Introduction of Others
Apart from our responses to issues related to our core areas of work, SIS also continually responds to other issues of public importance. We believe that a truly Islamic feminism recognises the interconnectedness of issues relating to justice, equality and fairness. Thus, in the past, we have spoken out against threats of violence towards sexual minorities, forced eviction of villagers in the name of “development”, and detention without trial, among others.
Our conviction is that Islam is a religion that upholds justice, equality and fairness universally. The exemplary conduct of Prophet Muhammad (SAW) and all the other messengers and prophets mentioned in the Qur’an shows that they were deeply committed to advancing the rights of the marginalised. It is true that we live in an age where the major world religions have often been used as tools to prop up the status quo and perpetuate injustice and violence. Yet, we believe that religion’s revolutionary potential must be reclaimed by those of us for whom religion is a source of inspiration – to uphold universal justice and equality.