Do Islamic inheritance laws favor men over women? This misconception is derived from a Quranic verse that is often taken out of context.
Any fair investigation of the teachings of Islam or into the history of the Islamic civilization will surely find a clear evidence of woman’s equality with man in what we call today “political rights”.
By Tamara Gray The term ‘feminine’ conjures up images of flowers and pink fluffy fabrics, soft smiles, and sweetly spoken words. Years ago, girls in Minnesota who preferred soccer to sewing were called ‘tomboys’ because their hobbies were not feminine or ‘girly.’ Today, children are questioning their very biological sex because they do or do […]
By Editorial Staff Gender informs who we are as individuals, as collectives, and as creators of civilization because it is real. The modern era, however, has uprooted much of our understanding of this defining aspect of selfhood. The new gender theories, pioneered by public intellectuals like Professor Judith Butler, have not so much replaced traditional […]
By Editorial Staff In our extremely polarized time, where do Muslims fall in on conservative or progressive values, especially when it comes to gender roles and masculinity in particular? Dr. Brown discusses where Islam fits in with modern issues around gender. Watch the lecture: Source: Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research Read also in the […]
In this video, Dr. Zara Khan discusses how to reorient women’s values using two guiding questions: Is feminism an appropriate and useful tool for Muslims to use when advocating for dignified lives for women?
As a matter of fact, the desire for woman as a female is one of the desires which man naturally craves for a divine rationale, which is the perpetuation of mankind and their preservation from extinction. There must be some impulse which man cannot resist so that he will live with woman and beget offspring […]
By Editorial Staff Can Muslim Women Initiate Divorce? This is another misrepresentation about the treatment of women in Islam. Types of Divorce in Islam There are multiple types of legal divorce in Islam. The first is called Talaq and it’s when the husband initiates the divorce. The ex-husband must pay child support regardless of custody. […]
Question: Why are two female witnesses equivalent to only one male witness? Answer: The following answer was provided by Dr. Zakir Naik. 1- Two female witnesses not always considered equal to one male witness. There are no less than three verses in the Quran which speak about witnesses without specifying man or woman. a) While […]