Saturday, 12 October 2013

Women of Islam - 9

Daisy Khan (USA, 1958-Present)

In 2005, Daisy founded the Women's Islamic Initiative in Spirituality and Equality (WISE), the only cohesive, global movement of Muslim women around the world that works to reclaim women's rights in Islam using a human rights and social-justice based framework.
Further, in 2008, Daisy spearheaded the creation of the Global Muslim Women's Shura Council, whch is comprised of eminent Muslim women scholars, activists and lawyers from 26 countries.  The Council's statements have informed numerous university curriculums and legal opinions. 
Daisy is viewed as a credible, humane and equitable voice within the global Muslim community.

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