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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...
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...
Amīna Wadoud, a professor of Islamic studies at Virginia Commonwealth University, led the Islamic prayer service before a mixed congregation of nearly 150 men and women at an Anglican church in New York City. Muslim scholars unanimously agreed that it is categorically forbidden for women to lead...
Last Friday, Amīna Dawoud, an associate professor of Islamic studies at Virginia Commonwealth University, led about 150 men and women in prayers in New York City, amid growing opposition from several Islamic organizations.
Muftīī of the Republic, Dr. ‘Alī Jum‘ah, severely criticizes religious opinions proclaimed by non-specialists on satellite channels and said these opinions, which should not be called fatwás, cause confusion amongst Muslims. He urged society to adopt a common culture to confront these opinions.
Pastors of the Evangelical church and the Hanging Church in Egypt elaborate on the issue of ordaining women priests and elders.
Jamāl al-Banna’s book Jawāz Imāmit al-Mar’a [the legality of women leading prayers] debates many issues, especially that of gender equality in Islam. He uses Dr. Amīna Wadoud leading men and women in prayers [in New York], as an example [for Muslim women].
The book Jawāz Imāmit al-Mar’a [the legality of women leading prayers], by Jamāl al-Banna, raises many questions for the reader.
When Dr. Amīna Wadoud designated herself as an Imām, leading the “American” Muslims who followed her, in a Friday prayer in New York, the Arabic and Islamic world flamed up with rage. The ulemas flared up and their appetites for issuing fatwas increased.
The women leading men in prayers; the odd interpretations of al-Nisā’ [Women] chapter of the Qur’ān, regarding the guardianship of the men over women; the desertion and the claim that God, god forbidden, is biasing for men because He is a male, all these controversies that have triggered uproar...
In his book, Jawāz Imāmat al-Mar’a Lil Rijāl [permissibility of women leading men in prayers], Jamāl al-Bannā argues that it is religiously acceptable for women to lead men in prayers.
The Azhar’s Islamic Research Institute under Grand Imām Shaykh Muhammad Sayyid Tantāwī approved banning the publication of books that “foment sedition and cause rifts in the Arab and Muslim ranks.”
Tāriq Ramadān, grandson of late Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood founder Hasan al-Bannā, has urged freezing capital punishment in Islam like stoning and decapitation. Ramadān also urged the mobilization of Muslims worldwide to ask their governments to stop applying the hudoud, alleging the application...
Dr. Ahmad al -Tayyib, President of the Azhar University, talks in al-Musawwar about the legality of a woman leading prayer, the Western demands for a change in the Azhar curricula, and reports that Jihād verses were omitted from the Azhar curricula.
Human Rights Watch issued a document entitled: “Divorced from justice: Women’s unequal access to divorce in Egypt,” documenting serious human rights violations in biased Family Laws against women in Egypt.
Her Royal Highness Princess Basma spoke about discrimination against women at a conference where studies were presented about the rights, privileges and freedoms guaranteed to Muslim women in the Sharia.
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