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Women, Shariah and Islam – Hamza Yusuf

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1) Shari’ah Facilitates Ease
2) Are Women Deficient?
3) The Hadith About Women in Hell
4) Is Deficiency From Socialization or Nature?
5) The Responsibility of the Scholars in Clarifying Matters
6) The Man’s Weakness For the Woman
7) Qur’an: ‘The Male is Not Like the Female’
8) Men and Women Shaking Hands
9) The Fiqh of Reality: Dealing With Cultural Norms
10) Modesty
11) A Woman’s Right to Her Own Living Space
12) Caring For Your Mother
13) Obeying the Law of the Land
14) Voting and Political Participation
15) Paying Taxes and Interest
16) Muslims Selling Alcohol

Join the halaqa and take part in this discussion about the Islamic perspective of women and the many related issues. In the mountains of Northern New Mexico at the world famous Abiquiu Madressah, Hamza Yusuf answers many of the common questions about Muslim women such as the degree of men over women, the hijab, rights and roles, the concept of deficiency in women, and the hadith about women in Hell. Part of the widely popular Deen Intensive program, this session is an opportunity to see a unique side of Imam Hamza within the context of an informal and interactive study group. Other topics discussed: the breakdown of the family in the West, the man’s weakness for the woman, men and women shaking hands, cultural norms vs. shari’ah, a woman’s right to her own living space, participating in politics, following laws that contradict the shari’ah, paying taxes, and the idea of putting your parents in retirement homes. (Duration: 2 hours) Hamza Yusuf became Muslim in 1977 and studied for 10 years in the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Africa, receiving teaching licenses in various Islamic subjects from several scholars. He founded Zaytuna Institute, which has established a reputation for presenting a classical picture of Islam in the West and which is dedicated to the revival of traditional study methods.