Episode 12

A little less fearful, a little more fierce with The Qarawiyyin Project

The Qarawiyyin Project is a global initiative aimed at reviving Islamic discourse among Muslim women. Through their work, they analyse contemporary challenges through an Islamic lens. We talk to Aisha and Sarah of TQP, who, like us, are on opposite sides of the Atlantic. Unlike us, however, they never really experienced a pre-9/11 world.

We discuss the legacies of the early response of Muslim communities to 9/11 and the shape of the post-War on Terror world, how Muslim identity has been fashioned by apologetics instead of creed, and whether the concept of "identity" is even a meaningful benchmark for who we are or should be, as Muslims.

Check out The Qarawiyyin Project and The Qarawiyyin Podcast. Follow The Qarawiyyin Project on Twitter and Facebook.


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Hosts and Producers: Anisa Khalifa and Khadija Khalil

Editor: Khadija Khalil

Consulting Producer: Paroma Chakravarty

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coming of age in the shadow of 9/11

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