The expression “Islamic feminism” (al-Nasawiyya l-Islamiyya) is used in the current literature to refer to various brands of feminist thinking that may be circumvented in two main overarching categories: a category that sees Islamic feminism as an intellectual effort that transforms women from a ‘subject of discussion’ to an “initiator of discussion”, and a trend that avoids the term and concept of "feminism" as a Western “intruder” and focuses on the “renaissance” of Muslim women.

What is Meant by Islamic Feminism Today?
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Fatima Sadiqi is Professor of Linguistics and Gender StudiesWoodrow Wilson Global Fellow.