To celebrate Musawah’s 12th birthday this year, we are republishing this interview in which Musawah’s Programme Manager Suri Kempe discusses the beginnings of a global movement with the founding members and founding staff: Zainah Anwar, Ziba Mir-Hosseini, Rozana Isa and Jana Rumminger. The piece was originally written by Halima El Joundi for inclusion in Musawah Vision newsletter no. 22 in September 2017. “God cannot be God if God is unjust” Nothing captures Musawah’s ethos like this statement by Zainah Anwar, its co-founder and Executive Director.
In this Ramadan episode, we talk to Islamic feminist scholars Dr Omaima Abou Bakr’ and Dr. Mulki Al Sharmani about the different layers of meaning and their evolving relationships with the Qur’anic text.
By Zainah Anwar. Welcome to the newly redesigned website for Musawah, and to our brand-new blog. As the executive director of Musawah, I’m thrilled to launch this platform to showcase the work of our Advocates, activists, feminist scholars, and human rights defenders who make up the Musawah movement and embody the changes we want to see in the world.