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 Women in Islam

O mankind! We created you from a single (pair) of a male and a female, and made you into nations and tribes, that you may know each other. Verily the most honored of you in the sight of God is (one who is) the most righteous of you. And God has full knowledge and is well acquainted (with all things).[ Quran 49:13 ]

Her position in early Islam was really an exemplary one, one that should be studied and known by every woman as well as every liberationist in the twentieth century--in America as well as in the Muslim World. The Muslim woman, if she is true to the principles of her religion, has lessons in equality to teach the Westerner, and her descendants in the East have to learn anew the role demanded of them by their religion. Orientalists and orientals zealous for modernization should cease to put the blame on Islam, a blame which instead deserves to fall on their own ignorance of the faith and on the political and social decline which their nations suffered in the past. -- Lois -Faruqi Women, Muslim Society and Islam

Status of Women:
Gender Equity in Islam - Dr. Jamal Badawi - Covers equality, testimony, polygamy, new appendix on female circumcision added [Older Version PDF]
The Status of Women in Islam - Sh. Yusuf Al-Qaradawi
The Status of Women in Islam - Dr. Jamal Badawi [Older Version PDF]
Women`s Liberation through Islam
Elevation of Women`s Status- a lecture by Ali Al-Tamimi
Status of Women in Islam - A. Doi

Islam & Feminism:
Islamic Traditions and the Feminist Movement: Confrontation or Cooperation? - Dr. Lois Lamya` Al-Faruqi

Women in Society:
Women in Islam and Muslim Society - Turabi
Women in Shariah (Islamic law)- A. Doi
Women in Society - A. Doi
The Islamic Movement And Women`s Activity - Sh. Yusuf Al-Qaradawi
Reply to Question on Sisters Leadership
Results of Survey on Sisters Activism within MSA
The Role of Women by Ikhwan (Muslim Brotherhood Party)
Ibn Hazm on Nubuwwa (prophethood) of Women
The Voice of a Woman in Islam- Sh. Yusuf Al-Qaradawi
Economics & Law:
Women in Islam: Economics
Inheritance in Islam
Answer to a Question on Bearing witness
Muslim Women around the World:
Muslim Women take their Place at Hajj
Muslim Women in England-Times Article
Reflections on My sister in Bosnia
Muslim Women in Japan
Books and Critiques:
Women in Islam vs Women in Judeo-Christian Tradition
Books on Women in Islam
The record set straight: Women in Islam have rights By Noha Ragab
Shattering Illusions: Western Conceptions of Muslim Women
Distorted Image of Muslim Women
Response to "Nine Parts of Desire"