GENDER ISSUES - WOMEN IN ISLAM - article collection
Sunday, March 9,2008 12:28
By Sheila Musaji

originally posted 1/11/2003 - updated 3/8/2008

2005 International Women’s Day Address to the European Parliament, Nurit Peled-Elhanan

A Deobandi With A Difference: Waris Mazhari on the Imrana Affair, Yoginder Sikand a_deobandi_with_a_difference_waris_mazhari_on_the_imrana_affair/

A Woman’s Reflection on Leading Prayer, Yasmin Mogahed

A World Where Womanhood Reigns Supreme - (The Seeds of My Own Re-evaluations), Mary Walker

Afghanistan - The Plight of the Muslim Women under the Taliban

Aisha’s Legacy, Amina Wadud, 2002_May/87424387/p1/article.jhtml

Algeria - Suffering of Algeria’s Women at the Hands of the Islamists, Aisha Lemsine,

American Muslims, Freedom of Expression and Hijab, Salma Kazmi american_muslims_freedom_of_expression_and_hijab1/

America’s First Muslimah Judge

Amina Wadud Leading Prayer

An Appeal for Tolerance Regarding Established Views on Women in Islam*, Abdur Rahman Muhammad an_appeal_for_tolerance_regarding_established_views_on_women _in_islam1/

An Islamic Perspective on Domestic Violence, Azizah Y. al-Hibri

An Islamic Perspective on Women in the Political System

An Islamic Perspective on Women and Islamic Inheritance

An Islamic Perspective on Divorce

Arab women demand equal opportunities

Are We Reducing God To A mere Policeman, Raheel Raza

Articulating an American Voice of Islam and Justice: Answering Mukhtaran Mai - Statement by American Muslims articles/articulating_an_american_voice_of_islam_and_ justice_answering_mukhtaran_mai/

AUDIO: Dr. Ingrid Mattson on Gender Equity in Islam

The banished voices of Muslim women, Soumaya Ghannoushi articles/the_banished_voices_of_muslim_women/

Boys Will Be Boys, Abdal Hakim Murad,

BOOK REVIEW: Feminism beyond East and West – New Gender Talk and Practice in Global Islam (Margot Badran), Yoginder Sikand book_review_feminism_beyond_east_and_west_new_gender_ talk_and_practice_in_g/
BOOK REVIEW: Qur’an and Women (Dr. Amina Wadud), Farzana Hassan Shahid book_review_quran_and_women_dr_amina_wadud/
BOOK REVIEW: Gendering the Spirit (Durre Ahmed), Eric Winkel, Ph.D. book_review_gendering_the_spirit_durre_ahmed/
BOOK REVIEW: Shattering Stereotypes:Muslim Women Speak Out, B.N. Aziz book_review_shattering_stereotypesmuslim_women_speak_out/

BOOK: Women and Gender in Islam, Leila Ahmed women_and_gender_in_islam_leila_ahmad/
BOOK: Progressive Muslims: On Justice, Gender and Pluralism (Omid Safi) progressive_muslims_on_justice_gender_and_pluralism_omid_safi
BOOK: Qur’an and Women (Dr. Amina Wadud) book_review_quran_and_women_dr_amina_wadud/
BOOK: Believing Women in Islam (Asma Barlas) articles/believing_women_in_islam_asma_barlas/
BOOK: Beyond the Veil (Fatima Mernissi) articles/beyond_the_veil_fatima_mernissi/
BOOK: Tao of Islam (Sachiko Murata) articles/the_tao_of_islam_sachiko_murata/
BOOK: The Veil and the Male Elite (Fatima Mernissi) articles/the_veil_and_the_male_elite_fatima_mernissi/
BOOK: Woman in Shari’ah (Abdur Rahman I. Doi) articles/woman_in_shariah_abdur_rahman_i_do/
BOOK: Woman in Islam (B. Aisha Lemu) articles/woman_in_islam_b_aisha_lemu/
BOOK: Women of Sufism (Camille Adams Helminski) articles/women_of_sufism_camille_adams_helminski/
BOOK: Women, Muslim Society, and Islam (Lamya Al-Faruqi) articles/women_muslim_society_and_islam_lamya_al_faruqi/
BOOK: Windows of Faith (Muslim Women Scholar-Activists in NA( Gisela Webb) windows_of_faith_muslim_women_scholar_activists_in_na_gisela_webb/
BOOK: Shattering The Stereotypes: Muslim Women Speak Out, Nawal El Saadawi
BOOK: Muslim Women in America: The Challenge of Islamic Identity Today, by Yvonne Yazbeck Haddad _txt?pf_rd_p=304485601&pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe-2&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=0807083836&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_ rd_r=066CJ959T9FBBQ3QFG87
BOOK: Voices of Resistance: Muslim Women on War, Faith and Sexuality, Sarah Husain rd_r=066CJ959T9FBBQ3QFG87
BOOK: The Girl in the Tangerine Scarf

Born in the U.S.A : A New American Islam Proves Devotion and Women’s Liberation Do Mix, Miriam Udel Lambert born_in_the_usa_a_new_american_islam_proves_devotion_and_ womens_liberation_/

Bravo CAIR!: Better Late then Never - CAIR Revises American Muslim Policy on Women in Mosques, M. A. Muqtedar Khan bravo_cair_better_late_then_never_cair_revises_american_ muslim_policy_on_wo/

Burka and the Bikini, Aziz Poonawalla

CAIR "Women-Friendly Mosques" Document Leaves Unanswered Questions, Shahed Amanullah cair_women_friendly_mosques_document_leaves_unanswered_ questions/

Challenges Facing American Muslim Women, Maher Hathout,

Challenges of Womens Space in Masjids, Abdul Malik Mujahid challenges_of_womens_space_in_masjids1/

Claiming Our Rights: A Manual for Women’s Human Rights Education in Muslim Societies

Colloquium: Muslim Woman Gives Part of Eid Khutbah

Count Me With the Daughters, Michael Muhammad Knight

Crisis of Male Epistemology in Islamic Jurisprudence, Abdulaziz Sachedina,

Denying Women Access to the Mosque, Shamima Shaikh, to_the_mosque.htm

Devotion and Women’s Liberation Do Mix, Miriam Udel Lambert,

Don’t Say Aurat, Yahya Monastra,

The Dynamics of Male-Female Relationships: A Contemporary Analysis (Qur’an 4:34)*, Amina Wadud-Muhsin the_dynamics_of_male_female_relationships_a_contemporary_ analysis_quran_434

Egypt’s Lading Feminist Unveils Her Thoughts, Ahmed Nassef
Egyptian women’s rights: A century on
Egypt - ‘New era’ for Egyptian women

Ending Domestic Violence in Muslim Families, Sharifa Alkhateeb

Feminism and the Struggle Against Globalization, Farish A. Noor 0_38_36_C

Forget the stereotypes: Iran’s women are active and organised, Massoumeh Torfeh,,2237580,00.html

Friday Prayers Led By Women, Dr. Aslam Abdullah 36_C

Gender Based Exclusionism at a Muslim Student Association, Shabana Mir, Part I gender_based_exclusionism_at_a_muslim_student_association_part_i/ , Part II gender_issues_gender_based_exclusionism_at_a_muslim_student_ association_par/

Gender Equality and Muhammad Yunus gender_equality_and_muhammad_yunus/

Gender Perspectives in Islamic Tradition, Omaima AbouBakr

Gender Politics - ISNA’s First Female President gender_politics_isnas_first_female_president/

Gendercide? India’s population distortion —Ishtiaq Ahmed gendercide_indias_population_distortion/

Girls Just Want to Have Fun, Asma Gul Hassan

Going Where I Know I Belong, Asra Nomani,

Headcovering in Jewish Law,

Headcovering (Hijab) Debate - article collection

HONOR KILLINGS?, Samara Siddiqui,
- Reactions to Shahpara Syeed’s Death, and
- Lessons for Muslims,
- Muslim Women’s League Position Paper on HONOR KILLINGS,
- Honor Killing, Mohammed Fadel,

Impact of Marginalizing Women in the Islamic Movement, Waheeda Carvello

In Charge of Women, Zeeshan hasan

In Recognition of Women, Khaled Abou El Fadl in_recognition_of_women1/

India - Change in the air for Muslim women
Indian Women Build Own Mosque, Aljazeera,

Indonesian Women call for rethinking of Islamic dogma

Interfaith Group Takes New Approach to Domestic Abuse, Rebecca Rosen Lum interfaith_group_takes_new_approach_to_domestic_abuse/

Interview with Laleh Bakhtiar on The First English Translation of the Qur’an by an American Woman, Sheila Musaji interview_with_laleh_bakhtiar_on_the_first_english_translation_ of_the_quran

Iraqi women demand equality, end to violence

Iranian Women to Lead Prayers,

Iraqi Women’s Delegation Fights to Be Heard in U.S.

Is Headcover for Women Mandatory in Islam, Ibrahim Syed, cover_for_women_mandator.htm

Is Islam Really Stuck in the 12th Century on Women’s Rights?, Joshua Holland

Islam, Nonviolence, and Women, Khalijah Mohd. Salleh islam_nonviolence_and_women/

Islam, Irigaray, and the retrieval of gender, Abdal Hakim Murad

Islamic Feminism Revisited, Margot Badran islamic_feminism_revisited/

Islamic Jurisprudence, ‘Civil’ Disobedience, and Woman-led Prayer, Laury Silvers islamic_jurisprudence_civil_disobedience_and_woman_led_prayer

Islamization and its Impact on Democratic Governance and Women’s Rights in Islam: A Feminist Perspective, Zainab Anwar, gender_issues_islamisation_and_its_impact_on_democractic_ governance_and_wom/

Islam’s Encounter With America: Making Sense of the Progressive Muslim Agenda, Louay Safi

Issues of Concern for Muslim Women

Karamah: Muslim Women Lawyers for Human Rights

Lebanon - Beirut hosts ‘honour killing’ conference

Letter to Human Rights Commission of Pakistan on Zina Ordinance, Farzana Hassan letter_to_human_rights_commission_of_pakistan_on_zina_ordinance/

Listen to the Feminine, Jeremy Henzell-Thomas listen_to_the_feminine/

Malaysian Women, Ishtiaq Ahmed malaysian_women/

Male or Female: Pieces of the Same Puzzle, Hwaa Irfan

Morocco uses women preachers to promote moderate Islam
Morocco - women win rights

Muslim Art Festival: No Women Allowed

Muslim Woman in the 21st Century Forward or Backwards*, Amina Wadud-Muhsin muslim_woman_in_the_21st_century_forward_or_backwards/

Muslim Women And Gender Justice muslim_women_and_gender_justice/

Muslim Women frame a new dialogue between cultures

Muslim Women in Terrorist Groups: Emancipation of Regress?, Farish A. Noor muslim_women_in_terrorist_groups_emancipation_of_regress/

Muslim Women Gather in Barcelona, Spain for Muslim Feminists Conference 2006-11-03-voa31.cfm?CFID=210324644&CFTOKEN=97023580

Muslim women in high places, Shahed Amanullah

Muslim Women Leading Prayer

Muslim women raise voices worldwide

Muslim women scholars, a secret history &exprod=permalink

Muslim women urged to reject the Niqab, PMUNA muslim_women_urged_to_reject_the_niqab/

Muslim Women’s Courage and Vision, Amr Rashid, gender_issues_muslim_womens_courage_and_vision/

Muslim Womens League article collection

Muslimah Writers Alliance Joins in Petitioning Saudi Arabia for Reversal of Forced Divorce, Aishah Schwartz muslimah_writers_alliance_joins_in_petitioning_saudi_arabia_for_ reversal_of/

National Dialogue Launched on Women in Canadian Mosques, Muneeb Nasir national_dialogue_launched_on_women_in_canadian_mosques/

Negotiating Female "Public" Space in Islamic/ate Societies, Ed. Asma Afsaruddin

No One Owns Islam, Omar Gatto no_one_owns_isl.php

Noor Anayat Khan: The princess who became a spy

Opportunities Facing American Muslim Women, Asifa Quraishi,

Pakistan - The situation of women in Pakistan

Polygamy in Islamic Law, Dr. Jamal Badawi

Qur’an 4:34: Chastising Women: A Means to Resolve Marital Problems?, AbdulHamid A. Abu Sulayman quran_434_chastising_women_a_means_to_resolve_marital_problems/

Qur’an, Hadith and Women, Asghar Ali Engineer quran_hadith_and_women/

Qur’anic Foundations of Muslim Women’s Rights, Azizah al-Hibri, quranicfoundationsofmwr.pdf

Redefining Muslim Women’s Roles, Azizah al-Hibri,

Redefining Muslim Women’s Rights, Azizah al-Hibri,

Redefining Muslim women’s roles in the next century, Azizah al-Hibri

Reflections on International Women’s Day

Rescue Us from This Town: Confronting the Oppression of Women in Muslim Society, Shabana Mir

Reviving a Tradition: Muslim Women as Religious Authorities, Yoginder Sikand reviving_a_tradition_muslim_women_as_religious_authorities/

Rites and Rights: the Mosque Movement From Mecca to Main Street, Margot Badran rites_and_rights_the_mosque_movement_from_mecca_to_main_street/

Rumi’s view of women: Enclosing the divine artic2007121541409.asp

San Francisco Mosque Gender Separation Issue , Gender Barrier Comes Down at San Francisco Mosque

Saudi Arabia to lift ban on women drivers
Saudi Women Have Message for U.S. Envoy, Steven R. Weisman 28hughes.html?_r=1&oref=slogin
Saudi women join reform call

Shattering the idol of spiritual patriarchy: Towards a gender-fair notion of prayer in Islam shattering_the_idol_of_spiritual_patriarchy_towards_a_gender_fair_ notion_of/

Shock and Awe in the First Intifada of American Gender Insurgency: Paradigmatic, Strategic, and Legal Perspectives, By Dr. Robert D. Crane and_awe_in_the_first_intifada_of_american_gender_insurgency_ paradigma/

Snapshots of Muslim women’s leadership 2006

Social Involvement of Women in Islam, Zaid Shakir

Social Interaction in Islam

Somalia - Gender-Based Violence Galvanized Warlords’ Foes: Somali Women Gave Crucial Support for Islamic Militias, Craig Timberg

Spiritual Role of Women in Islam

Spurning the Stereotype: Indias Largest English Islamic Magazines Woman Editor, Yoginder Sikand spurning_the_stereotype_indias_largest_english_islamic_magazines_ woman_edit/

The Status of Women is the Status of Islam*, By Samar Luberto the_status_of_women_is_the_status_of_islam1/

The Status of Woman in Islamic Law, 4 parts

Sudan’s Turabi disputes limits on Muslim women

Syria - Islamic Revival Led by Women

The Times They Are A-Changin’: A Muslim Quest for Justice, Gender Equality, and Pluralism, Omid Safi, Part I - gender_issues_the_times_they_are_a_changin_a_muslim_ quest_for_justice_gende/

To Veil or Not to Veil 2007/02/to-veil-or-not-to-veil.html

Toronto Woman Gives Part of Eid Khutbah, Sh. M. Nur Abdullah gender_issues_colloquium_toronto_woman_gives_part_of_eid_khutbah/

Ummah Without the Umm

Veil and Secularism,

Veiling Through Time, Hwaa Irfan

Verse of Abuse or Abused Verse (Qur’an 4:34), Muslim Women’s League,

VIDEO: Women in the mosques

Waking Up to Gender Justice waking_up_to_gender_justice/

What Mad Women Want, Pamela Taylor

When Islam Clashes With Womens Rights, Genevieve Abdo 2005/04/09/when_islam_clashes_with_womens_rights/

Why violence against women is a men’s issue, Irfan Yusuf why_violence_against_women_is_a_mens_issue/

Wife beaters set the tone as backward Imams threaten to overwhelm 21st Century Muslimsm, Mona Eltahawy wife_beaters_set_the_tone_as_backward_imams_threaten_to_ overwhelm_21st_cent/

WISE conference, the power of Muslim women
WISE conference - Women’s Islamic initiative in Spirituality and Equity Conference - Agents for Change, Ani Zonneveld initiative_in_spirituality_and_equity_conference_ agents_for/
WISE conference - European Muslim Women: Spirituality and Responsibility Discussed at WISE Conference, IlhamAllah Chiara Ferrero european_muslim_women_spirituality_and_responsibility/
WISE conference - Women’s Islamic Initiative in Spirituality and Equity (WISE) Conference: A Beacon of Hope in NYC, Farzana Hassan-Shahid initiative_in_spirituality_and_equity_wise_conference_a_beac/
WISE conference - First Muslim women’s consultative body planned
WISE conference - Muslim Women Leaders Launch Global Movement to Empower Muslim Women, Daisy Khan leaders_launch_global_movement_to_empower_muslim_women/

Woman Half-the-Man?: Crisis of Male Epistemology in Islamic Jurisprudence, Dr. Abdulaziz Sachedina half_the_man_crisis_of_male_epistemology_in_islamic_jurisprudence/

Women and Islam, a Discussion, women.html

Women and the Masjid, Between Two Extremes, Louay M. Safi 36_C

Women in Islam, Hasan al Turabi, Part I gender_issues_women_in_islam_part_i/ , Part II gender_issues_women_in_islam_part_ii/

Women in Islam, Seyedeh Dr. Nahid Angha

Women In Islam Versus Women In The Judaeo-Christian Tradition, Dr. Sherif Abdel Azeem

Women in mosques - No curtains, no walls, no partitions!, Muzammil Siddiqi

Women and Minorities, Naeem Shakir women_and_minorities/

Women and the Taliban, Azizah al-Hibri,

Women Scholars of Hadith, Dr. Muhammad Zubayr Siddiqi

Women, Shari’a, and Oppression - Where are the Voices of Conservative Muslims?

Women, War and Fundamentalism in the Middle East, Haideh moghissi

Women’s Dress in the West and Islam: Moral and Practical Implications, Dr. David Rabeeya dress_in_the_west_and_islam_moral_and_practical_ implications/

Women’s Rights and Role in Islam, Asma Barlas womens_rights_and_role_in_islam/

Womens Space In the Mosque: Sikhs Might Have a Solution, Safiyya Aslan

Yes to Hijab, No to Niqaab. The sinister and the smiling faces of Islam, Michael Young