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
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
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
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
When God said ‘Be’ to bring you into existence, He specifically intended *you* to serve Him in His Plan.
Many thanks to the Indonesian sisters at The Centre for Gender Studies, (This is Gender) for translating my article, 3 Myths on Domestic Abuse from English into Indonesian. Originally published in Indonesian here. Dalam video klip singkat pada tautan berikut ini, https://youtu.be/u3PgH86OyEM sepasang laki-laki dan perempuan (diperankan oleh aktor) sedang berjalan melalui sebuah taman di London dan … Continue reading
Accepting that God exists is not the same as accepting God.
Many thanks to the Indonesian sisters at The Centre for Gender Studies, (This is Gender) for translating my article, The Muslim “Feminist” (who isn’t really a “Feminist”) from English into Indonesian. Originally published in Indonesian here. “Feminisme” telah menghantui para perempuan Muslim. Diam-diam, ia telah membisikkan was-was bahwa ia mengerti betul kebebasan yang dicari oleh para … Continue reading
It is not “thinking for yourself” when the thinking is only to justify your desires. Think for yourself, not for your Self.
Many thanks to the Indonesian sisters at The Centre for Gender Studies, (This is Gender) for translating my article, Do Women Need Power? from English into Indonesian. Originally published in Indonesian here. ‘Apakah Perempuan Butuh Kekuasaan?’ Seringkali para feminis mengklaim bahwa perempuan butuh kekuasaan ekonomi dan politik dalam rangka melindungi kepentingan mereka. Namun panggilan untuk “memberdayakan” perempuan ini … Continue reading