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A Model of Inclusion For Muslim Women

posted on October 11, 2012

For The New York Times, Didi Kirsten Tatlow writes about China’s 10 million Hui Muslims, “where female imams and mosques for women are flourishing in a globally unique phenomenon.” In the midst of religious extremism and intolerance, the Hui Muslims provide an example of how Muslims can be religious, while maintaining social rights and liberties, argues Tatlow. Abou El Fadl, a professor of Islamic law at the University of California, Los Angeles, says, “there’s an old, historically rooted tradition, and the Chinese, if they tap into this tradition, they can effectively provide resistance or examples of resistance to puritanical Islam.”

Read at The New York Times