The stance of Islam regarding certain issues relating to women has remained a hot subject of debate, especially in the last few centuries. Although Islam does not support the basic tenets of the feminist movement, it must be conceded that this movement has served to create awareness in the educated Muslim women regarding some of the viewpoints that are presented to them by the clergy under the label of Islam. In recent times, the works of Hamid al-Din Farahi (1863-1930), Amin Ahsan Islahi (1904-1997) and Javed Ahmad Ghamidi (b. 1951) have attempted to clarify the stance of the Islamic shari‘ah on various issues. In this talk, an attempt will be made to dispel some very grave misconceptions
about women in Islam in the light of their research.
About the speakers
Dr Shehzad Saleem has been under the tutelage of Pakistan’s eminent scholar Javed Ahmad Ghamidi since 1988. He is a Research Fellow and one of the Vice Presidents of Al-Mawrid, a Pakistani institute of Islamic research and education. Dr Saleem holds a PhD in the History of the Qur’an from the University of Wales, UK.
Kaukab Shehzad is a an Associate Fellow at Al-Mawrid. She is a graduate in Philosophy and Psychology and has been a student of Javed Ahmad Ghamidi.
DATE: Wednesday, 2 May 2018
TIME: 6:00pm to 7:30pm
VENUE: Economics and Commerce Conference Room, Room 3.73, 3rd floor. Old Economics & Commerce Building (Bldg 351).
ENTRY: Free. But please RSVP to [email protected]