Muslim Women Beyond the Stereotypes and Sharia

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Date(s) - Thursday, February 13th, 2020
8:00 am - 9:30 am

Duke University


The role of Muslim women, Islam’s view of women, and sharia 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. The presentation will also address concepts of Sharia in Islam. 

This presentation will be delivered via webinar. There will be ample time for Q & A and discussion with the speaker ING Content Manager, Ameena Jandali.