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Why do we have Muslim feminists?

Why Do We Have Muslim Feminists?

While Islam is perfect, Muslims are not. We must own up to our deficiencies. When people who are feeling oppressed share their concerns, we must not contradict them or disregard their complaints.

Nana Asma’u - The Early Islamic Feminist Icon

Nana Asma’u - The Early Islamic Feminist Icon

Hidden in the Savanna of Nigeria, abounded with rain forests, oil palm, and fertility; a flame lit an invigorating female empowerment, leadership, and competence. The light of her works continues to inspire and is practiced 153 years ensuing her death. Daughter of the Sokoto caliph, and named after Asma’ bint Abu Bakr, she is Nana …

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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”. Islamis the answer.If feminist ideals are showing Muslimahs that we are human beings, worthy of the same considerations and privileges and opportunities …

Muhammad ’Abdu: Father of Islamic Feminism and Critical Thought

Muhammad ’Abdu: Father of Islamic Feminism and Critical Thought

Muhammad ’Abdu was an Egyptian Islamic jurist, journalist, religious scholar and liberal reformer. He was regarded as one of the key founding figures of Islamic Modernism. ‘Abdu was born in 1849 to a Turkish father and an Arab mother in Egypt (Nile Delta) and grew up during the government of Muhammad ’Ali. At the age …

Is Feminism Compatible with Islam?

Is Feminism Compatible with Islam?

Read part one It must be acknowledged that there are headline-grabbing, self-proclaimed Muslim feministswho advocate some measures that blatantly contradict Islam as understood by Muslims throughout generations, since the time of the Prophet (PBUH). One of them, for instance, advocates for women to serve as imams forjumuahprayer and in fact led a mixed-gender Friday prayer …


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 …

What is Islamic Feminism? - About Islam

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 …

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