Muslim Women Beyond the Stereotypes

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Date(s) - Monday, March 18th, 2019
7:00 pm - 9:45 pm

San Jose State University


The role of Muslim women and Islam’s view of women are among the most widely misunderstood and misrepresented aspects of the religion and its adherents. This presentation begins with an overview of the status of Muslim women today in areas such as education, work, government, and movements for reform and goes on to highlight the contributions of notable Muslim women both historically and today in politics, academia, sports, and other fields. It then presents Qur’anic and prophetic teachings about the role and responsibilities of Muslim women and examines the questions of hijab and gender relations, addressing some of the major misconceptions about Muslim women, and concludes with an overview of Muslim organizations working for women’s rights.

This presentation will take place at San Jose State University for a group of graduate students pursuing counseling careers in K-12, higher education, community based organizations, or private practice. There will be ample time for Q & A and discussion with the speaker, ING Speaker Raania Mohsen.