FAQ Category: WOMEN

Are there any examples of Muslim women as rulers, judges, or leaders?

In recent decades women have been heads of state in several Muslim-majority nations: Sheikh Hasina, prime minister of Bangladesh, 1996-2001 and 2009-present. Khaleda Zia, prime minister of Bangladesh, 1991-1996 and 2001-2006. Benazir Bhutto, prime minister of Pakistan, 1998-1990 and 1993-1996. Tansu Çiller, prime minister of Turkey, 1993-1996. Megawati Sukarnoputri, president […]

How are women treated in Muslim countries?

There are 50 Muslim-majority countries in the world. They differ widely on women’s rights, depending on a variety of factors, including political development, social and economic circumstances, and cultural views and practices; even within a single country, there may be considerable differences because of region (urban or rural), education, and […]

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