International Journal for Muslim World Studies (IJMWS)

Formerly known as International Journal of Muslim Unity (IJMU)

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Muslim Women, Islam and Feminism

Muslim Women, Islam and Feminism Brikena Qafa-Osmani*   ABSTRACT Many Muslim women today are easily enamored by the appeal of contemporary feminism. Numerous Muslim authors abound, espousing feminist views which may or may not be in line with mainstream Islamic jurisprudence. To understand the notion of feminism in an Islamic . . . Read more

Violence Against Women in the Muslim Communities

Violence Against Women in the Muslim Communities  Zaleha Kamaruddin*   ABSTRACT This paper presents an analysis of the patterns of violence directed toward Muslim women and the underlying mechanisms that permit the emergence and perpetuation of these patterns in some Muslim communities. It begins with defining the problem in focusing . . . Read more