Women strive for larger roles in male-dominated religions

Women strive for larger roles in male-dominated religions

Atiya Aftab speaks to students who dropped by the Center for Islamic Life at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, N.J.
Palestinian women pray in Eastern Gaza City during Eid al-Fitr, marking the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan. Some of the most important traditions and practices of the Prophet Muhammad were preserved and carried forth by the women closest to him, his wives and daughters. But as with many other major faiths, women in Islamic tradition have largely been relegated to supporting roles throughout recent history.

Women strive for larger roles in male-dominated religions

Atiya Aftab speaks to students who dropped by the Center for Islamic Life at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, N.J.
Palestinian women pray in Eastern Gaza City during Eid al-Fitr, marking the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan. Some of the most important traditions and practices of the Prophet Muhammad were preserved and carried forth by the women closest to him, his wives and daughters. But as with many other major faiths, women in Islamic tradition have largely been relegated to supporting roles throughout recent history.
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