Exploring_Religon_Final_Question_1 - Engel 1 Kate Engel Professor Crockett Exploring Religion December 9th 2020 Final Essay Women\u2019s Islam vs Men\u2019s

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Engel 1 Kate Engel Professor Crockett Exploring Religion December 9th, 2020 Final Essay: Women’s Islam vs. Men’s Islam A Border Passage is a book written by egyptian woman Leila Ahmed, which documents her journey through cultures as she tries to find herself. She tells the story of her life beginning with her Egyptian childhood amongst Islamic tradition. Throughout her life she struggles to find her true self. She is being pulled in a million different directions by the world, as a Muslim, an Egyptian, and an Arab, but soon a feminist. She finds what not the world defines her as, but what she defines herself as. Muslim women have struggled with sexism for a long time, and Ahmed is not afraid to challenge “mens Islam.” In Sexual Ethics and Islam : Feminist Reflections on Qur'an, Hadith, and Jurisprudence it says, “Islam is sometimes more protective of womens rights than cultural practices.” This is talking about what Ahmed describes to be “mens Islam” which

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