Balancing Feminism, Human Rights, & Faith | Behind the Scenes

Zara Khan

Research Coordinator | Zara Khan studied Political Science and social justice at the City University of New York, specializing in comparative political theory. Her main hope is to contribute to the Islamicization of profane knowledge, particularly in education, politics, culture and economics insha’Allah. Areas of interest include Islamic teaching philosophy; materialist epistemology; secularization; critical race; capitalism, neoliberalism, and neocolonialism; human rights; ethical agriculture; cosmopolitan aesthetics; and the metaphysics of technology. She is an educator and researcher, currently leading Yaqeen’s Task Force on Liberalism and Philosophy.

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Dr. Zara Khan gives an introduction to her paper, “Balancing Feminism, Human Rights, & Faith”, in which she defines feminism, human rights, and postsecularism in general terms, then attempts to expose their foundational assumptions about the human being, knowledge, and religion.

Read the full publication, part of our Gender & Islam collection, here.