Dr. Asma Lamrabet received her Doctorate in Medicine from Mohammed V University, Rabat in 1988 and later her Diploma of specialty in medical biology in October 1992. She also earned her certificate in Immunohematology from Val d’hebron Hospital in Barcelona in1994. Dr. Lamrabet has served as a volunteer doctor at the public hospital of pediatrics in Santiago, Chili and at the National Institute of Pediatrics of Mexico. She has worked as a hematologist at CHU- Hospital of Infants in Rabat,Morocco since September of 2004....
What Kind of Liberation Are We Talking About?" from The Qur'an and Women: A Reading of Liberation
"The question of women in Islam has long been seen from within the framework of one of two extreme viewpoints: the one bound by a strict conservative Islamic approach, the other by ethnocentric and Islamophobic Western conceptions.
These two perceptions are, of course, in conflict, but they both end up at the same intellectual dead-end. It is almost impossible to conceive of a debate, or even the hint of one, that could clarify these different viewpoints, so much have the advocates on either side become blinded by their respective convictions.
While throughout centuries of stagnation and decline, the Muslim woman has emerged as the ideal victim, today she continues to survive inside a social system perpetuating oppression to varying degrees, in the name of the sacred. This situation is rarely acknowledged in Muslim countries where Muslims more readily blame the Other of wanting to shake or even corrupt an entire social fabric of moral values whose main gatekeeper remains the woman. "