Muslims: Women and Islam:
Is Islam inherently discriminatory? What is Muslim women's role in the Islamic resurgence? And what does it mean to be a Muslim "feminist"?
Muslim Women's League Web Site:
The Muslim Women's League is a nonprofit American Muslim organization working to implement the values of Islam and thereby reclaim the status of women as free and equal.
Women in Afghanistan:
Four Afghan women talk to NewsHour about their repression during Taliban rule. (November 2001)
Introduction to Islam:
This introductory book on Islam includes a chapter on women.
Biographical sketches of influential Muslim women
Women, Class, and Islam during the Ottoman Empire:
A tutorial on women, class, and Islam during the Ottoman Empire
Biographies on Rabia, one of the first Sufis, including translated quotations from her speeches
The Muslim Sisters' Homepage:
This Web site is meant to help people to understand the true stance Islam takes on gender issues and the role of women.
Women in Iran:
Vis à Vis discusses women's rights in Iran, pre-Islamic Revolution through today.
Gender Issues in Islam:
Students will compare and contrast the roles of men and women with regard to various topics in the six countries featured in the film.
A Woman's Place:
Students will learn about women's status in Iran and the . across different points in history, explain why women in Iran dress and interact with men in specific ways, and relate this to certain groups/religions in the ., and adopt the perspective of a woman living at a different time in the . or Iran.
Divas: The Interviews:
Interviews with Iranian women about poetry, religion, politics, marriage, film, youth, and freedom of the press
Reaching Across the Divide:
Attacks prompt a Muslim woman to teach others about her faith, dispel myths, and build understanding.
Center for Near Eastern Studies: Media: Veiling and the Media:
This site provides a variety of viewpoints and resources in the Western popular media that look at veiling of Muslim women.
A prime example of this occurred 500 years ago in the Gujarati sultanate of western India. Sayyid Muhammad Jawnpuri (d. 1505 .) asserted that he was the Mahdi.  His followers, who came to be known as Mahdavis, accused the Gujarati sultans and religious officials of takfir (unbelief). The sultans fought back, often displaying the severed heads of Mahdavi caliphs in order to intimidate would-be followers. The Gujarati brutality served its purpose and, by the end of the sixteenth century, the Mahdavis faded into oblivion.