Topic: Feminism in Islam

Sara Najafi and Parvin Namazi (both left) in a still from the film "No Land's Song"

Film review: "No Land's Song"


One woman's quest to make Iranian women's voices heard

Fereshta Ludin, Berlin, 20 March 2015 (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/D. Gerlach)

Interview with Fereshta Ludin

"The decision for or against the headscarf is wholly a matter for the woman herself"

The first two editions of the women's magazine "Zhin" (photo: DW/O. Greenway)

Women's magazine "Zhin" in Iraqi Kurdistan

Challenging traditions

Female supporters of Islamic State (photo: dpa/picture-alliance/

"Women of the Islamic State"


Prisoners of a barbaric system

Zara Faris (photo: private)

Interview with Zara Faris

"Feminism is about stereotypes on how women should live"

Participants at the congress "Horizons of Islamic Theology" in Frankfurt (photo: Institute for the Study of Islamic Culture and Religion)

The Congress "Horizons of Islamic Theology"

A disintegration of Islam?

Maha El-Kaisy-Friemuth (photo: private)

Interview with Maha El-Kaisy-Friemuth


"We urgently need reform within Islam"

Rabeya Muller (photo: Ulrike Hummel)

Portrait of the theologian Rabeya Muller

Equality in the name of Islam

Joumana Haddad (photo: Ceyda Nurtsch)

Interview with Joumana Haddad


"I don't believe in female solidarity"

Women protesting outside the parliament in Rabat on 17 March 2012 after the suicide of Amina Filali (photo: STR/AFP/Getty Images)

Women's rights in Morocco


Gender equality on paper only

Zahra Ali (photo: private)

Book review: Zahra Ali's "Islamic Feminisms"

Female emancipation based on the spirit of Sharia

Abdullah Hamidaddin wearing his daughter's abaya (photo: Abdullah Hamidaddin)

The hijab


Power and the headscarf

Leila Bekhti (photo: Tiberius Film)

Sexual Repression in the Arab World


Anguish, Love and Poetry

Information evening on genital mulitation at the Coptic Center for Training and Development, an NGO in Beni Sueif (photo: Cris Bouroncle/AFP/Getty Images)

Genital Mutilation in Egypt

Control over Female Sexuality

An Egyptian demonstrator in Cairo during a protest against the Muslim Brotherhood (photo: picture-alliance/landov)

The Muslim Brotherhood and Women's Rights in Egypt

A Project of Patriarchal Extremism

Femen campaign 'Topless Jihad Day' (photo: picture-alliance/abaca)

Women Muslims Outraged by Femen Action

Exposing Misunderstandings