Islamic feminism

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  • The Misconceptions About Women in Islam Essay

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    The Misconceptions About Women in Islam While people in the west think that women in Islam are oppressed, they do not know that Islam liberated women from oppression. There are many people who have opinions about the religion of Islam, but mostly about the women who follow it. Westerners have this idea that women in Islam are disrespected, mistreated and oppressed. In actuality, these allegations are incorrect. Women in Islam have rights and are not oppressed. The veil is widely misunderstood

  • Women 's Studies : An Egyptian American Scholar On Islamic Feminism And Islam Essay

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    1940 is the first professor of Women’s Studies in Religion at Harvard University. As an Egyptian-American scholar on Islamic feminism and Islam, Ahmed has published a number of highly informative works addressing the complexities of feminism in Muslim life. Ahmed’s previous works include Women and Gender in Islam. (1993) explores the role women and gender play from the Pre-Islamic Era in the Middle East through to the modern world that we know today. The issue of veiling is an ongoing debate and

  • The Study Of Gender Inequality

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    The Study of Gender Inequality in Islamic Iran Early in the term I read the book Iran Awakening by Shirin Ebadi and grew fascinated with her account of life in Iran before, during, and after the Islamic Revolution. In this touching memoir, she describes the 1979 revolutionary takeover of Ayatollah Khomeini, who overthrew the shah and established an Islamic State, fusing together religious and political life. The result was a unique combination of theocratic and democratic authority, completely unprecedented

  • Feminism : A Feminist Discourse

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    Although Western feminism started in the 1900s, yet, it didn’t reach the Islamic world until most recently, a couple of hundred years later than the West. Despite the fact that both of the feminism movements come from totally different back grounds, and they are affected by different history and culture, still, both of them aimed for women’s best interests. Muslim women were profoundly feeling aggrieved by the discrimination they have against them. They stereotypical reputation about them in the

  • Islamic Women In The Seventeenth Century Essay

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    western travelers who brought back stories of their visits to Islamic countries. As this was the seventeenth century, women were not highly regarded, and it was solely male travelers who were able to visit these countries, and recount their stories. As they would travel to the Islamic countries, they had very limited access to Muslim women, and only got to converse with and observe the men, leaving their interpretations of the Islamic society as biased. Therefore, the travelers told their stories

  • Women Need Feminism? If So, What Kind?

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    uslim women need feminism? If so, what kind? In this essay I will be arguing whether Muslim Women need feminism, and if so, what kind? The term feminism is a set of beliefs that recognises the distinction between males and females. Feminism is largely concerned with the idea that females are subordinated or disadvantaged in a system where males are dominated and advantaged. The term Muslim is derived by Islam, which is a belief and practice, and it indicates safety and peace. The different perspective

  • The Kite Runner By Marjane Satrapi

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    of women. In places where Islamic extremism exists, the strict fundamentalism affect the rights and societal views of women (Bobic et al., 4-8). Khaled Hosseini, author of The Kite Runner, tells the story of a Pashtun boy and the consequences of extremism in Afghanistan, such as racism and sexism. Both Hosseini and Satrapi use the historical backdrop of their work to develop the theme of feminism. Both novels include women developing their own personal views of feminism within their patriarchal society

  • Women 's Rights And Rights

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    The women’s movement in Iran is well-known as a dynamic, powerful movement within a state under various levels of Islamic regimes. Beginning from the constitutional period from 1905-1911, women began to mobilize and organized acts of defiance such as boycotts, riots, and protests. Despite the numerous odds against them, including not being classified as “citizens” equal under the constitution, women’s movements in Iran grew steadily over the early 1900’s. Women’s organizations produced scholarly

  • Muslim Women Movements

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    com/article/177467/rise-islamic-feminists?page=0,0 on May 1st. I chose this site because I found the title “The Rise of the Islamic Feminists Muslim-women are fighting for their rights from within Islamic tradition, rather than against it” very intriguing. The fact that women are actually using their Islamic identity as a tactic in their movements was something I wanted to learn more about. This article, by Elizabeth Segran explores how many women faced inequality in the Islamic world but started to

  • Islamic Freedom Of Choice Under The Islamic Charter

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    Islamic feminism can be defined as women who advocate for their rights, gender equality, and social norms under the framework of Islam. Rooted in Islam, the movement’s pioneers have also utilized secular, Western, or otherwise non-Muslim feminist discourses. Advocates in the movement seek to highlight the deeply rooted teachings of equality in religion and encourage a questioning of the patriarchal interpretation of Islamic teaching through the Qur 'an, hadith and sharia towards the creation of a