Recent Posts & Articles
Recent Talks & Lectures
Empowering Muslim Women Without Feminism
Talk delivered on October 5, 2019 at the Jame Masjid on behalf of Jame Masjid and i3 Institute. JAK to the organizers for the invitation and to the audience members who attended. In this video, I discuss female empowerment among Muslim women. I argue against the term and idea of "empowerment" and explain why this word does not make sense in Islam. I also briefly summarize the Western feminist movements and paint a picture of today's woman in the West. The Q&A segment covers questions about women's roles and responsibilities, particularly as mothers and wives; the ways in which Muslims can engage in social activism without compromising their religion; and how to rear children in an era marked by gender dysphoria. Website: https://www.nourmgoda.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/NourMGoda For public speaking opportunities, please visit https://www.nourmgoda.com/contact
The Struggle of Adopting Hijab in Today's World
Talk delivered on November 30, 2019 at 7th Annual NJ Dawah Conference in Parsippany, New Jersey. JAK to the organizers for the invitation, as well as to the participants who attended. Nour Goda discusses the obligatory nature of the hijab; the ideologies tugging at young Muslim women in the West; and the roles that the modest fashion industry and "hijabi" subculture play in making adopting hijab according to the Qur'an and sunnah so challenging. This talk is a brief overview of Nour's upcoming short book, "Raze Your Gaze: Hijabi Subculture and the Liberalization of the Hijab." The e-book will be published by Lamppost Education Initiative in 2020. To be notified of its publication, visit Nour's website and subscribe: https://www.nourmgoda.com/ Website: https://www.nourmgoda.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/NourMGoda For public speaking opportunities, please visit https://www.nourmgoda.com/contact. _________________________ تم إلقاء هذه المحاضرة في 30 نوفمبر 2019 في المؤتمر السنوي السابع لدواهر نيو جيرسي في بارسيباني ، نيو جيرسي. شكرا للمنظمين على الدعوة ، وكذلك للمشاركين الذين حضروا. نور جودة يناقش الطبيعة الإجبارية للحجاب ؛ الأيديولوجيات الشابات المسلمات في الغرب تتعامل معها والأدوار التي تلعبها صناعة الأزياء المتواضعة وثقافة "الحجاب" في جعل تبني الحجاب وفقًا للقرآن والسنة صعبة للغاية. هذه المحاضرة هي لمحة موجزة عن كتاب نور القصير المرتقب ، "غض بصرك: ثقافة الحجاب الفرعية وتحرير الحجاب". سيتم نشر الكتاب الإلكتروني بواسطة مبادرة Lamppost التعليمية في عام 2020. لإخطاره بنشره ، تفضل بزيارة موقع نور والاشتراك على: https://www.nourmgoda.com/ https://www.nourmgoda.com/ :الموقع الإلكتروني https://twitter.com/NourMGoda :تويتر https://www.nourmgoda.com/contact :للحصول على فرص التحدث أمام الجمهور، يرجى زيارة
Coming Back from Spiritual Downfall
Talk delivered at 7th Annual NJ Dawah Conference on December 1, 2019. JAK to NJ Dawah for the invitation, and a special thank you to the young volunteers. Nour Goda shares her experience as an ex-atheist who left Islam for a decade before returning. In this video, resources are shared, along with information about parenting and motherhood. Website: https://www.nourmgoda.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/NourMGoda For public speaking opportunities, please visit https://www.nourmgoda.com/contact.
Are Islam and Feminism Mutually Exclusive? Muslim Podcast, Nour Goda, Muslim Feminists
Discussion between Farhat Amin and Nour Goda exploring feminism and its detrimental affects on Muslim women. Farhat is an educator, mother, and entrepreneur. She believes that if we can nurture a deep love for Islam in our kids from a young age, then (inshallah) they can blossom into happy confident Muslims. Her mission is to create well thought-out, quality products to help nurture an Islamic atmosphere in the home. In 2008, Farhat merged her respective expertise in teaching and parenting, along with her entrepreneurial spirit to launch The Muslim Sticker Company. Today, she has a one-stop-shop (www.farhatamin.com), for creatively designed parenting resources and online courses, packaged and delivered in just a few clicks. Get the links to Farhat's previous podcast episodes here: https://farhatamin.com/a-muslim-mom-podcast-blog/. Get Involved, help spread the word: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/amuslimmompodcast?utm_term=a2rMNyWRz Don't forget to subscribe to both Farhat's and Nour's respective channels to receive updates.
The Impact of Feminism on Muslim Women
The impact on Feminism on Muslim women, a discussion with Nuriddeen Knight and Nour Goda. Blog: Bythefigandtheolive.com Nour's Twitter: https://twitter.com/NourMGoda Noor's Twitter: https://twitter.com/figandoliveblog Nour's Talk on Feminism: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHx7aPUMbnc Noor's blog post on Halim Aden: http://bythefigandtheolive.com/hijab-oppressive-pervasive-or-sexy/
How the Quran Brought Me Back to Islam
Talk delivered at the Islamic Education Center of Pennsylvania (IECPA) on May 4, 2019. Jzk to Sh. Muhammad Elshinawy and the IECPA community for the invitation. Nour Goda discusses her journey from atheism to Islam. Follow Nour Goda on Twitter: https://twitter.com/NourMGoda For public speaking opportunities, email Nour at email@example.com.
Islam, Feminism & Identity Politics
Talk delivered at George Mason University on March 27, 2019. Jzk to GMU for the invitation. Nour Goda discusses “Islamic feminism,” identity politics, and our current victimhood culture as it pertains to second generation Muslim Americans. By briefly outlining the history of feminism in the United States and its connections to the secular liberal paradigm, Nour tries to articulate the reasons *second generation Muslim Americans* are caught up in the clash between Islam and feminism. She asks Muslim Americans to learn Islam from a holistic standpoint, rather than from a secular, academic point of view. Follow Nour Goda on Twitter: https://twitter.com/NourMGoda For public speaking opportunities, email Nour at firstname.lastname@example.org. Website with essays and articles written by Nour Goda is forthcoming.
Is Feminism Dangerous A Muslim Deconstruction
Talk delivered at Harvard Medical School in October 2017. Jzk for the invitation. Daniel Haqiqatjou and Nour Goda discuss feminism's intellectual history as well as contemporary feminist discourse. They ask whether Muslims can be feminists given the moral and theological implications of feminist thought. Follow Nour Goda: https://twitter.com/NourMGoda For public speaking opportunities, email email@example.com. Website with essays and articles written by Nour Goda is forthcoming.