The Logic of Patriarchy

One of the things I never understood about the idea of patriarchy that feminism opposes is this: why would men throughout history across numerous...

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...

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 One-Sided “Honor Killing” Narrative

These horrific cases of domestic violence don't get amplified in media because they don't fit the established frame of "helpless wife gets brutalized by...

Who Wants to Debate Patriarchy?

About 3 months ago, I was asked to participate in a debate on patriarchy and feminism at a local masjid. A month or so...

Making a Sex Offender: The (Non)Case of Maulana Abdullah Saleem

Sex Abuse in Islamic Schools? Maulana Abdullah Saleem, founder and teacher at one of Chicago's most prominent Islamic institutes, has been entangled over the past...

A Parade of Contradictions: When Feminists are Inconsistent

I find it interesting how Muslim feminists are up in arms about the Muslima being featured in the "gentlemen's" magazine. How can you not...

Meaning of Manhood

Nothing manlier than a man who takes care of his wife and kids, supports them, provides for them with a generous spirit and does...

The Supposedly Misogynistic Scholars of Islam

❝As for coffee, the author (al-Buhuti) says: "It should be obligatory (for the husband to have it available) if she is someone who habitually drinks...

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...