Islam Engendering Change – When Ideology, Theology and Biology collide


Surveying and critiquing Classical and Modern thinking on Patriarchy, Feminism and Gender orientation. 

Gender and sexuality is now a major point of discussion and controversy within Islamic discourse. There are a number of reasons for this, each of which point to a different fault line in the contemporary faith and practice of Islam. Some aspects of this discussion are of a theological nature, looking at the divine wisdom of some people having urges towards same-sex relations. Others issues are more political in nature, looking at the degree to which Muslims may be seen to condone queer sexuality when fighting for their own ‘minority rights’. Arguably the most important aspect of this discussion is the (historically recent) perception that Islam is an inherently patriarchal, even misogynistic, religion which is structurally oppressive towards females. All three areas will be engaged with fully in the course, with outlines of major feminist thinkers and their views.

On completion, the content of this course will provide clarity to the complexities inherent in discussions on gender both within Islam and Western discourse, and provide a framework for engagement and understanding.  


Islam Engendering Change – When Ideology, Theology and Biology collide

Teacher: Shaykh Ruzwan Mohammed  

Session 1: Saturday 22nd January 2022
Session 2: Saturday 29th January 2022
Session 3: Saturday 5th February 2022
Session 4: Saturday 12th February 2022 (Live Q+A)
Time: 11am – 1.30pm
Cost: Early Bird £49 (offer ends Sun 16th Jan) and Full Price £59
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