While many in the west regard feminism and islam as a contradiction in terms, many muslims in the east have perceived western feminist forces in their midst as an assault upon their culture in this career-spanning collection of influential essays, margot badran presents the feminisms that muslim women have created, and examines islamic and. Historian and gender studies specialist focusing on the middle east and islamic societies and a consultant on gender, culture and islam i would like to thank mariz tadros for inviting me to the workshop, 'religious framings of gender policies and practices', at the institute for development. Badran, margot feminism in islam: secular and religious convergences oxford, england : oneworld publications, 2009 print these citations may not conform precisely to your selected citation style please use this display as a guideline and modify as needed. Download citation | feminism in islam: s | margot badran skillfully weaves together historical data collected from more than four decades of analysis of feminisms in the middle east in what amounts to a corpus of her work, this volume attests to badran's contributions to the field of gender. Full-text paper (pdf): feminism in islam | researchgate, the professional network for scientists badran notes that some islamic feminists distinguish between the sharia itself, which they understand in terms of divine principles, and the laws.
Margot badran paola bernardini rightly points out that one must be wary of the term western feminism likewise, islamic feminism is often taken by observers to mean any gender thinking and practice advocated by muslim women — who are blithely labeled islamic feminists. Margot badran: what does islamic feminism have to offer where does it come from where is it going islam's other half what does islamic feminism have islamic feminism has much to contribute to furthering the promotion of shared values and especially to assure that these shared values. My focus on women, gender, and feminisms in islam and muslim societies for more than three decades has combined teaching and scholarship, public intellectual work. Margot badran: what does islamic feminism have to offer where does it come from where is it going.
Margot badran is a senior fellow at the prince alwaleed bin talal center for muslim-christian understanding at georgetown university her work has focused on women, gender secular feminism and islamic feminism. The historian and gender studies specialist who has devoted her life's work to the muslim world explains what feminism means in the context of islam and chooses five books that have the best books on islam and feminism interview with margot badran on islamic feminism feminism gender.
In this career-spanning collection of influential essays, margot badran presents the feminisms that muslim women have created, and examines islamic and secular feminist ideologies side by side. Margot badran, feminism in islam secular and religious convergences (2009) fatema mernissi, the veil and the male elite: a feminist interpretation of women's rights in islam (1991) mohammad akram nadwi, al-muhaddithat: the women scholars in islam (2007.
The emergence and evolution of egyptian feminism is an integral, but previously untold, part of the history of modern egypt drawing upon a wide range of women's sources--memoirs, letters, essays, journalistic articles, fiction, treatises, and extensive oral histories--margot badran shows how egyptian women assumed agency and in so doing. Nine parts of desire: the hidden world of islamic women geraldine brooks new york, london, toronto, sydney and auckland: anchor books, 1995 255 pp eloquence of silence: algerian women in question marnia larezg new york & london: routledge, 1994 270 pp feminists, islam and nation margot badran.
Badran has lectured on feminism and islam in the us, europe, middle east, and africa she writes for numerous newspapers in the middle east, for international herald tribune, and contributes regularly to al ahram weekly. Morocco: towards an islamic state feminism souad eddouada, renata pepicelli many scholars, including margot badran in her contribution to the present volume,1 regard the reform of the family code (the code du statut personnel, or moudawana) that was. It's funny that most of the answers are from non muslims who wish to 'liberate the muslim woman' 1 you cannot liberate the free 2 islam doesn't need feminism because it doesn't believe men and women are same men have different roles to play a. Understanding islam, islamism, and islamic feminism islamic feminism appears to be a difficult subject for winter and therefore difficult to discuss with her margot badran is a historian of women and gender in the middle east and muslim societies. Islamic feminism is defined by islamic scholars as being more radical than secular feminism and as being anchored within the discourse of islam with the quran as its central text badran, margot islamic feminism: what's in a name. While many in the west regard feminism and islam as a contradiction in terms, many muslims in the east have perceived western feminist forces in their midst as an assault upon their culture in this career-spanning collection of influential essays, margot badran presents the feminisms that muslim. Margot badran paola bernardini rightly points out that one must be wary of the term western feminism likewise, islamic feminism is often taken by observers to mean any gender thinking and practice advocated by muslim women — who are blithely labeled islamic feminists but such so-called islamic feminism typically.
Islamic feminism also aims for the full equality of all muslims, male and female, in both public and private life margot badran of georgetown university's center for muslim-christian understanding asserts that islamic feminism is more radical than more secular muslim feminisms. Islam, patriarchy, and feminism in the middle east margot badran the study of women in the middle east, now well into its second decade, has produced an impressive corpus of papers and. Feminism is a secular ideology and islam today rests on fundamentalist foundations those who advocate that feminist projects be conducted within an. And islamic feminism in africa badran chose to focus on the african continent in its entirety and rejects the fictional division of the continent instead, the book takes into account the cross-continental cultural and religious connections. A combination of islam and feminism has been advocated as a feminist discourse and practice articulated within an islamic paradigm by margot badran in 2002 islamic feminists ground their arguments in islam and its teachings, seek the full equality of women and men in the personal and public sphere, and can include non-muslims in the.