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New wave of well-off Pakistani women drawn to conservative Islam

April 11, 2012


Wealthy, educated women are increasingly embracing the trend for religious inquiry and observance Jason Burke in, Monday 9 April 2012 Pakistani Muslim women celebrating Eid al-Adhi in Lahore. Photograph: Arif Ali/AFP/Getty Images All the women working in the information technology division of the Bank of Punjab’s headquarters in the western Pakistani city of Lahore […]

Yvonne Ridley: finding feminism in Islam

March 17, 2012


Posted on 16 March 2012.Lucy Miller WVoN co-editor Yvonne Ridley is a journalist, author, peace activist and film-maker. She was captured by the Taliban in September 2001 after crossing the Afghan border wearing a burqa. After her release she read the Qur’an and subsequently converted to Islam. WVoN spoke to her about feminism, faith and […]

Menses’ non-sense: Menstruation and the Muslim Woman’s “Red Tent”

March 8, 2012


By Enith Morillo, March 8, 2012 Muslims love to brag about how the status of women was elevated from the backward practices found in earlier Judaic and Christian societies with the revelation of the Qur’an. Plenty of comparisons between Islam and Judeo-Christian traditions are available, highlighting categorical differences on divorce, inheritance, property ownership, education, and […]