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DEBATE VIDEO: Do SlutWalks Harm Feminism?

MDI is pleased to announce the publication of the video of the debate ‘Do SlutWalks Harm Feminism?’. The UCL (University College London) debating society held a debate on the topic ‘This House believes SlutWalks Harms Feminism’, and they invited myself to argue against the motion. What is ‘Slutwalks’ you say? Well, it’s a complicated internal … Continue reading

DEBATE VIDEO: Is it wrong not to identify as feminist?

The full video of my debate with two feminist activists – a barrister and magazine editor who argued that everyone should identify as feminist – is now up! The debate motion “Is it wrong not to identify as feminist?” was decided by audience voting before and after (where the winner is the side that manages … Continue reading

Les Musulmans ont ils besoin d’une « Théologie Féministe »? [French Translation]

Many thanks to my anonymous brother for translating my essay, ‘Do Muslims need a Feminist Theology?’, from English into French. The footnotes are available in English in the original publication. L’article qui va suivre a été délivré à l’université Goethe, à Francfort en Allemagne, lors d’une conférence dont le libellé était « Les horizons de la théologie islamique », tenue en … Continue reading

Why should I identify as feminist? (in 5 mins)

[Podcast] Coffee with Karim – Muslim Women and Feminism

Grab a cup of your favourite coffee and listen in on my recent discussion with Brother Karim Serageldin where we discussed feminism, women’s rights, and shari’ah on his insightful podcast, ‘Coffee with Kareem’. Thank you to Brother Karim for hosting me, and watch this space for part 2!

Can Women go to the Mosque? Yes.

Adapted from a lecture delivered at Cheadle Mosque (Manchester, UK) in February 2018. The Prophet (ﷺ) clearly commanded us to ensure that we do not prevent women from coming to the masjid. However the limited attendance of women (and men) in today’s masajid (mosques) is actually the sign of a deeper and more fundamental problem … Continue reading

Women and the Mosque [VIDEO]

On 24th February 2018, at Cheadle Mosque [Manchester, UK], I delivered a lecture on the importance of reviving the Prophetic legacy particularly with respect to women’s relationship with the mosque. In the lecture, I discussed the Islamic viewpoint on women attending mosques from the time of the Prophet Muhammed (s) and, throughout Muslim history, how … Continue reading

Do Muslims Need a Feminist Theology?

The following paper was first delivered in Frankfurt (Germany) at Goethe University’s conference: “Horizons of Islamic Theology” convened in 2014 by the Centre for Islamic Studies (Zentrum für Islamische Studien). The panel was entitled ‘Feminist Theology – Islamic Feminism – Muslim Feminism’, and I was asked to present on the title, “Do Muslims Need a … Continue reading

Would Prophet Yusuf (a.s.) get to say #metoo?

The #MeToo campaign, secular liberalism, and the problem of sexual harassment Groundhog day I was not going to write about the #MeToo campaign. The hashtag at first seemed to bring catharsis for some women and men speaking about their sexual harassment traumas openly (although reliving trauma on social media was itself traumatic for some). Predictably, … Continue reading

The Holistic Approach to Women’s Rights [2min VIDEO]

A short clip from my primer lecture, “Feminism and the Concept of Medina”, hosted by The Qur’an Initiative.

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