Feminism: Liberating Muslim Women (From Faith)

Everyday, more and more Muslim women, young and middle-aged, are leaving or losing touch with Islam. The rate of depression and loneliness among Muslim women also seems to parallel national and international trends (suicide rates are up 60% over the past 50 years according to World Health Org). Violence against women has also not seen a decrease over that same period.

Yet feminism, we have been told, serves the interests of women and liberates women. All Muslims should be feminists and we should all adopt the basic tenets and assumptions of gender liberation. If by this they mean liberation from guidance and the sources of faith, then yeah, things are going swell. Let’s continue to uncritically adopt and deploy this cancerous ideology and doom another generation of Muslim girls to faithlessness, sexual lasciviousness, and apostasy.

NB: None of this is to say that Muslim society in present day is a utopia. But feminism has proved itself over and over again not to be the answer to our problems. We need a balanced approach that draws from the ocean of guidance, wisdom, and know-how of our predecessors in faith and intellect. For Muslims, guidance is always sourced in the past because our beloved Prophet ﷺ delivered the message in the past and his inheritors also lived in the past. Why would we think a modernist confabulation of destructive ideas that inherently seeks to sever any and all connections with the past could save us? Time to wake up.

 

Everyday, more and more Muslim women, young and middle-aged, are leaving or losing touch with Islam. The rate of…

Posted by Daniel Haqiqatjou on Monday, May 23, 2016

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