Muslim women shocked to learn that their Islam allows wife beating

The Sunni interpretation allows for disobedient wives to be beaten, but how many Sunni women know this? There could not possibly be any moral ambiguity on the issue of wife beating. Not in this day and age, I reassured myself. After all, Islam had not invented misogyny. Other faith traditions have had to address scriptures … Continue reading Muslim women shocked to learn that their Islam allows wife beating

Freedom for Women has not changed in Sunni Islam

Kerala's prominent Muslim cleric Kanthapuram AP Aboobacker Musaliyar has observed that Islam has not changed its obstinate approach with regard to the freedom for Muslim women and their relation with men on the reason that the women were educated. In an interview with latest issue of Malayalam weekly Mathrubhumi, the influential Sunni leader said the … Continue reading Freedom for Women has not changed in Sunni Islam

China’s Female Mosques

China’s Hui Muslims are unique in many respects. The country’s second-largest ethnic minority share linguistic and cultural ties with the majority in China that have allowed them to practice their religion with less interference and fewer restrictions than others, like Uighur Muslims and Tibetans. Outside of China, the Hui practice of installing women as the … Continue reading China’s Female Mosques