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Seminar cum workshop on 'Rights of Muslim Women - Theory and Practice'

Friday, February 26, 2010 07:37:30 PM, Staff Reporter

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Malegaon: The Institute of Islamic Studies and the Centre for Study of Society and Secularism , Mumbai is going to organize a seminar cum workshop on ‘Rights of Muslim Women- Theory and Practice'.


According to the statement released by Asghar Ali Engineer, the seminar has been organised for those who are actively involved in promoting and working for the awareness of Muslim women’s right in their respective areas.


"This training highly necessary for those working in the field will equip them with adequate knowledge and skills to do their work more effectively and efficiently", says the statement.


The topics that the seminar will cover include Islam and its origin and development, Position of Women before Islam, Concept of Women in Quran, Position of Women in Shariah, Freedom of expression for women in Islam, Personal Law in India and Personal Law reforms in Islamic countries and Supreme Court Judgments in favour of Muslim Women.


"These subjects will help them to grasp how the Shariah was evolved, what steps can be taken for reforms and what are the possibilities of empowerment and liberation of Muslim women", says the statement.


The training will involve Lectures by eminent scholars, religious heads and prominent activists followed by discussions.  Methods like group discussions and interactive games, role-play will be deployed. Audio-visual aids will be used and films relevant to the training course will also be shown.


In all  a total of 40 participants from all over India are expected to take part in the training that will be held for the period of 3 days from 15th March to 17th March 2010 - both days inclusive. The Venue of the seminar is Bio Medical Ethic Centre St. Pius College, Goregaon (East) in Mumbai.


The resource person include Dr. Asghar Ali Engineer, Mrs. Qutub Jehan Kidwai, Ms. Uzma Nahid, Dr.Mallika Mistry, Adv. Nilofer Akhtar and others.


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