Vivienne Stacey discusses women’s rights in Islam. This topic is continually debated as Muslims wrestle with reforming Islam to be more compatible with the twenty-first century. She discusses how Islamic law is developed as well as reformed. This process has significant implications for Muslim women’s rights and the ongoing process of reforming Islam.

These lectures were given at Columbia International University in partnership with the Zwemer Center for Muslim Studies. The Zwemer Center was founded in 1979 and exists to offer comprehensive courses on Islam, facilitate research, foster dialogues, offer seminars, conduct training, and provide resources for effective witness and ministry among Muslims. We also have a course study guide for these lectures that you might find helpful.