Gender and Islam: Reorienting Women’s Values

This series (Gender and Islam) aims to offer perspective on the challenging elements of modern-day movements and to describe traditional Islamic understandings of gender, femininity, and masculinity and how they could play out in our modern world in a way that’s authentically Islamic and practically fulfilling.

In this video, Dr. Zara Khan discusses how to reorient women’s values using two guiding questions: Is feminism an appropriate and useful tool for Muslims to use when advocating for dignified lives for women? And, is human rights a beneficial framework for Muslims to base our entitlement claims and notions of justice in?

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Source: Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research

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