The full video of my debate with two feminist activists – a barrister and magazine editor who argued that everyone should identify as feminist – is now up! The debate motion “Is it wrong not to identify as feminist?” was decided by audience voting before and after (where the winner is the side that manages … Continue reading
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.
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
MP Sarah Wollaston has publicly expressed her vehement opposition to Muslim females wearing the niqab (face veil) (in The Telegraph, here). Here is part of a brief exchange I had with Wollaston on Twitter: @drwollastonmp: Our schools should teach & encourage girls to communicate not collude with a misogynist opinion that they should be masked … Continue reading
by Zara Huda Faris “As to women, as many, if not more than men, are to be seen in the streets [i.e. going about their daily activities, etc] […] I think I never saw a country where women may enjoy so much liberty, and free from all reproach, as in Turkey […] The Turks in … 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