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  • Female Genital Mutilation/Female Circumcision - Paper discussing the practice of female genital cutting, questioning its legitimacy in Muslim cultural practice.
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  • In Recognition of Women - Article contrasts the history of women jurists, narrators of Hadith, and poets in Islam, with the position today, where the Muslim community has taken women back to the pre-Islamic era.
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  • Islam Rethought - Online publication of Dr Ausaf Ali's work on gender, sexuality, and marriage in Islam with particular focus on the tensions between traditionalist and modernist views within lived Islam.
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  • Islamic Feminism - A definition, with links to prominent figures. [Wikipedia]
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  • Islamic Feminism: What's in a Name? - A paper discussing Islamic feminism; the Qur'an affirms the principle of equality of all human beings, but practice of equality has been impeded by patriarchal ideas and practices.
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  • Religious Conservatism and Feminist Theology - Dr Riffat Hassan explores how theological assumptions have colored the way in which Muslim culture has come to regard women, in contrast to the non-patriarchal egalitarianism in the Qur'an; she argues for a liberation of Muslim women and men.
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  • Status of Woman in Islam - A collection of articles on issues around the role and place of women in Muslim belief and practice.
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  • Tafseer of Surah an-Nisa, Ayah 34 - A translation and commentary on verse 34 of Surah an-Nisa in the Qur'an; perhaps the one most often misunderstood or misused by both Muslims and non-Muslims.
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  • Woman's Status in the Bible and the Qur'an - A tabled comparison of Biblical and Qur'anic passages concerning women.
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  • Women as Imams - Article on Wikipedia explores the circumstances in which women may lead a congregation in salat (prayer); includes analysis of teachings, history, and current controversy.
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  • Women in a Quranic Society - Paper arguing for the implementation of a dual-sex concept of society.
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  • Women Living Under Muslim Laws - International solidarity network for women whose lives are shaped by laws and customs said to derive from Islam. Includes news, and information about their campaigns and their publications.
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  • Islamic Feminism Means Justice to Women - An interview with historian Prof Margot Badran compares Islamic feminism with secular and Christian feminism. (January 31, 2004)
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  • They Hate Women, Don't They? - Article exploring secular feminists' view of Muslim women, arguing that demeaning Islam excludes the voices of Islamic women which liberates no one. (June 21, 2002)
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