A Universal Islamic Phenomenon in Turkish Religious Practice: the Fethullah Gulen Case


Aug 15 ’13

Is the role of women limited to motherhood in Islam

No, it is not. The noble position of motherhood aside, our general opinion about women is that, while taking into account their specific needs, it should be made possible for them to take on every role, including the jobs of physician, military officer, judge and president of a country. As a matter of fact, in […]

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May 25 ’13

Women in Islam: Fethullah Gülen’s Perspective

M. Sait Yavuz The intellectual debates in Turkey on the status of women in Islam have not been different than the rest of the Islamic world. As in any Muslim intellectual circle, feminism and its critics were the topics of many debates among the Turkish intellectuals. Western feminist ideology was represented by the Turkish secular-feminists […]

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Mar 10 ’12

Fethullah Gülen on Women in Islam

Q: The relationship between men and women in Islam is one of the controversial topics debated in the modern day. What are your thoughts of the place of women in society? Fethullah Gulen: The Qur’an invites people to form a family life and points out many wisdoms and benefits of marriage.  “And Allah has given you […]

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