Muslim Women at Odds Over Rights

Asra Nomani, her mother, Sajida Nomani and son, Shibli

Asra Nomani, center, demanded and won the right for women to pray along with the men in the Islamic Center of Morgantown, W.Va. She is seen here with her mother, Sajida Nomani, left, and 21-month-old son, Shibli. Barbara Bradley Hagerty hide caption

itoggle caption Barbara Bradley Hagerty
Christine Arja

Christine Arja, standing in front of the Islamic Center, is the only woman on the mosque's executive committee. Barbara Bradley Hagerty hide caption

itoggle caption Barbara Bradley Hagerty

A Muslim woman is creating a stir in the mountains of West Virginia. Asra Nomani has been seeking women's rights at her small mosque in Morgantown. But the toughest resistance she's met has come from other Muslim women, who say they're already liberated. NPR's Barbara Bradley Hagerty reports.

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.