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Rokeya’s refuting the notion of women’s intellectual inferiority

Hasan, Md. Mahmudul (2020) Rokeya’s refuting the notion of women’s intellectual inferiority. New Age, Dhaka.

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Many gendered myths and stereotypes relating to women have their origin in religion and literature. Since the notion of naqesul aqel has its provenance in a tradition attributed to Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), it needs to be addressed accordingly. Decontextualising the Hadith and arriving at a wrong and potentially dangerous conclusion is not in the interest of women or of Islam. High educational attainments of women in today’s Bangladesh and elsewhere belie the idea of their intellectual inferiority. However, in their pursuit of educational goals and career aspirations, they are harassed on campuses and in the streets. This jeopardises their dignity and security. Therefore, the need for the Rokeyas to address new and emerging challenges facing women will not cease any time soon.

Item Type: Article (Newspaper)
Additional Information: 6409/86258
Uncontrolled Keywords: Rokeya, women, Bangladesh
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman > HQ1101 Women. Feminism
P Language and Literature > PI Oriental languages and literatures
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of English Language & Literature
Depositing User: Dr. Md. Mahmudul Hasan
Date Deposited: 14 Dec 2020 08:20
Last Modified: 14 Dec 2020 08:20
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/86258

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