The case for gender equality in the Muslim world – Maha Akeel (Article of the TV company)
This article is devoted to the problem of inequality in Muslim states, where the strong power of the patriarchy does not allow Islamic women to feel free. The Middle Eastern world (and not only) must realize that the refusal to support the empowerment of Muslim women hinders economic development. The author emphasizes that the main problem is that the laws and practices established by the state-run counter to Islamic teachings on women’s rights. The younger generation of Islamic women is increasingly asserting itself, which gives faith in progress and progressive integration into modern society. A break for religious reasons directly harms the development of any Muslim State. The author argues that the more opportunities for Islamic women, the better the state will develop.
Feminist Thought in the Muslim World: From Secular Feminism to Islamic Feminism – Youssef El Kaidi (Newspaper)
This newspaper article touches on such an important aspect of Islamic feminism and its opposition to the Western model of the movement. The author tells about how Islamic women try to talk about gender equality through the correct interpretation of the Koran. The article is based on the materials of the Koran and the research of scientists from the Middle East. The author concludes that the interaction of Western and Eastern models is essential for the successful development of the women’s rights movement. As a result of interaction, modern society receives a hybrid model of feminism with common values and methods of struggle.
Hijabers on Instagram: Using visual social media to construct the ideal Muslim woman – Emma Baulch and Alila Pramiyanti (Peer-reviewed journal)
This article illustrates how, with the help of modern digital platforms, Islamic women are developing “public Islam.” Hijab does not act as a sacred thing but as an object emphasizing beauty. The corresponding captions to the photos on Instagram that refer to the Crown show the closeness of culture and the God Allah. The emerging phenomenon of “hijabers” has become a symbol of a world in which Muslim piety is inextricably linked with the global consumer economy. Social networks have become an excellent platform for the rapprochement of different cultures and the desacralization of religious movements, including women within religion.
Empowering Muslim girls? Post-feminism, multiculturalism and the production of the ‘model’ Muslim female student in British schools – Heidi Safia Mirza & Veena Meetoo (Peer-reviewed journal)
This article highlights the current position of Islamic women in society. They have the right to have their independent source of income and spend money at their discretion. An Islamic woman has the full right to vote in all social-political spheres and public policy levels. Women in Middle Eastern states have managed to do more in a few decades than women in the Western world, who have been striving for their rights and opportunities for centuries. In conditions of equality and stability, a healthy climate will prevail for both Muslim men and Muslim women. Any feminism, according to the author, should not be chauvinistic and work only for women. Islamic traditions teach us that women’s progress must be achieved in tandem with a broader struggle to benefit all members of society.
Don’t Underestimate the Power of The Muslim Woman – USOW Ambassador Voice (Magazine)
This article illustrates how Islamic women have integrated into the global economy. The main idea is that their purchasing power depends on the degree of education of women. Modern brands have to create a separate marketing strategy for Islamic women to agree to buy their products. The modern Islamic woman’s role determines most international companies’ development policy. Putting a woman on the cover or hiring a Muslim to work is essential to think through the policy to the smallest detail. The article reflects the strength of the changes that have taken place in society and the high proportion of Islamic women who have the right to determine the policy of well-known brands.
Akeel, M. (2018). The case for gender equality in the Muslim world. Al Jazeera.
El Kaidi, Y. (2018). Feminist thought in the Muslim World: From secular feminism to Islamic feminism. Inside Arabia.
Emma, B., & Alila, P. (2018). Hijabers on Instagram: Using visual social media to construct the ideal Muslim woman. Social Media + Society, 4(4), 1-15.
Heidi, S. M., & Veena, M. (2018). Empowering Muslim girls? Post-feminism, multiculturalism and the production of the ‘model’ Muslim female student in British schools. British Journal of Sociology of Education, 39(2), 227-241.
USOW Ambassador Voice. (2020). Don’t Underestimate the Power of The Muslim Woman. Forbes.