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Part I, Written by Saadia Haq of The Human Lens
A topic close to our hearts, the existing cultural baggage in Islamic communities make it difficult for many within and outside the realm of faith to hear about the richness of Islam through Muslim women. The leadership by men and women in Islam has always existed despite the stereotypical narratives prevalent within the Muslim communities and the obvious disdain of the west.
However, attention towards Muslim women leaders has been deliberately ignored and many a times contested across the world. Being born and brought up in South Asia, from early ages girls are given messages and I quote; ‘woman leadership brings upheavals like drought and famine to the country’ or ‘Gods wrath come in form of women leaders’ – both absurd notions having little to do with real life mechanics and more to do with our dear friend patriarchy.
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