"I started studying religion more fully and more broadly when I went to college. I realized that as a Muslim woman, my voice and my experience was being used to perpetuate a discourse that didn’t include me on either side."—Alizeh Ahmad, MTS ’18
The idea that Muslim women are more oppressed than women of other religions is a common belief in the U.S. today, but this wasn't the case 20 years ago. World Policy On Air speaks with Professor Leila Ahmed.
Writing is freedom for Precious Rasheeda Muhammad, MTS ’01: freedom from the life-threatening allergies and respiratory problems that have plagued her since she was a child; freedom from the prejudice and misunderstanding she experienced growing up African American and Muslim; freedom from the racism and brutality she often sees in the world today.… Read more about 'Sometimes I Can't Breathe, So I Write'
The Harvard Gazette interviewed Professor Ousmane Kane to illuminate the roots and influence of Islam in Africa, which is home to nearly 30 percent of the world’s Muslims. On April 3, at 5:15 pm, at the CSWR, he will discuss his book, “Beyond Timbuktu: An Intellectual History of Muslim West Africa."