CD1: Male chauvinism is defined as activity believing in the superiority of men over women. Throughout history Islam has repeatedly been subject to allegations of placing women in an inferior status to that of men. The speaker carefully and fully refutes these common and biased arguments and also explains to the Muslims how to view and handle these misconceptions.
CD2: Is leadership assigned only for men? The Shariah (Islamic Law) has set out different and complementary positions in society for men and women, and this presentation explains concisely what these positions are. About ten different common leadership roles of women are explained. What is the Islamic concept of leadership or authority? Is a woman allowed to become a khalifah? The preceding questions are some of the issues addressed.
Yasir Qadhi was born in Houston, Texas and completed his primary and secondary education in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. He graduated with a B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Houston, after which he was accepted as a student at the Islamic University of Madinah. After completing a diploma in Arabic, he graduated with a B.A. from the College of Hadith and Islamic Sciences. Thereafter, he completed a M.A. in Islamic Theology from the College of Dawah.
His published works include Riya’a: The Hidden Shirk, Du’aa: The Weapon of the Believer, and An Introduction to the Sciences of the Qur’an.
Yasir Qadhi is currently pursuing his doctorate, in Religious Studies, at Yale University in New Haven, CT. At AlMaghrib Instiute he teaches the Light of Guidance and the Light Upon Light courses, which focus on aqeedah.