The Muslims Equal Islam Argument

Even though the terms “Islam” and “Muslims” are constantly mentioned in major media outlets, there is still considerable ignorance about both. Islam is often portrayed as a monolithic tradition that oppresses women, incites violence, and is at complete odds with modernity. Muslims are viewed as inherently violent, tribal, anti-Western, backward [...]

2018-03-19T16:39:22+00:00 March 18th, 2018|FAQs, Islam, Jihad, Terrorism, Women in Islam|

The Wife of Pharaoh

Habeeba Husain Hearing the stereotypes of Muslim women as passive, weak, and oppressed is really disappointing, not to mention flat out wrong. The mislabels are not new, but their amplification in this post-9/11 and presidential Trump era in the United States makes them hard to ignore. When I [...]

2018-03-18T21:14:25+00:00 March 18th, 2018|Islam, Women in Islam|


Habeeba Husain We live in a society that unfortunately paints Muslim women as being oppressed. Although Islam introduced women to rights they never previously held, the religion is defamed as misogynistic. In reality, Islam began in a society that greatly devalued women. They were not allowed to inherit, [...]

2018-03-18T20:30:03+00:00 March 18th, 2018|Women in Islam|

The Myth of Liberation

Are Muslim women oppressed? Those in the West often look at women in the Muslim world with pity, wishing to never be in their shoes. The status of the Western woman is considered superior to their counterparts in Muslim communities and the Muslim world. Despite Western women facing sexual [...]

2018-03-07T21:16:03+00:00 March 7th, 2018|Women in Islam|

In Her Shoes

By Daliah Merzaban I’ve been thinking about how she encouraged me to be myself. There she was, a single mother of three, managing a family business that her late father had entrusted her with. She worked with such professionalism, poise and proficiency that the community of men surrounding her held [...]

2017-12-01T00:19:01+00:00 March 1st, 2015|Muslim Heritage, Women in Islam|

Shariah Laws and Women: Interpretations and Misinterpretations

By Dr. Jasser Auda Women’s issues are the real test for the current Islamic reform. The reason is that groundless and unfair differentiation between men and women is deeply embedded in many popular opinions that we inherited from the eras of decline of the Islamic civilization. First of all, it [...]

2017-12-19T19:23:56+00:00 January 31st, 2015|Islam, Islam and Gender Issues, Women in Islam|