorce.