Recap: Muslim Masculinity in An Age of Feminism

On Saturday, November 14, 2015, altMuslimah (“altM”) and the Princeton Muslim Life Program co-hosted the symposium, Muslim Masculinity in an Age of Feminism. This community event was held at Princeton University and was available via live broadcast on Periscope @altMuslimah. Videos of the symposium are available to view on the PrincetonMLP Vimeo.

The day-long symposium explored how Muslim men of various backgrounds are defining manhood and responding to pushes for gender equality and dismantling of patriarchy. The event brought together a diverse array of men and women intellectuals, religious leaders, community organizers, and social justice advocates speaking on three panels: Spirituality and Religious Authority, Relationships and Family, and Politics and Activism. The keynote address was given by ICNYU’s chaplain Imam Khalid Latif.

Viewers and audience members could follow the conversation on Twitter with #MuslimMasculinity. Here’s a roundup with highlights of the conversation.

Imam Khalid Latif delivering keynote address for Muslim Masculinity symposium. Photo Credit: Donna Auston (@TinyMuslimah)

Panel 1: Spirituality and Religious Authority

Left to right: Shaykh Yahya Rhodus, Imam Jihad Saafir, Imam Sohaib Sultan (moderator), Professor Atiya Aftab, Tammy Elmansoury. Photo via @arshe2020

Panel 2: Relationships and Family

Left to right: Dr. Halim Naeem, Dr. Sameera Ahmed, Shaykh TA Bashir, Asma Uddin (moderator), Suzy Ismail, Javed Memon. Photo via @TinyMuslimah

Panel 3: Politics and Activism

Left to right: Shahed Amanullah (moderator), Donna Auston, Palwasha Kakar, Dr. Michael Perez, Tariq Toure.


altM ran a series of reflections from several of the speakers on the topic of Muslim masculinity ahead of the symposium. They can be found tagged, masculinity.