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13 March, 2007

Ladies of learning

The training of 200 women preachers in Dubai is extremely encouraging and significant news.

DUBAI — More than 200 women preachers have attended a two-day training course in preaching. Organised by the Dubai Department of Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities, in coordination with Manahil Al Khair Islamic Organisation, the course was aimed at enhancing the performance of the women preachers to spread Islamic teachings.

A similar move is underway in Morocco, where the Mourchidat are considered to be crucial in the fight against extremism. There is excellent precedent for this in Islam. The prophet's wife Aisha is considered to be one of the first and most important scholars of Islam, who taught both men and women about the prophet's life and words.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

You might want to add an "(RA)" suffix when referring to any companion of the Prophet (SAWS). It means "may God be pleased with her" and is supposed and is used by all Islamic sects.

Nice of you to state her btw.

14 March, 2007 09:30  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nothing new! Its been going on for ages!

14 March, 2007 10:09  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wonder what they will Teach to men?

hey man; please serv your women in bed with break fast!

and cook for her!

14 March, 2007 16:00  
Blogger Orange Bronze said...

I think that this is a wise step taken by the rulers of this country, it scares me a bit when UAE is a country laid right next to IRAN, IRAQ, SAUDI, people from everywhere are here, with so many cultural backgrounds and believes, so many strange ideas might spread among the youth and young of this country! And being a country that hosts so many, you just can not have extremists preaching!

I feel good about it

14 March, 2007 16:39  
Blogger ironcurtain24 said...

hi.. by the way i wanna cangratulate you for the winning the best blog award for africa and middle east... very cool.. keep writing.. :-)

14 March, 2007 17:23  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

huge congratulations on winning the blog awards!! xx

14 March, 2007 17:36  
Blogger BuJ said...

You're on the front page of Gulf News!! Mabrook on winning the bloggies!!

14 March, 2007 18:13  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

congratulations SD

Look out for the CID :)

14 March, 2007 19:39  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


14 March, 2007 21:29  
Blogger secretdubai said...

Thanks so much guys! It has been a great surprise, but I am really really happy about it! If you voted for me - thank you so much ;)

14 March, 2007 22:12  
Blogger DXBluey said...

Just to add to the comments of congrats - well done! You have been an inspiration to many UAE bloggers I'm sure - you were and still are to me!

Well done - you desrve it for all the great writing and even better sh*t stiring at times.

Keep it going.

All the best,


14 March, 2007 23:14  
Blogger Shaper85 said...

Congrats SD!

So what are you planning to splurge on with your 75 Dhs prize money?

Also, I hope this extra publicity and the risk of greater government scrutiny doesn't castrate your blog posts. :)

15 March, 2007 02:18  
Blogger Shaykhspeara Sha'ira said...

Congrats on the award!

This is encouraging news indeed, and definitely about time. In sweden we have had major discussions whether or not one can call a woman an imam or not. Some misinformed men believe it is wrong, and some of us are arguing for the opposite. But things are changing slowly slowly.

17 March, 2007 22:35  
Blogger Dubai Media Observer said...

I voted for you. Now publish my press release!

19 March, 2007 18:56  

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