Saturday, August 1, 2009

Powerful Sister of the Month - August 2009

The powerful sister for August 2009 is Aisha al-Adawiya. She is the founder and executive director of Women in Islam, an organization of Muslim women which focuses on human rights and social justice. Ms. Al-Adawiya organizes and participates in conferences, symposia and other forums on Islam, gender equity, conflict resolution and cross-cultural understanding. She also represents Muslim women's Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) at certain United Nations forums. In addition, Ms. Al-Adawiya coordinates Islamic input for the Preservation of the Black Religious Heritage Documentation Project of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. 

Women in Islam produced a publication on mosque access for women based on returning to the rights give to us in the Qur'an and the hadith (recorded traditions of the Prophet Muhammad - peace be upon him):