Part I, Written By Saadia Haq
The world of sports is largely dominated by men, more often female sportspersons and women athletes face many challenges that hinder their progress and participation in the world of sports. In the context of Islamic societies, we observe that the prevalence of strict gender roles in Muslim communities limit women’s participation in sports on both personal and professional level.
Most Muslims will agree that our societies are lagging behind due to lack of awareness and religious misinterpretations that prevent or disapprove Muslim women participation in any kind of sportive activities. There are places in the Muslim world, where clerics and religious leadership promotes Islam does not support its women to take up sports as per modesty and veiling ideals. My prolific co-author Papatia Feauxzar shall debunk the religious teachings on this matter in part II, so we ask you to stay tuned!
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