The Virtual Mosque

Women’s rights in Turkey

In Europe it is generally thought that Islam is repressive to women and any rights Muslim women have are due to Western influence. The writer of this article, a Turkish female political analyst, explodes this myth. First, she gives the source of the Women’s rights: Turkish women have enjoyed equality in the law of marriage since Ottoman [...]


Mosques split over women’s role

Guidelines issued to UK mosques calling for women to have a greater role in their running have been criticised by an influential Islamic organisation. The advice – sent out by the Mosque and Imams Advisory Board, MINAB – also asks for sermons to be held in English. MINAB wants to reform and regulate Islamic places of worship. But [...]