Women’s Leadership in Islam

Editors' Note:┬áThis article is part of a Public Square conversation Women in Religious Leadership. Read other perspectives┬áhere.The American Muslim community is eager to promote the notion that Islam is favorable to women's leadership. We talk about the Prophet and how he encouraged women's education, and praised his female companions for bravery in times of war. We quote verses from the Qur'an that demonstrate equality between the sexes. We point to Aisha and how she was respected as a s … [Read more...]