The honesty of Sayyid Abul Ala Maududi

Sayyid Abul Ala Maududi (1903-1979) is considered one of the greatest 20th century Islamic scholars. He was an Islamic revivalist who wrote enormously, exhorting Muslims to restore the sharia and rescue Islam to former glory. By the time of his death he had produced 73 books and written more than 120 books and pamphlets. His … Continue reading The honesty of Sayyid Abul Ala Maududi

UPDATE – Yassmin’s Story, “cultural” problems in Islam and female genital mutilation (FGM)

A few days ago I wrote about the problem of female genital mutilation within Islamic doctrine. Whilst mentioning “Abdel-Magied doesn’t speak specifically about FGM in her memoir”, I remembered today she does. She describes a conversation with one of her oil rig workers, “an older English bloke”, who didn’t have a rosy view of Africa … Continue reading UPDATE – Yassmin’s Story, “cultural” problems in Islam and female genital mutilation (FGM)

Yassmin’s Story – “cultural” problems in Islam and female genital mutilation (FGM)

Following on from last week’s blog post which reviewed Yassmin Abdel-Magied’s memoir, Yassmin’s Story, I wished to comment further on the below excerpts[i] (bold emphasis mine): Page number Quote pp. 289-290 The fact that women in collective societies often go along with societal traditions does not make ‘all Muslim women oppressed’ or ‘all Arab women … Continue reading Yassmin’s Story – “cultural” problems in Islam and female genital mutilation (FGM)