Debunked! 5 Myths About Muslim Women | Infographic

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Nazir Khan

Dr. Nazir Khan is a Director of Research at Yaqeen Institute. He is a physician, volunteer imam, and consultant for the Manitoba Islamic Association's Fiqh (Religious Affairs) Committee. He has memorized the Qur’an and received traditional certification (ijazah) in the study of the Qur’an, Hadith and Islamic theology (aqeedah).

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Tesneem Alkiek

FELLOW | Tesneem is the Director of Expanded Learning and a Fellow at Yaqeen Institute. She completed her undergraduate degree in Early Christianity and Islamic Studies at the University of Michigan. She is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Islamic Studies at Georgetown University with a focus on the development of Islamic law.

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Safiah Chowdhury

BA(H) in Political Studies & Global Development Studies from Queen’s University. MPhil in Islamic Studies & History from the University of Oxford. She has held leadership positions in various Muslim organizations and has appeared in a number of print, radio, and television media. Safiah currently works in social policy, research, and development with a focus on poverty reduction.

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Concerns are often raised about the status of women in Islamic law. Often, misrepresentations and misconceptions about how women are treated by sharīʿah are used to advance the notion that Islam is misogynistic. This infographic serves as a primer in examining five common misrepresentations of Islamic law as it relates to women, focusing on domestic abuse, divorce, legal testimony, inheritance law, and polygamy.

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Myths About Women in Islam