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Ottoman Women During the Advent of Western Feminism


Written By: ZaraFaris
04/08/2013 0:40
Women rights

“As to women, as many, if not more than men, are to be seen in the streets [i.e. going about their daily activities, etc] […] I think I never saw a country where women may enjoy so much liberty, and free from all reproach, as in Turkey [...] The Turks in their conduct towards our....    Full story...

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Pope Francis on Women & Feminism


Written By: ZaraFaris
24/05/2013 18:28
Religion & Culture

On women: “In the theologically grounded tradition the priesthood passes through man. The woman has another function in Christianity, reflected in the figure of Mary. It is the figure that embraces society, the figure that contains it, the mother of the community. The woman has the gift of....    Full story...

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FEMEN: Feminism’s Going Bust…


Written By: ZaraFaris
22/05/2013 16:45
Religion & Culture

On 4 April 2013, FEMEN, the secular “sextremist” Ukranian feminist group known for staging topless protests, declared an “International Topless Jihad Day” in support of Amina Tyler, the Tunisian Femen Activist who sparked controversy when she posted online topless pictures....    Full story...

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The Holy Qur’an: Divine Quality Control Over Previous Scriptures


Written By: ZaraFaris
19/05/2013 1:12
Religion & Culture

In Paul Williams’ debate with Rev Dr Steve Latham, Paul quoted verse 5:48 of The Majestic Qur’an (“TMQ“), as translated by Asad, in order to illustrate what the Qur’an claims of the position of previous scriptures: And unto thee O Prophet have We vouchsafed this....    Full story...

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    Zara Faris is a graduate in Arabic & Islamic Studies from SOAS University (School of Oriental and African Studies). She has lived for a year in Egypt studying the Arabic language. She is now a Researcher and Speaker for the Muslim Debate Initiative (MDI). She is of Kurdish/Pakistani origin.

    She has delivered lectures at Sussex, Brighton, Lincoln and Kent Universities, on the subjects of women’s rights in Islam, the role of women in Islam, the concept of hijab, and the four greatest women of Islam. She has also publicly debated, ‘Do Women Need Feminism?’ with Green Party Leader, Natalie Bennett.

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