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The Emerging case of Islamic Feminism

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13.06.2018

To some liberals, Islam and feminism are not compatible terms. They believe that these two ideas contradict each other and that Islam impedes the freedom of women in our society. Till now, we have witnessed the first waves of feminism, that have since further broken down into various forms, including the recently emerging Islamic feminism. A feminist can be defined as someone who believes in equal rights for both men and women, and contests the preconceived notions that society holds about women. Muslim women have found their own version of feminism, in order to find the perfect balance between basic human rights and religious dogma.

In Pakistan, it has been heartening to see an increase in political participation from the women in our country, while many have taken over the responsibility of preaching a more liberal and modern version of Islam, that does not keep women on the periphery, but helps them become active members of our society. This mobilisation among the women of our country stems from the changing dynamics amongst men and women around the globe, as well as the rise in incidents........

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