Women In Islam


Do Islamists need a way out?

The Case of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt in Islam and Politics: Renewal and Resistance in the Muslim World, Stimson Regional Voices, Henry L. Stimson Center Washington, 2009, pp 3-16].

An Islamic Perspective on Interfaith Dialogue

Dialogue is not about trying to defeat others, but about understanding and learning about them. The Qur’an insists that the world’s beauty lies in its racial and religious pluralism, otherwise

Muslim Brotherhood reaches out to the sisterhood

The parliamentary representatives from the Muslim Brotherhood, Egypt’s largest opposition political group, are a brotherhood in the strictest sense.

It’s All about Reconciliation

Tariq Ramadan is a public intellectual who has been a figure of both much praise and much condemnation, occasioned by controversial statements and positions that have cast him alternately as

Confessions of a hijabi

I watched the Bollywood film My Name is Khan the other day. The brilliant depiction of an autistic person by India’s leading actor Shah Rukh Khan and director Karan Johar’s

Good Muslim, Bad Muslim

Literature produced during the colonial era, especially by orientalist scholars, depicted Muslims in a binary manner. 'Good' Muslims were those who either collaborated with the colonial enterprise or accepted the

Islamism: why the west gets it wrong

Islamism is widely misunderstood in the west. It has its roots in a reaction to the global politics of the 20th century.

Misrepresenting freedom in Egypt

In Egypt, activists, journalists, bloggers and the independent press relentlessly stress the need for more transparency, democracy and freedom of speech. These are noble values and their importance should always

Muslim women wage jihad against violence

International Women’s Day on 8 March provides an opportunity to raise awareness of the work women are doing to combat gender inequality. Violence and inequality affect women around the world,

Were there women in Islamic history?

The beginning of discussion regarding women in the Islamic world in the form of "Were there women in Islamic history" as a claim and counter-claim falls at a time when