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Feminist Mosque Opening In Norway, Challenging Traditional Islam Religion Women 

Feminist Mosque Opening In Norway, Challenging Traditional Islam

Norway (Sputnik) – While your garden-variety Islam is known for being conservative and holds patriarchal values in high esteem, there is always room for reform. In a planned “feminist” mosque in the Norwegian capital city of Oslo, men and women will be allowed to pray in the same room, with female priests leading the prayer. The mosque will be located in Oslo city center and will be called Masjid Al-Nisa, which means “the female mosque,” the Norwegian news outlet Vårt Land reported. “I want to start a feminist mosque where women will have as much room as men. Both men and women will Read More

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What Is Sharia Law? A Woman Professor of Islamic Studies Explains Culture 

What Is Sharia Law? A Woman Professor of Islamic Studies Explains

World (Intellectual Takeout) – My knowledge of Sharia Law is modest. So when I came across an article on The Conversation—“What Sharia law means: Five questions answered”—written by Indiana University professor Asma Afsaruddin, I decided to learn a little more about it. I’m glad I did this, because apparently a lot of my assumptions on Sharia Law were just plain wrong. Afsaruddin opens her article by explaining the fundamental objectives of Sharia Law: “Sharia provides guidance on how to live an ethical life. It lays down guidelines on how to pray and how to treat one’s family members, neighbors Read More

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Iraqi Activist to Humiliate Women With Erotic Photos for Not Wearing Hijab Women 

Iraqi Activist to Humiliate Women With Erotic Photos for Not Wearing Hijab

Iraq (Sputnik) – An unknown person in the province of Missan in southern Iraq, launched a social media page called Basra, where he threatens women with violence and humiliation if they do not dress in a more Islamic way. It is unknown how many people are behind this initiative but the authors of the page have posted photos of girls in scarves and hijabs on the walls of schools and universities. The photos of many girls were taken and put up on the walls without their knowledge. Next to their photographs, the perpetrators wrote that in spite of the veil, there are serious doubts regarding their honor and dignity. On the Basra social Read More

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