A comprehensive collection of links on the topic of

Women in Islam

If you know of other web pages not listed here, please tell us about them so that we can add them here.

"Women in Islam", their position, their rights, polygamy, etc... are constantly hot topics on the newsgroups and personal discussions as well as academic research.

End of 1996 I did some major web search on this topic and would like to share the resources collected with all of the readership here.



A) Islamic web sites

Addressing Quality-of-Life Issues Faced by Muslim Women and Their Families (works to counter domestic violence against Muslim women) About Islam and Women Islam and Women's Rights Muslim Women's Homepage Status of Women in Islam same as http://www.safaar.com/w3.html Islam, Marriage, Women Women Rights in Islam Women in Islam (lots of articles) The record set straight: Women in Islam have rights By Noah Ragab Women in Islam [Ahmadiayya] Women in Islam Women in Islam The Muslim Woman, Her role and Her Honor Woman: Last amongst the equals Status of Men And Women (Letters to Tahira) Women's Liberation through Islam or the same at Women's Liberation through Islam Marital Relations and Mutual Rights in Islam The Muslim Family [a book commercial] Women in the Qur'an and the Sunna Islamic Women's rights debated [Rare: a female author to talk about it] Women in Islam another one by a women! Reading list on "Women in Islam" Women in Islam The Muslim Woman Status of Women in Islam Islam from Patriarchy to Feminism Muslim Woman's Home Page The Myth of Oppression: Women in Iran [Does somebody want to tell him to format his paper better? If you want to read it, then look at the source code.] Women Issues Muslim Women's League (MWL) Women in Islam Women in Islam Women Information on the Status of Women in Islam An Ahmadiyya View on Women in Islam The Status of Women, Hijab, and other issues On the Position of Women in Islam and in Islamic Society Why Two Women Witnesses? (an amazing rationalization!) Status of Women in Islam" by Hammuda Abdul-Ati, Ph.D.: [1], [2] Dr. Badawi: Gender Equity in Islam and The Status of Women in Islam Fatawas Regarding Women Muslim women's dress Words to my Muslim Sister Women in Islam Women in Islam and Christianity The Muslim Woman Whom will you choose? Women, Islam & Equality (Islamic, critical, mainly about Iran) and more The Woman's Status in Christianity & Islam La femme en Islam

Then: Just about everywhere we find:

"Women in Islam versus Women in the Judaeo-Christian Tradition":

The ultimate propaganda pamphlet. This was immediately recognized as extremely valuable by many Muslims and it is located on over a dozen pages or so. Only some examples:

[1], [2], [3], [4], [5], [6], [7], [8], [9], [10], [11], and MANY more locations and ever more sophisticated presented but it doesn't make it all more true. [For good measure, throw in an Islamic aricle about Women in Hinduism]

My response to part 9 that I tried to post on the soc.religion.islam newsgroup was deemed not relevant even though this book's "information" is arguably the one article displayed by the highest number of Islamic web sites. But it can now be seen at this page.

Now, we do observe the great creativity in titles... "Women in Islam" being the absolute most favorite one. :-) ... I started to wonder why I never have seen any article named "Men in Islam". Either this indicates that indeed it is only the women whose problems and place have to be solved, established and explained, because only they have to struggle with such problems. OR (?) do I detect a discrimination against men who do not receive any attention in Islam?


B) Critical or positive evaluations of the Islamic teaching and reality