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Women in Islam

There is no singular role or experience for women in Islam. Muslims women hold a variety of positions in society generally, and take on different responsibilities and restrictions in religious settings.

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The Rise of the Imama: Women-Led Mosques Are Growing

Negative stereotypes abound of how women are treated under Islam. But there's a new movement of women-led mosques who are challenging this, and making both Muslims and non-Muslims think differently about the faith.

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Women strive for larger roles in male-dominated religions

Women have been elected heads of national governments on six continents. They have flown into space, served in elite combat units and won every category of Nobel Prize. The global #MeToo movement, in 15 months, has toppled a multitude of powerful men linked to sexual misconduct.

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Hajar: Of the Desert

This story is coated with patriarchy, and so it is with some fascination that Hajar (biblical Hagar) configures so significantly in the Islamic telling of it.

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Shari’Ah Is Not the Law

Before I became Muslim I read this book titled, Islam the Misunderstood Religion. That was almost four decades ago and this matter seems only to have gotten worse.

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Daisy Khan, an Eloquent Face of Islam

Since the summer, Ms. Khan, a former architectural designer, has emerged as an eloquent and indefatigable public face of the maelstrom surrounding Park51, the Islamic community center and mosque that she and her husband, Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, are trying to build two blocks north of ground zero.

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Is Sherin Khankan the Future of Islam?

She is a controversial figure – not just as a female imam, but as a woman who has called for the reformation of Islam with a feminist agenda. Janice Turner meets Sherin Khankan at Europe’s first all-female mosque.

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Woman Leads Muslim Prayer Service in New York

Almost nothing about the Friday prayer held yesterday in Morningside Heights in Manhattan was familiar to Samira Jaraba, a Palestinian immigrant who trekked alone on the subway from Brooklyn, cloaked in a cream headscarf, to see if the rumors were true.

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Denmark’s Feminist Mosque Founder Challenges Norms

Scandinavia’s first female-led house of Islamic worship, where Friday prayers are for women only, is riling conservatives.

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Feminism Awakens in Himalayan Buddhist Art and Meditation

Are Jetsunma, her nuns and artists achieving something truly radical and unprecedented at DGL? In the context of tradition-laden India, Nepal and Bhutan, they are. - G. Roger Denson

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