You going to enjoy this episode. Safiyyah is a graduate of Arabic and Islamic Studies, currently completing her M.A in Islam with a focus on gender. She is an avid writer, dabbling in freelance journalism and a community activist, concerned mainly with Muslim women’s issues, advocating for the participation of Muslim women at all levels of religious life. She is a contributor to Muslimah Media Watch, where she critiques representations of Muslim women in the media.
Safiyyah is also a teaching fellow in the Study of Islam at the University of Johannesburg. She has worked at the Afro-Middle East Centre previously. She is the co-founder of Faithworks, a network of South African Muslim women, running activities like halaqat, retreats, interfaith & solidarity events, film screenings and more. Safiyyah serves on the committee of Masjid ul-Islam, where she serves the congregation. She lives in Johannesburg with her husband Ebrahim and their twin girls.
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