Muslim Women Beyond the Stereotypes & Ramadan and Fasting

Map Unavailable

Date(s) - July 28, 2023
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Muslim Women Beyond the Stereotypes

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.

The speaker will open with an overview of the status of Muslim women today throughout the world 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. If time permits, the speaker will also present Quranic and prophetic teachings about the roles and responsibilities of Muslim women while examining the questions of hijab and gender relations, addressing some of the major misconceptions about Muslim women, and concluding with an overview of Muslim organizations working for women’s rights.

Ramadan and Fasting 

The speaker opens by providing an overview of the topic of Ramadan and fasting, including a description of the month and the lunar calendar, the purpose and goals of fasting, how the fast functions, a look at a typical day in the life of a fasting person, and exemptions from fasting. They will then describe some of the challenges for fasting students and how best to accommodate them and conclude with a description of the holiday which celebrates the end of the fast, Eid ul-Fitr.

Throughout the presentations the speaker will entertain questions and have a discussion with the audience.

Speaker: Ameena Jandali (bio)

If you are interested in attending this event, please email ING’s Deputy Director Zachary Markwith at [email protected].