Category: Kecia Ali

Sex and sharia: Islamic erotica is fine – if it’s sold virtually

Haaretz Kecia Ali, College of Arts & Sciences Though Muslims’ attitudes to sex are as diverse as those in any other global religious community, the image of contemporary Islam is certainly not sexy… Expert quote: “The discourse of Islamic authenticity has had a stifling effect on intra-Muslim debates about sex and sexuality.” View full article

Experts Media Alert – White House Summit on Countering Violent Extremism

The White House will hold a “Summit on Countering Violent Extremism” on February 18. According to a statement from the White House press secretary, the summit will “highlight domestic and international efforts to prevent violent extremists and their supporters from radicalizing, recruiting, or inspiring individuals or groups in the United States and abroad to commit […]

In LA, Women Build A Mosque Where They Can Call To Prayer

NPR “Weekend Edition Saturday” Kecia Ali, College of Arts & Sciences A women-led mosque held its first jumma’a, or Friday prayer service, in Los Angeles this week. The group is hoping to strengthen the Muslim community in America by empowering the faith’s women… Expert quote: “The Women’s Mosque is one of a number of initiatives towards […]

Where Are Pakistan’s Female Muftis And Islamic Scholars?

Mintpress News Kecia Ali, College of Arts & Sciences “I have a problem. My husband said ‘talaaq’ (divorce) to me thrice in one sitting. Everyone says the divorce is final now although he revoked his decision within hours… Expert quote: “It is easier to perpetuate male authority and to cite men (even on ‘women’s issues’) […]