Musawah Webinar: In Search of an Ethical Framework for Gender Justice in Islam

*What are the different approaches to Islamic ethics and how can we build upon them to develop an ethical framework that foregrounds gender justice?* In this webinar, titled "In Search of an Ethical Framework for Gender Justice in Islam", Dr. Mariam Al-Attar and Dr. Fatima Seedat will explore different understandings of ‘ethics’ and shed light on the challenges of ethics as a field of study within Islamic intellectual tradition.


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INDONESIA

Musawah Webinar: Approaching The Qur’an Through Women’s Experiences

*How do we understand the Qur’an’s ethical framework for gender relations through empirical lenses? In what ways have women’s experiences been silenced in the conventional readings of the sacred text, and how can we reclaim these voices in contemporary engagements with the Qur’an?*


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Musawah Webinar: The Prophet and Khadija: Partners in Marriage

Dr. Ababneh and Dr. Rahemtulla question hegemonic narratives on “ideal” Muslim marriages and show how Khadija and Muhammad built a harmonious, non-patriarchal relationship based on mutual support, care and respect.


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INDIA

CSW65 WEBINAR: Reconciling Religion and Rights: Equality and Justice in Muslim Family Laws

Many countries at the bottom of various gender equality surveys are those whose family laws discriminate against women. Yet family law reform remains intractable, not least because religion is used both as a source of law and to justify resistance to reform. Research by Professor Mala Htun et al has shown that family law reform is uniquely important to accelerate progress to promote, enforce, and monitor gender equality and end discrimination against women.


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Survey Findings: Impacts of the COVID-19 on women living under discriminatory Muslim family laws

In July 2020, Musawah conducted a survey on the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on women living under discriminatory Muslim family laws. This video reflects some key issues raised by women’s rights activists from 12 countries in South and Southeast Asia and the MENA region, such as unpaid care work, domestic violence, divorce, and child and forced marriage, along with delayed justice in family court systems.


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Musawah Webinar: Qur'anic Ethics on Marriage

What are the Qur'an's teachings on marriage—both as an intimate human relationship and as the most basic social institution? How can we approach the verses on marriage from within the Qur'an's ethical worldview? What are the implications of an ethically-oriented reading of the Qur’an for Muslim gender norms and rights?


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Musawah Webinar: Ethics of iḥsan: Beauty and Goodness in the Muslim Family

How are iḥsan and its concepts of beauty and goodness reflected in marriage and family matters in the Qur’an? What might the beauty and goodness represented in iḥsan mean in this context? In this webinar, Amira Abou-Taleb (University of Helsinki), Faeeza Vaid (Muslim Women’s Network UK) and moderator Sarah Marsso (Musawah), focus on the function and meaning of iḥsan and its concepts of beauty and goodness in relation to gender, family, and community dynamics.


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Musawah Webinar: ‘Your Wife Enjoys Rights Over You’… or Does She? Marriage and Ḥadīth

What does the Ḥadīth say about Muslim marriages in general, and the Prophet’s marriages in particular? In this webinar Yasmin Amin (Exeter University), joined by discussant Nada Nashat (CEWLA) and moderator Dr. Mulki Al-Sharmani (University of Helsinki/ Musawah), mines the Hadith corpus for a framework for egalitarian Muslim marriage, using a methodology grounded in the Islamic interpretive tradition.


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MALAYSIA

Musawah's Global Conference Artivism Gallery Presents Yati Kaprawi: UMMU WARAQAH SANG IMAM PEREMPUAN

Norhayati Kaprawi, or Yati, is a Muslim artist-activist and a filmmaker, having created many animations and documentaries that offer social messages on matters which concern her. She takes it upon herself to screen her films at university campuses and independent festivals around Malaysia – often to an eager audience and full houses.


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INDIA

Global Conference Webinar: Muslim Women Leading Movements

How are activists in various Muslim contexts mobilising for change? What strategies are they using? Why did they start, and how did they amplify and sustain their advocacy around Muslim family law reform in their countries? Join Musawah’s Marwa Sharafeldin in this conversation with six amazing Muslim women activists from around the world


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FRANCE

Global Conference Webinar: Using Artivism to Transform Pain to Power

Can art be a tool for social change? How do artists negotiate their artist/activist identities? What do creative practices bring to movement building? Join our exciting conversation with artists working in different Muslim contexts around the world as they talk about their work, the inspirations and challenges that shape it, and their thoughts on how art can be a vehicle to infuse energy and creativity into advocacy and activism.


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Global Conference Webinar: Muslim Family Law Reform in an Age of Crisis

If equality and justice are indisputable objectives of the Shari'ah, why aren’t they reflected in Muslim family laws? Can there be an equal construction of gender rights from within the Muslim tradition? If so, what are the strategies needed to achieve this? In this webinar, Ziba Mir-Hosseini (Musawah & SOAS), Zahia Jouirou (University of Manouba), Rozana Isa (Sisters in Islam) and Sarah Marsso (Musawah) will explore key concepts and methodologies for change from within the Muslim legal framework.


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SRI LANKA

Global Conference Webinar: Muslim Family Laws: Dismantling Discriminatory Frameworks from Within

The COVID-19 global health pandemic has laid bare existing inequalities and gender gaps, and how longstanding discriminations in Muslim family laws exacerbate women’s vulnerabilities.


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MALAYSIA

Musawah's Global Conference Artivism Gallery Presents Zamzuriah Zahari

Musawah's Global Conference on Muslim Family Law Reform (23-28 Nov 2020) presents an Artivism Gallery, featuring: An interview and performance by Zamzuriah Zahari. Zamzuriah is a dancer, singer, director and performer from the Malaysian state of Kelantan who specialises in traditional Malay dance and theatre such as Tarian Tari Inai, Mak Yong Kelantan, Mek Mulung Kedah and Mak Yong Riau.


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