The Muslim Woman <ul><li>What is the image of the Muslim woman in your mind? </li></ul>oppressed Secluded Uneducated Controlled by men submissive
What is the status of the Muslim woman today? Has it deteriorated or become better over the years? Why?
<ul><li>The status of the Muslim woman has deteriorated…thanks to feminism! </li></ul>
What is feminism? What impact did it have on the Muslim world?
Feminism in the Muslim world is a Colonial legacy <ul><li>Did it really liberate Muslim women? </li></ul>
NO ! <ul><li>Led to male disempowerment and women seeking employment </li></ul>
Status of women in the Prophetic Society What was it like? Was the society patriarchal?
<ul><li>Marked difference in the Prophetic and post-prophetic period </li></ul><ul><li>Women in the early Prophetic society were very much involved in the public sphere </li></ul>
<ul><li>Example: Al Jahiz observed that with time it had become increasingly difficult for divorced Muslim women to re-marry </li></ul>
Some Prominent Women in the Prophetic Society Ume-Aiman Um-al-Fadl Urwa Asma bint-e-Abibakr Ash-Shifa bint-e-Abdullah Asma bint-e-Umais Fatima bint-e-Qais
Ummaiyah bint-e-Qais Nusaibah bin Ka’ab Juwairiyah bin Abu Sufiyan Ume-Habib bint Al Aas Azda bint al Haris Khwala bint al Azwar Female Warrior Companions of The Prophet (saaw)
Hazrat Ayesha Fatima Bint-e-Muhammad Asma Bint-Abi Bakr Zainab bint-e-Abdullah Asma bint-e-Umais Hafsah bint-e-Umar Amrah bint-e-Abdurahman Women Scholars of Early Islam
Amat-ul Wahid Karima bint Ahmad Shuhda Fairoz bint Muzaffar Aisha Bint Ali Bint Muhammad Annas Khatoon Zainab bint Yahya as Sulaimi Ayisha bint Muhammad al Maqsidiyah Fatima bint Muhammad as Samarqandi
The Prophet’s Wives and Companions as Benefactors Zainab bint-e-Jash Zainab bint-e-Khuzaima Fatiha ummal Banin Shuja umal Mtawakil
Female Muslim builders Al Udar al Kareema Banfsha bint Abdullah Mariam bin Shams Safiyah