Between dogma and reality

Revealing findings: What come across clearly from the findings of SIS’ latest survey are the stark tensions, contradictions and dilemmas confronting Muslim women in Malaysia.

For Muslim women, there seems to be a disconnect between what they learn and believe to be the truth, and what they experience daily.

SOME 15-20 years ago, a woman called me at the Sisters in Islam (SIS) office to say that she did not agree with the SIS position that women could be leaders. She felt this was un-Islamic as only men could be leaders because men were superior to women.

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