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Women and Islam

Progressive American Muslims Challenge Taboos

AP | GILLIAN FLACCUS | Posted 08.03.2014 | Religion

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Omar Akersim prays regularly and observes the dawn-to-dusk Ramadan fast. He is also openly gay. Akersim, 26, is part of a smal...

The Question Of Muslim Women's Rights

Engy Abdelkader | Posted 09.07.2011 | Religion
Engy Abdelkader

A discussion of Muslim women's rights should begin with a brief examination of the lives of extraordinary Muslim women who defined Islamic culture during Prophet Muhammad's lifetime

On International Women's Day, Demand That Uprisings Throughout The Middle East Overturn Patriarchal Tradition

Maryam Zar | Posted 11.27.2011 | World
Maryam Zar

It has been long ingrained in mythology and legendry that the good Eastern woman is to serve quietly and to live out her days subservient to the dictates of her master and patriarch.