Have you ever wondered whether Islam and feminism are compatible? Or are they inherently irreconcilable? Is there superior rights for women in Islam, or those the Western originated ideas of Feminism provide the answers? Watch the thought-provoking discussion below that took place on 19th of February in London, at the School of Oriental and African Studies, as … Continue reading
The exciting and stimulating debate on ‘Islam or Feminism: Which one truly liberates women?’ is now available to watch online. The debate features the Feminist writer, journalist and activist Julie Bindel debating myself on the topic Feminism, Islam, Western culture, the Muslim world, the question of rights and justice, and whether or not Feminism and Islam are … Continue reading
Watch below the TRAILER for the ‘Islam or Feminism Debate: Which One Truly Liberates Women?’ MDI has released the trailer for the upcoming debate video of the debate that featured myself debating the renowned Feminist writer, journalist and activist, Julie Bindel, on the topic of Islam and Feminism. FULL DEBATE WILL BE PUBLISHED ONLINE 22nd … Continue reading
Does Femininity conflict with Feminism? And if so, is it for the reasons we might think? I present a take on this question in a discussion at the Abrahamic Foundation, that was originally held in Birmingham [UK] on 4th September 2015.
In a recent interview, the feminist journalist and self-proclaimed “political lesbian”, Julie Bindel (who I debated last year), stated that, if she could, she would put all men into a “camp” with “wardens”, where their female relatives could check them out like “library books”. Bindel, who also writes for The Guardian newspaper, was asked during … Continue reading
Following the exciting debate, Islam or Feminism – which one can truly liberate women?, between myself and radical feminist journalist Julie Bindel, the official MDI Transcript of the opening presentation I delivered is available to read below. It is also available as a pdf, here. This debate took place last November, and the transcript is being published … Continue reading
Many thanks to Mohamed Abdel Maksoud for translating my article, Ottoman Women During the Advent of Western Feminism from English into Arabic “في الشوارع ترى نساءا بقدر ما ترى رجالا، إن لم يكن أكثر (ذاهبات لقضاء احتياجاتهن اليومية إلخ) (…) اعتقد أني لم أرَ بلداً تتمتع فيه النساء بمثل هذه الحرية بغير لوم من المجتمع كتركيا (…) … Continue reading
Feminism and femininity – do they conflict? And if so, is it for the reasons we might think? I’ll be discussing this question in Birmingham this week at the Abrahamic Foundation – please come by if you are in the area, Friday 4th September 2015, at 7pm.
The “FAQ” posts on this site are snippets of discussions I have had, or questions I have answered, in person, by email, or on other social networking platforms, which are collated here for ease of reference. Question: “Don’t you think it’s time to shift the narrative from discrediting Muslim feminists, to opening up a discussion … Continue reading
The “Q&A” posts on this site are snippets of discussions I have had, or questions I have answered, in person, by email, or on other social networking platforms, which are collated here for ease of reference. Question 1: “How would you respond to those who believe women’s rights in Islam is equivalent to “Islamic feminism”?” … Continue reading