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Disorders of Sex Development: Myths & Realities

Disorders of Sex Development: Myths & Realities

Claims by Dr. John Money decades ago that the gender of an individual is primarily determined by the manner each individual is raised and less by biological factors turned global attention to the vexed issues of abnormal sex conditions and sex changes. According to the sex change psychologist then, nurture could override biology in deciding …

Gender Interactions… Are We Too Strict?

Gender Interactions… Are We Too Strict?

There is no doubt that this is one of the most difficult issues to navigate in the modern workforce. Those who are not yet in the workforce, don’t presume that you know how you will act when you get to that arena. It is very easy to be hardcore in university but when you get to corporate world; when you get to the job situation; when you understand the dynamics then things will change a little bit.

Prophet Musa and Opposite Sex Interactions

Prophet Musa and Opposite Sex Interactions

In Surat Al-Qasas, Allah Almighty recounts the journey of Prophet Musa (peace be upon him) when he ran away from Egypt after having accidentally killed a person by punching him. The journey took Prophet Musa to the water of Midian where he found a bunch of people giving water to their sheep and, beside them, …

Boys Will Be Boys

Boys Will Be Boys

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 …

Quranic Concepts on Gender Relations

The essence of the Islamic paradigm is grounded on the concept of tawhid (i.e., monotheism), which refers to the belief in the oneness and uniqueness of Allah. The coherence of the central belief system in Islam is based on the relationship between the act of submission to Allah and its results in a state of peace …

No Room for Women at Mosques?

If you are a woman whose heart is tied to the mosque, you have probably had some version of this hadith quoted to you at some point. You have probably questioned why it is that you are shunned from the mosque simply because of your sex.



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