The Women’s Section in the Central Media Office of Hizb ut Tahrir Launches a Global Campaign Culminating in an International Women’s Conference Entitled “Women and Shariah: Separating Fact from Fiction”

14 February, 2015
Press Release
The Women’s Section in the Central Media Office of Hizb ut Tahrir Launches a Global Campaign Culminating in an International Women’s Conference Entitled “Women and Shariah: Separating Fact from Fiction”
 
On Wednesday 11th February 2015, the Women’s Section in the Central Media Office of Hizb ut Tahrir launched an extensive global campaign entitled, “Women and Shariah: Separating Fact from Fiction” which will culminate in a momentous international women’s conference on March 28, 2015, by the will of Allah.

It will be an unprecedented conference, that will be held simultaneously in five countries in electronic halls across different continents from the east to west, and speakers will participate with talks broadcast live to people around the world.

For centuries, the Islamic Shariah has been labelled the enemy of women and her rights, and the cause for her degradation, enslavement and oppression. Successive generations have been drenched in a tremendous amount of misinformation and myths that have reinforced these views, generating fear and suspicion as to what the establishment of Islamic rule under the Khilafah state would bring to women in the Muslim world. In recent years there has been a relentless attack by feminist movements and secular politicians, media, and institutions against Islamic social laws, including the Islamic dress, inheritance laws, and marital rights and responsibilities which have been branded backward, unjust and discriminatory towards women. There has also been a clear Western secular agenda to reform the Islamic rulings related to women whether through international treaties such as CEDAW, the actions of NGO’s or feminist organisations in the Muslim world, as well as to Westernize the laws through governments in the region.

This unique campaign and conference will therefore challenge the worn-out narrative of women’s oppression under the pretext of Islamic Shariah and present a clear vision of the true status, rights, roles, and lives of women as defined by Islam and implemented by the Khilafah state. They will address the accusations against specific Islamic rulings related to women, as well as explain the basis, values and laws of the unique Islamic Social System and its positive impact upon women, children, family life, and society overall. The conference will also examine Western and ‘Islamic’ feminism and ideas such as gender equality and liberal freedoms that are used to condemn Islam’s treatment of women, in addition to demonstrating the correct path to women’s liberation from oppression.

Through clear references to Islamic texts and history as well as the institutions of the future Khilafah state, we look forward to providing a clear vision for Muslims and non-Muslims alike, about the lives of women under the proper rule of Islamic Shariah by the will of Allah, and how its application in different spheres of society would solve the multitude of problems that women face today. The campaign and conference will also highlight the growing international support and political activism amongst Muslim women for the establishment of the Khilafah - the only sound method for the women of the Muslim world. We call all those who have a sincere concern for the welfare and rights of women; those who genuinely seek to understand the truth regarding the status of women under the Islamic Shariah; and those who have a true desire to create a positive, secure and dignified future for them, to follow and support this important campaign through the following links:
 www.facebook.com/WomenandShariah. If you wish to subscribe to campaign material, please contact: [email protected]. For inquiries or interviews regarding the campaign or conference, please contact: [email protected]. Link to the promotional video for the conference: http://youtu.be/4f2rS_BER6s
 

Dr. Nazreen Nawaz
Women’s Section of the Central Media Office of Hizb ut Tahrir