Executive Director Rahmah A. Abdulaleem, Esq. participated on the webinar using our Debunking the Myth that Islam Requires FGM hosted by Sahiyo.
Executive Director Rahmah A. Abdulaleem, Esq. joined the Baha’i Office of Public Affairs for a panel discussion on how religious knowledge and grassroots experiences offer insights for furthering gender equality in transformative ways.
Executive Director Rahmah A. Abdulaleem, Esq. moderated a discussion on how patriarchy and cultural traditions would have you believe that the Islamic texts and the prophetic example are oppressive and harsh to Muslim women.
By Dr. Azizah al-Hibri and Ghada Ghazal. KARAMAH October 2018 ABSTRACT This is the second installment in our white paper series entitled “Debunking the Myth.” The series addresses religiously significant issues that are of special concern to Muslim women. In this paper, we address the above-captioned hadith (saying of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)) that Muslims interpret as requiring wives
Alabama’s abortion law is not ‘Christian Sharia,’ professor says. Sharia isn’t as inflexible, as draconian.
By: Abed Awad, Esq. The near-complete ban of abortion in Alabama coupled with the proposed anti-abortion legislation spreading around the country bring into focus the destructive consequences visited upon women’s rights by literalist religious doctrine justified by science cum legislating morality. This position on abortion is rigid allowing no room for grey areas. No room for disagreement.
By: Asma Lamrabet “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
By: Nevine Abdullah “In some Muslim societies, this question is still being asked, although in other Muslim countries, women have made great strides and contributions in the areas of law and the judiciary. It is now the twenty first century and it is time to settle this question once and for all and empower Muslim
By: Azizah al-Hibri, Esq. “In this age of information technology that shrank our world into a global village, it is fair to ask how this recent development has impacted Muslim women’s rights across the world. Having just traveled through nine Muslim countries, ranging from Pakistan and Bangladesh to the Gulf States, Egypt, Syria, and Lebanon,