Islamic Feminism

In Iran, a woman wins the Nobel Prize for Peace. In France, Muslim women are fighting to keep their headscarves. And in India, female Islamic scholars advise women on issues from make-up to child-rearing. Join host Neal Conan while we look at how Islamic women reform Islam from the inside out.

Guests:

Nayereh Tohidi
*Associate Professor, Women's Studies Department, California State University, Northridge
*Director of USCN's new Islamic Community Studies program
*Editor, Women in Muslim Societies: Diversity Within Unity (1998)

Shaheen Sardar Ali
*Professor of Law at University of Peshawar, Pakistan
*Visiting scholar at the University of Warwick Law School, United Kingdom
*Author, Human Rights and International Law: Equal Before Allah, Unequal Before Man? (2000)

Leila Ahmed
*Professor of divinity at Harvard
*Author, Women and Gender in Islam: The Historical Roots of a Modern Debate

Comments

 

Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the NPR.org Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.