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Women have been viewed and treated as second-class citizens--even chattel--by all cultures throughout history. This set of articles examines both the condition of women in some traditional Muslim societies today (including the remarkable and unusual case of the matriarchs of Sumatra) and the surges of feminism that are now erupting sporadically in the Muslim world.
Brides of the Desert: Qatari Women Bridge Past and Present
Matriarchs of Sumatra: The Women of the Minangkabau
Equal Before Allah?: Muslim Feminism in Malaysia
Justice for All: Shahnaz Bokhari's Fight to Protect Pakistan's Abused Women
  The Religion of the Qur'an

Islamic History

Islamic Culture

Islam and the Arts

Muslim Personalities


Islam and Policy Issues

Jihad / Terrorism

Islam and Women

Travel / Tourism

Books on Islam

How Muslims See the U.S.















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