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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

When God said ‘Be’ to bring you into existence…

When God said ‘Be’ to bring you into existence, He specifically intended *you* to serve Him in His Plan.

3 Mitos KDRT [Indonesian Translation]

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 God.

Accepting that God exists is not the same as accepting God.

Si “Feminis” Muslim (yang sebenarnya bukan benar-benar seorang “Feminis”) [Indonesian Translation]

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

Think for yourself, not for your Self.

It is not “thinking for yourself” when the thinking is only to justify your desires. Think for yourself, not for your Self.

Apakah Perempuan Butuh Kekuasaan? [Indonesian Translation]

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

Apakah Feminis Seksis? [Indonesian Translation]

Many thanks to the Indonesian sisters at The Centre for Gender Studies, (This is Gender) for translating my article, Is Feminism Sexist? from English into Indonesian. Originally published in Indonesian here. Pada sebuah wawancara baru-baru ini, Julie Bindel (yang pernah saya debat tahun lalu), seorang jurnalis feminis yang memproklamirkan diri sebagai “Lesbian Politis”, mengatakan bahwa, kalau saja ia … Continue reading

David Cameron Demands British Nationalism for Muslims, but Ummah-style Solidarity Amongst Westerners

David Cameron demands British Nationalism for Muslims, but Ummah-style solidarity amongst Westerners. David Cameron recently said with regards to “non-violent extremism” (his view of mainstream Islam): “it is a worry for the world that some feel allegiance only to a religious brotherhood, instead of to their fellow citizens in nation states”. And yet, following the … Continue reading

Marital Problems: Between Qadaa and the Qadi

Would you go to a mechanic to heal your stomach ache? And if the mechanic could not heal you, would you resign yourself to the stomach ache as qadaa (fate)? Probably not – you’d go to the one that specialises in the problem you are facing: a doctor. Just as a mechanic is not a … Continue reading

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