Reclaiming Feminine Spaces and Bodily Autonomy
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Reclaiming Feminine Spaces and Bodily Autonomy as Muslim Women

I am tired of having to explain to grown men that random, unrelated women do not want your opinions and judgements on the choices that they make in their lives. Not unless they ask for it. That accosting and deriding a woman for her choices cannot be explained away as “enjoining good and forbidding evil”.

Peeping Into the Life of Sitt Al- Wuzara
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Unsealing the Door – Peeping Into the Life of Sitt Al- Wuzara

“Sitt” at the time was a title attributed to women rulers or women of that calibre. The queen of the Fatimid dynasty of Egypt in 980 bore the title Sitt al-Mulk. There were also female chief qadis who were addressed as Sitt al-Qudat, for their expertise in the fields of hadith and fiqh in Damascus during the 14th century. Transmissions of the hadiths from Sahih Al-Bukhari.

Confronting Gender-based violence
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Confronting Gender-based Violence in Muslim Communities: In Conversation with Dr Maryyum Mehmood

The issue is that those who are afraid of losing hold of power often resort to using spiritual abuse tactics in order to maintain their grip. That is rather damning and must be confronted by academics and activists in alliance with influential and sympathetic scholars.

From Slavery to Politics: Honouring the Multi-Dimensional Personality of Lubna of Cordoba
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From Slavery to Politics: Honouring the Multi-Dimensional Personality of Lubna of Cordoba

Contemporary historians failed to do justice to Lubna’s legacy. The why can be easily answered by the fact that she was a woman. A woman no less who earned her right to fame through skills and hard work. A woman who wasn’t the wife of someone influential, nor the daughter of a famous man.

New York Times, Bestselling Author, Hafsah Faizal, Makes Forbes 30 under 30 List - The Muslim Women Times.
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New York Times Bestselling Author and Founder of Icey Designs, Hafsah Faizal, Makes Forbes 30 Under 30 List.

“Are there women who are forced to veil? As much as there are women forced to do a number of things in different parts of the world. Islam isn’t a bunch of rules and restrictions, but a way of life. A guide through every hardship and joy.”