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Old 10-18-2015, 11:42 AM
Location: Logan Township, Minnesota
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I think we should think of and give credit to the Women scholars that have done so much to teach about Islam.

Nearly every Muslim has learned, what they know about Islam, from women.

Some very notable Female Islamic scholars:

While Shayka Fest has come and gone. The website that promoted it is still and gives some food for thought.

Shaykha Fest

Did you know that some of the greatest Islamic scholars such as Imam Ahmad ibn Hanbal, Imam Ibn al-Jawzi, Shaykh-ul-Islam Ibn Taymiyyah, Imam al-Dhahabi, Imam Ibn al-Qayyim, Ibn Rajab al-Hanbali and many other great Imams and scholars had female teachers? Even though it is not widely known, thousands of female scholars have enriched the Islamic tradition through out history. Shaykha Fest is intended to honor the legacy of female Islamic scholarship and draw attention to contemporary female scholars.

Some very impressive women:

Left) Dr. Intisar Rabb, assistant professor of law at Boston College Law School and a research affiliate at Harvard Law School’s Islamic Legal Studies Program. (Right) Dr. Nimat Hafez Barazangi Research Fellow at Cornell University’s Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program and author.


Muslim Women Scholars and Religious Authority
by Zahra Ayubi, Nimat Hafez Barazangi & Tayyibah Taylor

Muslim women who are scholars of Islamic studies are helping to shape the Islamic discourse in America and around the world. As more Muslim women produce scholarship, especially in the field of Islamic theology, we are witnessing a subtle change in the face of Islamic religious authority. While this may present challenges within the Muslim community for those who still equate religious authority with maleness, and may be problematic for those outside our community who equate Islam with misogyny, this change is not only providing the potential for expanding jurisprudential constructs, but it is giving us a platform for greater adoption of the egalitarian principles of Islam and creating a heightened gender consciousness.
Azizah Magazine
Muslim Women: Past and Present
Recommend a Muslim Woman

Throughout the ages, from the earliest days of Islam to contemporary times today, Muslim women have been and continue to be active leaders in their communities and countries across the world. This directory is a growing archive of leading Muslim women scholars, activists, writers, politicians, artists, religious and spiritual leaders, civil society leaders and more
100 Extraordinary Muslim Women | Muslim Women | WISE Muslim Women
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