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Islamic Women

PHOTOS: Bittersweet End For Country's First Female Runner

AP | JOHN PYE | Posted 08.03.2012 | Sports

LONDON -- Noor Hussain Al-Malki sat in Lane 3, face in her hands, barely a dozen painful strides from where her first Olympic race began. It was a sh...

Weightlifter Fights To Compete, Honor Faith

AP | By PAUL NEWBERRY | Posted 08.12.2011 | Religion

ATLANTA -- Looking to get stronger, Kulsoom Abdullah took up weightlifting a couple of years ago. She quickly grew to love the male-dominated sport, e...

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.