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63: Muslim Women Expanding Scared Space to Gain more Religious Authorities


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Muslim Women are already reclaiming their religious authority at mosques. They want to be heard.

Professors Sa’diyya Shaikh, and Fatima Seedat show us in The Women’s Khutbah Book that it is possible to re-imagine women authorities at mosques while they give sermon or khutbah to mixed and women-only congragations.

Please take a listen to our conversation to learn how these two bold, tender, and fierce women have made an innovative contribution to Muslim feminist ethics.




About the writers:

Sa’diyya Shaikh is an associate professor in the Department for the Study of Religion at the University of Cape Town and the author of Sufi Narratives of Intimacy: Ibn ‘Arabī, Gender, and Sexuality.

Fatima Seedat is head of the Department of African Feminist Studies at the University of Cape Town.


Raw footage of the interview withWomen’s Khutbah Book authors


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