The following is a partial list of my writings on various gender-related issues, particularly from a Muslim's perspective.
In evaluating any of these works, Muslims should keep in mind that whatever they accept or reject should be in light of the Qur'an and the Sunnah. Also, Islam always assumes that people WILL use their reason and conscience in their pursuit of knowledge and understanding. If you find any error (information, reference, editorial, format or other) in any of these works, please do not hesitate to contact me. Also, it is only Islamic and professional that before jumping to any conclusion, if appropriate, seek clarification from the author on any relevant point or aspect.
1 A Cyber-discussion on Gender Equality 2 Are Rokeya Begums not safe any more? 3 Being Women: Then and Now - Part I & II 4 Contemporary Gender Issues (A Multi-part Khutba Series) I. Introduction II: Role and Contributions of Women in Islamic History III. Women's participation in the Mosque IV. The Ideals vs. the Realities V. Women's confinement: A deeply distorted perspective VI. The Prophetic Vision VII. Some Important Myths 5 From Kamala Das to Dashi: Doing the right thing for wrong reasons? 6 Funadamental Challenges facing the Muslims (an important concept paper) 7 Hajj and the Neglected Legacy of a Great Woman (an Eid al-Adha Khutbah) 8 Islamophobia I. The Simplistic and Reductionist Approach II. An Eye-Opening Story III. The Twin Dimensions of Fear IV. Better Beware of Meherjans 9 Making and Unmaking of Love [in Bangla] 10 Masculine Eid: Half-full or Half-empty? [also in Bangla; in Dutch ] 11 Muslim women, how about start riding on your bike! 12 My resolution on wife-beating! 13 Rape and Hudood Ordinance: Perversions of Justice in the Name of Islam 14 SHAME: The first and real one, but we did not listen! 15 Taslima Nasreen: Gone with the wind! 16 The Hostage Islam (several underlying topics) Prophet's Family foot-race (Part I; Part II; Part III) No wife-beating in Islam (Part 1; Part II; Part III; Part IV) 17 Women Scholars of Islam: They must bloom again! 18 Women and Divorce in Bangladesh: An Islamic Perspective