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Dr. Su’ād Nassār, Professor of Comparative Islamic Jurisprudence (fiqh), presented in the International Conference of the Islamic Scholars Council the possibility of having female muftis. The conference was entitled “the Dangers of Takfīrī Thought, and  Fatwas made without knowledge on National...
Dr. Su’ād Sālih, Professor of Comparative Islamic Jurisprudence at the AzharUniversity, stated that it is possible that a woman becomes a muftī. She added that it is not an agreed upon requirement that the muftī is a free, hearing, seeing, speaking male. A fatwa can be taken from a male or female,...
The Musaharātī [a traditional person who roams a residential area beating a drum during Ramadan nights to wake people to eat their Suḥūr before the call for prayer at dawn] has been an exclusive job for men for centuries until a 43-year-old woman, Dalāl, decided to compete with men and work as...
The Coptic woman's ambition never ends; she is tireless, and never gives up trying to get her rights, especially in facing the church’s legacy of dominance over women’s affairs.
Headed by Dr. Māya Mursi, chairperson of the National Council for Women (NCW), the opening ceremony of the training program for female preachers and nuns is to be held on July 5, coming Tuesday, at Al-Safīr Hotel, Cairo. It is expected that representatives from the Ministry of Endowments, the...
Sherīn Khān and Sālihah Mariam Fat'h, the mosque’s two imams, shared the ceremony. Khān called for prayer, the adhān, and made an opening speech, and Fat'h delivered the khūtbah, or sermon, on the theme of “women and Islam in a modern world”.
Āmīnah Wadūd; an African-American woman who was raised as a Christian by her father, a Methodist minister, converted to Islam in 1972. Āmīnah Wadūd is widely known for her strong engagement in Islamic feminism and along with other Islamic feminists, Wadūd fights for women’s complete and equal...
"I will adjourn the session, in case anyone breaks the legal, ethical, and fundamental rules of this Parliament": these were the words uttered by Dr. Āmna Nossair, whose thrusting personality had made her most probably best qualified to be the first woman to preside the Egyptian Parliament in its...
Muslim scholars have gone on a rampage directly after the news of Amīna Wadoud delivering the Friday sermon and leading male and female worshippers in prayer.
The issue of females leading Islamic prayers “female imām” triggered a number of reactions in the Muslim world. Dr. Yousuf al-Qaradāwī views it as American Islam. He says that Islam does not allow women to lead prayers, attend the prayers unveiled or menstruating, or even pray shoulder-to-shoulder...

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