Boycotting All-Male Panels

Boycotting All-Male Panels and Speaker Events? Is it a problem if a panel at a conference or a speaker event has only male speakers? Is...

Islamic Law Makes It Easy for Husbands to Oppress Wives

Q: Why does Islamic law make it easy for an evil husband to oppress his wife? A: In today's age and with today's social structures...

The Political and Social Power of Motherhood

Modern society has denigrated the importance of motherhood to such a degree that even mothers develop severe insecurities and depression at the thought of...

Why We Need to Stop Telling Women They’re Equal to Men

"This is not about tempering ambition but dealing with the roadblocks. It is also about redefining ambition and bringing it in line with what...

Should Women Travel X Miles Without a Mahram? Or the Unceremonious Death of Chivalry

This is a detailed fiqh question and there are a variety of opinions based on different scenarios and contingencies. But the ultimate concern has...

The Misogyny of Islamic Law

"Look at fiqh, i.e., Islamic jurisprudence. Isn't it so misogynistic? Isn't it so biased against women? If we didn't know better, we would think...

Women Praying Behind Men?! Never!

A Recent Conversation Between Two MSA Board Members Person A: For Friday prayers, the idea of women praying behind men is offensive. It's a grave...

Shaking Hands in Switzerland

Switzerland is fining Muslim male students if they refuse to shake the hands of their female teachers. Is this not a kind of sexual assault...