Women’s Rights

The Liberation of Women in Islam

  Many misconceptions surround women’s rights in Islam. The prevailing view by people in the West, and especially what is portrayed in the media, is that women in Islam are oppressed, subordinate to men, and have no say. Is that really true? How have people reached these assumptions? One reason why the status of women in Islam is misconstrued is that …

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Why Female Circumcision Has its Place in Islam By Asiff Hussein

Recent moves to condemn the Islamic duty of female circumcision on the grounds that it has no basis in religion are bound to meet with failure. Not only is female circumcision Islamic, but it is, according to the best scholars of Islam obligatory. This means Muslims are bound to practice it and this right to practice it is guaranteed by …

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Womens rights/status in Islam and other civilizations

The status of women in Islam is often the target of attacks in the secular media. The ‘hijaab’ or the Islamic dress is cited by many as an example of the ‘subjugation’ of women under Islamic law. Before we analyze the reasoning behind the religiously mandated ‘hijaab’, let us first study the status of women in societies before the advent …

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Why Do I Wear Hijab? By Sultana Yusufali

I probably do not fit into the preconceived notion of a “rebel”.  I have no visible tattoos and minimal piercing.  I do not possess a leather jacket.  In fact, when most people look at me, their first thought usually is something along the lines of “oppressed female.”  The brave individuals who have mustered the courage to ask me about the …

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