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BOOK UPDATE: “Women’s Rights Without Feminism” by Zara Faris

As-Salaamu Alaikum everyone! I’ve received so many requests for an update on my upcoming book, “Women’s Rights Without Feminism”, which is named after my coined concept #womensrightswithoutfeminism. This book has been a few years in the making so far, so I thought it is time to share an update. Alhamdulillah, the manuscript is coming along well … 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

Call yourselves “Muslim” [2min VIDEO]

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

How to fulfil your rights [1.5min VIDEO]

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

Islamlah yang bebaskan wanita, bukan feminisme [Malaysian Translation]

Many thanks to the Malaysian brothers and sisters at Fakir Ilmu for translating my opening presentation, Islam or Feminism: which one can truly liberate women? from English into Malaysian. Originally published in Malaysian here.   https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2FfakirilmuIslam%2Fvideos%2F727262500791239%2F&show_text=0&width=560

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