Muslim Women's League

Location:

3010 Wilshire Blvd. Suite #519Los AngelesCalifornia90010United States View Map

Phone:

(323) 258-6722

Fax:

(213) 383-9674
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Description:

The Muslim Women's League is a non-profit Muslim American organization working to implement the values of Islam and thereby reclaim the status of women as free, equal and vital contributors to society. The Muslim Women's League accomplishes its mission through: Cultivating and asserting the relationship of Muslim women with their Creator through spiritual retreats, study groups and dialogue; Supporting and promoting the efforts of individuals and organizations working towards similar goals through conferences, symposia and other educational forums; Informing the American public, Muslims and non-Muslims alike, of the perspectives of Muslim women and articulating our concerns to the media and relevant decision-making authorities; Publishing articles, position papers, and other texts which express our understanding of Islam, with careful attention to alternative perspectives on issues of concern to Muslim women. Networking with grass roots, civic, religious and other organizations; Participating in global efforts to improve the lives of women. We invite you to find out more about our organization and the important issues that impact Muslim women and their families. Our main goal is to strengthen the role of Muslim women through increased awareness of their rights guaranteed by Islam. Sadly, many obstacles exist that not only impede efforts to improve women's lives, but also turn women as well as men away from Islam because of the misinterpretation and misapplication of religious texts. In addition, Muslim women experience discrimination at school or in the workplace, particularly in countries where Muslims are in the minority and elsewhere where religious Muslims are treated with disdain. Dispelling stereotypes that contribute to discrimination and intolerance is also a major focus of our efforts. The Muslim Women's League believes that in order for change to occur, Islam must be the driving force from which all of our ideals of freedom, justice, respect and honor are derived. In response to the call from God in the Qur'an, it is incumbent upon us to speak out against and challenge injustice on behalf of those who are oppressed: And why should you not fight in the cause of Allah and of those who, being weak, are oppressed?...(4:75) Muslim women today experience high rates of illiteracy, poverty, violence, exclusion and other problems that are sometimes perpetuated in the name of religion. To all those who are committed to the Islamic principles of justice and truth, we call upon you to join us in our efforts by organizing similar groups in your community, participating in Muslim as well as non-Muslim organizations that are part of this struggle, educating yourselves and others about Islam, and by working together without divisiveness and ill-will. We all need to renew our dedication as we struggle to carry out the task enjoined on us by our Creator: And strive in the cause of Allah with the striving due to Him; He has chosen you and has imposed no difficulties on you in religion; it is the religion of your father Abraham. It is He Who has named you Muslims both before and in this (revelation) that the Messenger may be a witness for you and you may be witnesses for mankind. So establish regular prayer, give regular charity and hold fast to Allah.

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