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About Zainah Anwar

Zainah Anwar is a co-founder and the executive director of Musawah, a global movement for equality and justice in the Muslim family, as well as a co-founder of Sisters in Islam. Find Musawah on Twitter @Musawah

Articles by Zainah Anwar

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

Arrests of women’s rights activists put Saudi Arabia on the wrong side of history

From Indonesia to Saudi Arabia, Muslim women’s movements for equality are increasingly interconnected – and unstoppable.

Speaking with a forked tongue: whither Malaysia’s moderate Islam?

Responding to the fatwa against their group, Sisters in Islam are calling for the promotion of love and compassion in Islam, in the face of rising extremism and intolerance in Malaysia.

Decoding the “DNA of Patriarchy” in Muslim family laws

Why and how did verse 4:34, and not other verses in the Qur’an, become the foundation for the legal construction of marriage? Why are qiwamah and wilayah still the basis of gender relations in the imagination of modern-day jurists and Muslims who resist and denounce equality in marriage as alien to Islam? How can we Muslim women reconstruct the concepts ? 

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