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Windows into Islam 5

Windows into Islam 5

The series of 6 blogs, “Windows into Islam”, are a compilation from many of my other writings and speaking on women who live under Islam, and the result of conversations…

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Windows into Islam 1

Windows into Islam 1

The series of 6 blogs, “Windows into Islam”, are a compilation from many of my other writings and speaking on women who live under Islam, and the result of conversations…

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Contextualisation and its impact on the good news for women

Contextualisation and its impact on the good news for women

Phil Parshall pioneered modern expressions oƒ contextualisation for ministry to Muslims. He defines contextualisation as “… the effort to understand and take seriously the specific context of each human group…

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Pure religion?

Pure religion?

Before arriving in this country, I thought that I would be immersed in a “pure” form of Islam - this is, after all, the land of those who protect pure…

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Protection and healing

Protection and healing

As we discussed lived Islam one colleague talked about her community, explaining that it is more Salafi/Wahhabi and so very strictly against 'folk-type practice'. She explained: ‘they don’t agree with…

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Purity is a personal story

Purity is a personal story

My mental interaction on the topic of purity gave me another dimension to relate it with the shame and guilt. Let me take you to my childhood and have a…

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Is it all about marriage for women?

Is it all about marriage for women?

From my observations in my Arab city context, women seem to grow in influence as/if she progresses through the life stages in the expected way. A girl who hits puberty…

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Trust

Trust

There’s a suggestion by some researchers that the more collectivist a society is, the less likely people are to trust someone who is not an insider to their group. That…

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She has done a beautiful thing

She has done a beautiful thing

A broken jar. Expensive perfume ‘wasted’. Rebuked and criticised. Affirmed. A messenger who will be remembered. Women’s acts of ministry, doing things in women’s ways, are often the subject of…

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Women of the Bible – what do they teach us?

Women of the Bible – what do they teach us?

In this blog Moyra draws both on her extensive Bible knowledge and her experience of “doing life” with women from the Middle East over a couple of decades. She unearths…

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