Muslim Women Find Leadership Roles in a Male-dominated World

More and more throughout the Islamic world, women are finding roles as educators, spiritual guides and even as judges in Islamic courts, but not without a backlash

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Aziza Moufid, 40, a female Muslim religious guide, or mourchida, poses for a portrait in Lalla Soukaina mosque, named after the daughter of the late King Hassan II, in Hay Riad neighborhood of Rabat, Credit: Mosa'ab Elshamy/AP
Islamic court judge Kholoud al-Faqeeh poses for a portrait during a break at the court in Ramallah, West Bank.Credit: Dusan Vranic/AP
Aziza Moufid, in Rabat, on Tuesday.Credit: Mosa'ab Elshamy/AP
Samia Omar, Harvard University's first Muslim woman chaplain, reads through "The Chain of Prophets" at the school's office for Muslim chaplains in Cambridge, Mass., Nov. 30, 2021.Credit: Aysha Khan/AP