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.
Here is the video of my conference presentation, “Feminism: Heroin(e) of the Masses”, which I delivered at the international conference held in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) by the Malaysian organisation, Wanita ISMA, on 9th May 2015. Feminism is often portrayed as the female protagonist, the heroine, in the cast of so-called patriarchs; but is feminism really a … Continue reading
As part of my recent New Zealand tour, I spoke at the IWCNZ (Islamic Women’s Council of New Zealand) Conference, “Passing the Torch”, on the topic of Women and Leadership in Islam. This included discussions of concepts of power, different kinds of leadership, and well known ahadith (sayings of the Prophet (pbuh)) on the matter of female leadership. … Continue reading
For those who prefer the flexibility of audio lectures, there is now a podcast of a lecture I delivered at Canterbury University (New Zealand) this February 2015, titled “What Defines Women’s Rights?” You can listen to the podcast below, as aired on Plains FM who kindly created this podcast or, alternatively, you can download the Plains FM podcast for free and … Continue reading
The video has been released of my lecture at SOAS (The School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, held on 27th February 2014) discussing the controversial topic, ‘Women in Islam & Feminism’ answering the question whether they are compatible or conflicting? There were a number of vocal Feminist attendees who engaged strongly in … Continue reading
This year’s Islam Awareness Season throughout UK universities has been very busy for me, alhamdulillah; I’ve delivered lectures with exciting Q&A sessions tackling topics including Islamic Revival and Reformation, Muslims in the West, and the topic of the day, Women in Islam and Feminism. This video is from my lecture at Southampton University (6th March) … Continue reading
Here is my lecture on why Islam prescribes the ‘hijab’ for Muslim women. In this lecture, I discussed how society perceives women in the West, and how this has impacted women’s perception of themselves. I also discussed how the solutions that Islam posits by way of ‘hijab’, and other facets of its social system, are … Continue reading