Recent Talks & Lectures
Towards Sacred Activism: A Conversation with Imam Dawud Walid & Nour M. Goda
Tensions have risen across the country in response to the brutal killing of George Floyd. Thousands of people have taken to the streets of America under the 'Black Lives Matter' banner. What are the obligations of the Muslim community concerning these protests? Should we align ourselves with the non-profit organization 'Black Lives Matter'? What should Muslims contribute to the ongoing protests against racism and police brutality?
Life After the Honeymoon Phase
What I wish someone had told me before I got married. The focus of this talk is offer naseeha (advice) on marriage to fellow Muslim sisters. NOTE: This talk is *not* intended to offer any expert advice, nor am I a marriage counselor. ____________________ LET'S STAY CONNECTED Website: nourmgoda.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/NourMGoda Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nourmgoda417/ _____________________ MORE VIDEOS IN THIS SERIES Video 1: Preparing for Marriage: https://youtu.be/VcBfxNISH6s Video 2: Deliberating Divorce: https://youtu.be/HhPsveGvPQM
Advice: Deliberating Divorce
The focus of this talk is to bring to light a very specific issue related to the topic of divorce. It seeks to address an ideological pattern among young Muslims in the West as it relates to the matter of divorce. NOTE: This talk does not cover the fiqh of divorce, is *not* intended to offer any fatawa on divorce, nor does it provide any specific advice or guidance on any particular marital relationship. ____________________ LET'S STAY CONNECTED Website: nourmgoda.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/NourMGoda Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nourmgoda417/ _____________________ MORE VIDEOS IN THIS SERIES Video 1: Preparing for Marriage: https://youtu.be/VcBfxNISH6s Video 3: Life After the Honeymoon Phase: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l6ZH3...
Fortifying the Mother-Daughter Bond in Ramadan
In this video, I share a parenting Ramadan challenge called "Parent Like a Hawk." Here are ten parenting tips to help you improve your relationship with your daughter (and/or son!), inshAllah. JAK to IECPA for hosting this series. Please do not forget to support IECPA: https://iecpa.org/donate/
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.