Muslim Women: Drawing From the Past to Move Forward in the Future

Monday, February 9, 2015 at 4:30pm
The Russell House


Dr. Feryal Salem will talk about the need for the female voice in Islamic scholarship and give an outline of some contemporary Muslim women's contributions to classical Islamic scholarship. She will look at how the existence of women's voices has reframed traditional texts and their presentation. Dr. Salem is an Assistant Professor of Islamic Scriptures and Law; Co-Director of the Islamic Chaplaincy Program; and Director of the Imam and Muslim Community Leadership Program at the Hartford Seminary.

Click here to listen to "Voices of Muslim Women, and Art With a Sense of Place" from WNPR's "Where We Live" with John Dankosky, a half hour segment featuring guests Dr. Feryal Salem; Pamela Tatge, Director of the Center for the Arts; and Sufi fusion singer Riffat Sultana.

This event is part of Muslim Women’s Voices at Wesleyan.

Co-sponsored by Wesleyan's Office of Religious and Spiritual Life and Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life.