Paper discussing the practice of female genital cutting, questioning its legitimacy in Muslim cultural practice.
Article contrasts the history of women jurists, narrators of Hadith, and poets in Islam, with the position today, where the Muslim community has taken women back to the pre-Islamic era.
Online publication of Dr Ausaf Ali's work on gender, sexuality, and marriage in Islam with particular focus on the tensions between traditionalist and modernist views within lived Islam.
A definition, with links to prominent figures. [Wikipedia]
An interview with historian Prof Margot Badran compares Islamic feminism with secular and Christian feminism.
Dr Riffat Hassan explores how theological assumptions have colored the way in which Muslim culture has come to regard women, in contrast to the non-patriarchal egalitarianism in the Qur'an; she argues for a liberation of Muslim women and men.
A collection of articles on issues around the role and place of women in Muslim belief and practice.
A translation and commentary on verse 34 of Surah an-Nisa in the Qur'an; perhaps the one most often misunderstood or misused by both Muslims and non-Muslims.
Article exploring secular feminists' view of Muslim women, arguing that demeaning Islam excludes the voices of Islamic women which liberates no one.
A tabled comparison of Biblical and Qur'anic passages concerning women.
Article on Wikipedia explores the circumstances in which women may lead a congregation in salat (prayer); includes analysis of teachings, history, and current controversy.
Paper arguing for the implementation of a dual-sex concept of society.
International solidarity network for women whose lives are shaped by laws and customs said to derive from Islam. Includes news, and information about their campaigns and their publications.
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