Gender and Family in Islam

Presenter: Margarita (Miriam) Abuawadeh

This workshop will begin with an open discussion of the many myths related to the different gender roles in Islam. By having an open dialogue, we will begin bringing to light the facts related to the importance and responsibilities of both male and female in Islam.

The views of the audience regarding gender will be discussed and expanded on, using the Qur’an, prophetic traditions, and data. We will also discuss how family life and roles have shifted here in the U.S.

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