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!
A short clip from my primer lecture, “Feminism and the Concept of Medina”, hosted by The Qur’an Initiative.
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
“Find them behind the veil where they hide themselves” The situation of the Muslim woman, and particularly the wearing of the veil, has persistently been used through recent history as the “theme of action” by those working to intellectually subdue Muslim communities. In colonial Egypt, British colonial officials specifically cited the veil and treatment of … Continue reading
Here is my response to the UK Government and media’s attack on Muslim gender segregation, and the intolerance of the Islamic practices of the Muslim minority of the UK. The title of the event was ‘Muslim Women’s Unified Response to the Attack of Gender Segregation’. The event was attended by a panel of female Muslim speakers, … Continue reading
Not long ago I was invited onto the Islam Channel to discuss ‘Feminism and Islam’, which really ended up discussing the question, Do Muslims need Feminism, or do they need Islam? The full video is now available to watch on YouTube. Please watch, and share widely. The discussion was televised live on the Islam Channel … Continue reading
A Radio Debate for Voice of Russia UK A few days ago, I was invited onto Voice of Russia UK Radio to participate in a debate regarding whether the Niqab (face veil) should be banned in Britain, along with Nabila Ramdani (journalist), Julie Bindel (feminist), and Dr Taj Hargey. You can listen to this debate … Continue reading
On 4 April 2013, FEMEN, the secular “sextremist” Ukranian feminist group known for staging topless protests, declared an “International Topless Jihad Day” in support of Amina Tyler, the Tunisian Femen Activist who sparked controversy when she posted online topless pictures of herself with the words “F*** your morals” and “My body belongs to me and … 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