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  • Muslim Women Essay

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    In today’s society women are given ample opportunity just as much as men. In some countries, such as middle-eastern nations that is not the case. Muslim women are often perceived to be submissive to Muslim men and unequal. Mohammed never taught for women to be treated as lower class citizens. Nonetheless, the blame is pointed towards the religion of Islam. The Islamic religion began as all monotheist religions representing a belief in one God and moral standards. In the following essay I will discuss

  • Hijab By Muslim Women

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    Even the headscarf (or Hijab as it is called) worn by Muslim women became a topic of conversation on two fronts – link to terrorism and not adhering to norms. The Muslim religion believes in modesty and that a woman should not show her bare skin to those outside their family which is one reason the Hijab is worn. It is out of respect for the beliefs of their religion. In the United States there is a culture of being free to express yourself whether it is in your religion, speech, what you wear

  • The Issue Of Muslim Women

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    the topic of Muslim women. Islamic women have been in the shadows for years, hidden by their spouses, therefore resulting in the reason why so many of them have been the subject of abuse. The devastating incident that led to many deaths on September 11th of 2001, could possibly be the most recent event that has sparked interest with the Muslim population (Daba-Buzoianu 148). Even then, however, Americans were more concerned for their own safety rather than the safety of Muslim women. In the past

  • Framing Muslim Women

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    These are just a few of the conditions imposed on Muslim women. What is potentially even more harmful is Islam’s obsession with (female) sexual morality."(Pg no 62) Peter Morey and Amina yaqin in their book Framing Muslims also have pointed out the ways by which Muslims are being sterotyped. Ahmed,Sidrah(2014) in his research paper tries to investigate the representation of muslim women's rights and integration by swestern media.Spencer,R and Chesler,P in their book remarked that in Islam the

  • Muslim Women Essay

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    portray Muslims in a negative light. Some pity Muslims while others feel pure disdain for them. This statement made by Ann Coulter (2001) following the September 11th terrorist attacks demonstrates the disdain for Muslims, “We should invade their countries, kill their leaders and convert them to Christianity” (as cited in Arab American National Museum, 2011). While this particular statement was directed at all Muslims, there are also many misconceptions directed solely at Muslim women. In this

  • Muslim Women in Interfaith Relatinships

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    Muslim women in interfaith relationships By Muneebah Dawson 2nd year UCT Social Science degree Student Introduction We are living in a world where religious peace talks are prominent. The walls of gender inequality are encouraged to be broken down. Tradition and culture is evolving. However; in the Muslim community I still find that women are struggling to find gender equality. Women are frowned upon when they enter into interfaith marriages. Love does not ask what religion you belong to. Following

  • Contributions Of Prominent Muslim Women

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    Prominent Muslim Women People when asked about Muslim women automatically picture an oppressed, mistreated, woman. One who doesn’t receive her rights and is not acknowledged in anyway. Which is all a misconception only conceived by non- muslims or people who might not have much knowledge in Islam. If they were to look deeper they would be astonished to see a womans worth in Islam and all the rights given towards women. And how women in Islamic history helped shape the religion. Some prominent Muslim women

  • Article Analysis : American Muslim Women By Jamillah Karim

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    religion, the mention of Muslims anywhere strike fear into people. But yet there are more Muslim doctors, writers, engineers, scientist, thriving in first world countries than anyone else. Muslim people lack the ability to have their own identity due to the medias interpretation of them. It’s even more for Muslim women because they will forever be painted as Oppressed. In American Muslim Women by Jamillah Karim, the author gathers information about barriers Muslim women face living in Chicago and

  • Oppression: Muslim Women in Canada Essay

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    Word count: 1,489 Throughout history, women have been victims of oppression no matter what religion or background they come from. They have learned from a young age, that their appearance is important to fundamentally be happy in their life. The topic of oppression in woman leads to controversial discussion not only to scholars but women of all parts of the world. How a woman presents herself through appearance and clothing targets her in a society obsessed with each other’s business. In today’s

  • Women 's Role Of A Muslim Woman

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    In the west, the common picture of a Muslim woman is the stereotype of a woman hidden behind a veil, a voiceless, silent figure, stripped of rights. This picture of the Muslim woman is all too familiar to us, in large part because this is how the western media portrays women in Islam. If this is the picture of what most people think a Muslim woman is, what people think the roles of these women are not any better. Many people would think the roles of these women include being a shadow, as in they are