Exploring the Muslim Woman’s Consciousness

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  • Title: Exploring the Muslim Woman’s Consciousness
  • Author(s): Samina Najeeb
  • Publisher: Common Ground Research Networks
  • Collection: Common Ground Research Networks
  • Series: New Directions in the Humanities
  • Journal Title: The International Journal of Civic, Political, and Community Studies
  • Keywords: Career, Challenges, Consciousness, Family, Muslim Women, Opportunities, Work-Life Balance, Islam
  • Volume: 15
  • Issue: 4
  • Year: 2017
  • ISSN: 2327-0047 (Print)
  • ISSN: 2327-2155 (Online)
  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.18848/2327-0047/CGP/v15i04/1-18
  • Citation: Najeeb, Samina. 2017. "Exploring the Muslim Woman’s Consciousness." The International Journal of Civic, Political, and Community Studies 15 (4): 1-18. doi:10.18848/2327-0047/CGP/v15i04/1-18.
  • Extent: 18 pages

Abstract

The study provides an orientation about the major dimensions of the contemporary Muslim woman’s life. The article highlights Muslim women’s views, opportunities, and challenges to their career choices and education. Standing at a crossroads, the greatest challenge for a Muslim woman is to make choices, consciously. Her concern is what direction to take. Ought she to gain consciousness of her own vision of what defines a Muslim woman? Cognizant of the threats amid a multitude of fantastic educational and professional opportunities that await her, the researcher raises a question as to what kind of a social order needs to be constructed for the prosperity of society. The researcher suggests measures that Muslim women may take to live a comfortable life, recommending ways to acquire a work-life balance so that she is able to work on the home front. This research aims to disseminate consciousness in Muslim women for their emancipation. The researcher employs contemporary theoretical insights about family life, which may illumine the path of Muslim women to prosperity.