March 22, 2005 10:05 Age: 9 yrs

Professor An-Na'im Discusses Women-Led Prayers

By: Beverly James

Professor Abdullahi A. An-Na'im is quoted in a March 19 Chicago Tribune article on women leading prayers for Muslims. An-Na'im, an expert on human rights and Islam, said that there should be changes in Islamic principles concerning the role of women, but they must come through a process of consensus, "not in an ad hoc or arbitrary manner."

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