A Conversation About Women’s Right to Pleasure, Peace Building, and Empowering Leadership
What does women's pleasure have to do with peacebuilding?
How does addressing the Islamic tradition of sexuality and women lead to positive community building?
Does Islam link sexuality with reproduction?
Is it true a woman has grounds for divorce if she is not sexually pleased?
These questions and many more will be part of ARL's online conversation this International Women’s Day. Take a moment to celebrate and recognize the power of positive change that comes from calling in beauty and pleasure.
Join Manal Omar and Habeeb Akande as they lead an interactive discussion on the subject of Muslim women’s sexuality and Islam, and the overall link to positive change and peacebuilding.
The event will be focused on celebrating the gift of Islam. Drawing from the Qur'an, Hadith and traditional erotological literature the speakers will set out how Islam is a sexually enlightened religion which teaches that sensuality should not be devoid of spirituality.
Navigating the fine line between purist Muslim/Islamic conservatism and overly liberal modernism the session will open up a discourse that smashes stereotypes and cultural conventions which surround Islam, women and sexual behavior.
This session is open to everyone.
Hosted by: Manal Omar (CEO & Founder of Across Red Lines) and Habeeb Akande (author of A Taste of Honey)