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Is Feminism Driving Women Away From Islam?

Short Answer: Of course not. “The drop in religiosity among women is the symptom of a different problem, and that problem is not feminism… “Feminism is the radical notion that women are people”. Islam is the answer. If feminist ideals are showing Muslimahs that we are human beings, worthy of the same considerations and privileges and opportunities …

Boys Will Be Boys... Reflections on Gender Identity and Relations

Boys Will Be Boys... Reflections on Gender Identity and Relations

I have been asked to offer some comments on gender identity issues as these impact on Muslims living in post-traditional contexts in the West, and particularly as they affect people who have traded up to the Great Covenant of Islam after an upbringing in Judaism or Christianity. The usual way of doing this is by …

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Being a Feminist, I Chose to Convert to Islam

Before I embraced Islam at the age of 25, I considered myself a staunch feminist.  Most young women in my circle of friends did, and with good reason. Throughout our childhoods in the United States, we had routinely witnessed grown women and girls like us being disrespected by males, sexually harassed, and denied opportunity.  The …

I Found the True Feminism in Islam

I Found the True Feminism in Islam

I would say that I would definitely have been described as a feminist before I was a Muslim woman. Now I think the whole paradigm of feminism is way too limiting for women. So I say with more and more study of the position of woman in Islam…

In Trump Era, Hijab Symbolizes Resistance, Feminism

In a time of increasing hate crimes and Islamophobia, Muslim women’s hijab is becoming a symbol of resistance and feminism, with women of different faiths donning it to express solidarity with Muslim women.

Hijab vs. Objectification of Women

Hijab vs. Objectification of Women

Answer: As-Salamu ‘Alaikum my dear sister, We thank you for sharing with us your concerns on an issue that many Muslim women might be facing today, for many reasons. However, when one is in the midst of situation, one is not always cognizant of all the elements playing with our choices. The challenge of being a Muslimah …

What is Islamic Feminism?

Asalamu Alaikum, Thank you for contacting About Islam with your question. Dr. Shabir Ally addresses this question in the video below: Transcript: Aisha Khaja: Dr. Shabir, the question that we have today is a viewer is asking about if you could provide some insight on what Islamic feminism entails. Dr. Shabir Ally: Well, feminism generally has the …

I'm A Feminist- Can I Beat My Husband?- Part 2

Asalamu Alaikum, Thank you for contacting About Islam with your question. Please find part two of the answer to your question below. Find the first part at the link here. Now, to get to a very important part of your question: Why can a husband beat his wife lightly and the wife can’t do the same? If …

I'm A Feminist- Can I Beat My Husband?- Part 1

Asalamu Alaikum, Thank you for contacting About Islam with your question.  Please find part one of the answer to your question below. Find the second and final part at the link here. Before we can talk about the vital issues you bring up, we should probably take a moment to define the term “feminism”. I also consider …



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