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Zainab Alwani

Dr. Zainab Alwani is an Assistant Professor of Islamic Studies at the Howard University School of Divinity. She is an Islamic scholar, researcher, and community activist. In addition to being the first female jurist to serve on the board for the Fiqh Council of North America (FCNA), Dr. Alwani currently serves as the Vice President of the FCNA. Her research focuses on Quranic studies, Islamic jurisprudence, the relationship between civil and religious law in the area of family and gender, comparative religions, and inter-religious dialogue.


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Just days before his death, Shaykh Taha Jabir al-Awlani wrote these final words, "I Am A Muslim"

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In this age of globalization, technology and the vast spread of information, we as Muslims need a model to better capture dimensions of Muslim reality more effectively. We need guidance.

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The question of Qur'anic interpretation is at the heart of any juristic interpretation.  Some questions have been debated throughout Islamic history, while others, are a product of the unique circumstances that face the Muslim-American community in the twenty-first century. Who possesses the…

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