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Women and Masājid

Women and Masājid

Since the balkanization of the Muslim world into nation-states the mosques have been reduced to mere praying places and in the subcontinent are exclusively for men. In this write-up, Faizan Akbar takes us back to the golden era of Islam when mosques were the learning centers of socio-politico-economic affairs for men as well as women. In order to restore the lost glory of mosques, the author suggests the measures to be taken which include opening the doors for the other half of the population.

Faizan Akbar The debates concerning the permissibility and the practice of Muslim women attending congregational prayers, and partaking in other activities at the masājid  (sing. Masjid) are not new to the Islamic legal discourses. These debates date back to the Prophetic generation itself, which is indicated by the presence of several Prophetic narrations found in […]

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Is Ramadan women friendly?

Is Ramadan women friendly?

Faizan Wani  The month of Ramadan is going in full swing. Besides the long Taraweeh prayers and reciting the Qur’an at lengths, varieties of delicacies are being served every day in every house. Preparation of an elaborate dastarkhwaan for iftaars is a routine. Eating tasty foods and meticulously prepared dishes is a norm for almost all the Muslims […]

 Munnes Muneer Shah

Book Review: The Position of Women in Islam: A Progressive View

Book Review: The Position of Women in Islam: A Progressive View

Author: Mohammad Ali Syed Paperback: 150 Pages Publisher: State University of New York ISBN-13: 0791460962 The book begins with an introduction and is followed by twelve chapters of different dimensions regarding the position of women in Islam. The first chapter entitled ‘Roles of Quran and Hadith in Islamic Law’ is an exploration of the respective […]