Jamaat al-Muslimeen International Press Release

There was an abusive attack on the personality of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) at the Feminist Expo held in Baltimore March 31-April 2. Fortunately Sis. Riffat Hassan was there and wrote a strong rebuttal, with full support of Muslim women there.

Dr. Hassan was interviewed at length by Kaukab Siddique (New Trend magazine) and Shahid Mahmud (Pakistan Forum) after the conference. She provided invaluable information which indicates that under the banner of women's rights, a massive, well-funded campaign is underway to slander Islam and to secularize and mislead Pakistani and other Muslim women. The attack from the west is becoming effective because many Muslims do oppress women, women are being mistreated and abused and religious organizations have done little to stop the injustices.

Jamaat al-Muslimeen practises equality between women and men at all levels of decision-making. We urge other Muslim groups to re-evaluate their attitudes and bring them closer to Islam. The following books broke the ground in the 20th century in the study of Islamic equality. They have gone through FOUR editions. Some copies are still available:

THE STRUGGLE OF MUSLIM WOMEN by Dr. Kaukab Siddique. 150 pp.$10
The Example of the Prophet's Mosque by Ali Siddiqui ($1) (booklet)
ISLAM and REVOLUTION by Dr. Kaukab Siddique. 112 pages. $5
What the Qur'an says about Women by Ali Siddiqui. mss. ($3)
Liberation of Women Thru Islam by Dr. Kaukab Siddique. 150 pp. $10
POLYGAMY: RIGHT OR REMEDY by Dr. Alauddin Shabazz. $5
ISLAM: WAVE OF THE FUTURE by Dr. Kaukab Siddique. 75 pages. $5
MAN's TWIN by Dr. Kaukab Siddique. 150 pages. $6 (A novel from Islamic perspective, explains oppression of women in story form.)

All of these, except the novel, are solidly based on the Qur'an and authentic hadith.
Available from: New Trend, P.O. Box 356, Kingsville, MD 21987.
Also available through Barnes & Noble and Amazon.com

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