Rabat - Moroccan biologist, author, and prominent Islamic feminist Asma Lamrabet has broken her silence to speak about the reasons of her resignation from the Mohammadia League of Scholars “Rabita Mohammadia of Oulemas.”
Rabat – Moroccan biologist, author, and prominent Islamic feminist Asma Lamrabet has broken her silence to speak about the reasons of her resignation from the Mohammadia League of Scholars “Rabita Mohammadia of Oulemas.”
In a press statement shared with Morocco World News, Lamrabet reaffirmed that her resignation is due to her position on inheritance.
The author of “Believer and Feminist,” said “I did not want to express myself, from abroad, where I was participating in an academic seminar, on the reasons that led to my resignation” to avoid “any malicious instrumentalization that would disguise my patriotism, my values, and my deep convictions.”
Lamrabet has long been focusing more on women’s issues and gender equality in Islam.
Defending her stance and opinion regarding equality in inheritance, Lamrabet wrote: “to those who would like to burden me, I would say that my action, as a volunteer in the Rabita, for almost ten years had no other ambition than to serve my country and to promote this third way, that of a peaceful Islam, contextualized and in tune with universal humanist values compatible with our cultural values.”
She added that she has always advocated a progressive reading, reformist and depoliticized to “operate a new approach to the question of women in Islam.”
Lamrabet concluded her statement by addressing a message, where she expressed her gratitude to people who show support and solidarity with her, calling people to support the “legitimate rights of women for a Morocco of justice and equality, more than ever.”
Lamrabet announced her resignation from her position as director in the Mohammadia League of Scholars on March 18, due to disagreements over equality of inheritance.
Born in 1961, Lamrabet is the founder of a working group for women’s issues and intercultural dialogue, and a major contributor to “Third Way” feminism, a movement that questions religious patriarchy and fights sexism in Islam.