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Webcast: role of women in islam

'There is no one western feminism and there is no one islamic feminism or role of women in islam'

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Professor Mona Siddiqui gave a presentation on a public conference on gender and religion organised by the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies of the University of Groningen. The presentation was based on an article she wrote for The Sunday Herald in Glasgow titled 'Islam & feminism: Are they poles apart?'  You can read this article here. Before the presentation started she gave Knowledge Debate a short outline of the contents in the webcast above.    

Mona Siddiqui is Professor of Islamic Studies and Public Understanding at the University of Glasgow. Her areas of research are classical Islamic law, contemporary ethics, Qur'an and Muslim-christian relations. Professor Siddiqui also works for a broad range of media and chairs the BBC's Scottish Religious Advisory Committee. In 2005, she was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. She is the 8th Jantina Tammes Professor at the University of Groningen (Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies). The Jantina Tammes Chair has been established in order to enable female visiting professors to do research with colleagues here, in the field of gender studies.  

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