Rights of Muslim Women and Their Potential For Impact – Rasha al-Disuqi and Aminah Assilmi

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1) What is a ‘Movement’?
2) The Secular Feminist Influence on the United Nations
3) A Document By Secular Feminists Meant to Be Imposed on the Muslim World
4) Muslim Women Have the Rights But What Are They Doing With Them?
5) Are Women, Like Men, Vicegerents?
6) A Woman’s Right to Life
7) Are Women Deficient?
8) The Prophet (P) Helped His Wives
9) Men a Degree Above Women?
10) Women’s Right to An Education
11) The Muslim Woman’s Independence
12) The Woman’s Right to Work Outside the Home
13) The Woman’s Right to Legal Testimony
14) How Did the Prophet (P) Treat His Wives?
15) Did the Prophet (P) Advocate Beating Women? / The Husband Must Help the Wife in Raising the Family
16) Women Must Participate in the Administration of Organizations
17) We Must Enjoin the Right and Forbid the Wrong
18) Does the Qur’an Sanction Wife-beating?
19) A Comment on Polygamy
20) Why Do Muslim Women Cover Their Head?
21) Truly Living Islam Has an Impact
22) We Must Return to the Qur’an and Sunnah
23) Connection With Allah is the Key
24) What Have We Done to Make a Difference?
25) Although Men and Women Are Equal, They Are Different
26) Women Reciting Qur’an and Being Imams
27) Wearing Hijab and Tight Clothing?
28) Women Participating in Politics
29) Hijab as a Command to Cover the Nakedness
30) Does the Qur’an Command Women to Stay in the Home?
31) Different Women Wear the Hijab For Different Reasons
32) The Hadith That Speaks of Women Being the Majority In Hell
33) Are Men Capable of Treating Women With Affection?
34) Is the Hijab Meant to Protect Men From Temptation?
35) Was There a Barrier in the Prophet’s Masjid? / Can A Woman Be An Imam or An Amir?

Rasha al-Disuqi begins by analyzing the Muslim woman’s goal in the U.S. and compares it to that of the secular feminist movement. She provides an overview of the rights granted to women in Islam and sheds light on the benefits to society when these rights are applied. Sister Rasha provides a fresh perspective by looking at seven key rights that Islam affords women in the context of modern society. She also deals with many issues that are often misunderstood by many, including Muslims, such as the woman’s responsibility of da’wah, her participation in society, the hadith about women’s deficiency, the degree of men over women, and her voice as awrah (a type of nakedness). Aminah Assilmi tackles the misconceptions about Muslim women and explains that if Muslims want to have an impact, they have to take seriously how they relate to people and how Islam is conveyed to them. Can we confidently answer their questions about “wife-beating” in the Qur’an, polygamy, and why Muslim women cover their heads? Other topics discussed: the different roles of men and women, women reciting Qur’an publicly, women wearing hijab with tight clothes, women as politicians, women going out of the home for leisure and work, how the Prophet (P) treated his wives, and the hadith about women in Hell. (Duration: 1 hour, 49 min)