First Muslim Sorority – Muslim Women Finding Their Place

You may want to take a look at the small segment on NPR’s Web site that talks about the formation of an all-women’s Muslim sorority. The chapter, Gamma Gamma Chi, will open up on several campuses including Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Rutgers in New Jersey. Here’s another supplemental article. Thoughts and comments welcome.

9 Comments First Muslim Sorority – Muslim Women Finding Their Place

  1. Michael Moore

    I remember a conversation in late 2003, when asked about my thoughts on a successful installation of a democracy in Iraq. There were two points to make. First, unless the U.S. and the U.N. could factor in allowances for the tribal nature of Middle East nations, and secondly; if women are not advanced in status as full participants within the varied cultures, the chance for a lasting democracy would fail.

    I gave the example of Catholic priests as a gender exclusive group. Obviously, the deep and profound problems of that fraternity have been exposed to the public to some shameful degree. No single gender can succeed as a culture unless Wonder Woman and her ilk are in charge.

  2. Umm Amirah

    Okay..the first comment has NUTHIN to do with the topic..but anywhoo.
    I think it’s a good idea, why not. Muslim women need their own organizatins on college campus, besides MSA. more power to them.

  3. Michael Moore

    You have misunderstood me. My point is this: If women are not given a good semblance of equal rights, no culture can thrive in this modern age. That is with or without democracy. Small gender dominated organizations have small influence in their cultures. But larger and more influential gender specific organizations eventually fall apart. It is something to keep in mind when evaluating and organizations ambitions. Sorry, I’ll say no more. I did not mean to be so unspecific. This is not my blog. Apologies Marqas.

  4. Marqas

    Michael!! Don’t be silly. Your comments are just as welcome here as anyone else’s and we can all misunderstand each other from time to time. I understood what you were talking about. So I hope you’ll continue to share in the debate – I thought you had some good points. Ciao hermano.

  5. Umm Zaid

    //Small gender dominated organizations have small influence in their cultures. But larger and more influential gender specific organizations eventually fall apart.//

    Well, unless they are blessed by the Almighty Creator and run in accordance with His Will. Not that I think a sorority is going to change the world, or this society… b/c that’s not what sororities do, even when they’re Mozlem and so newsworthy that I have now read at least five stories about this.

  6. snookie77@gmail.com'snookie

    yeah i read about this a couple of weeks ago in USA Today.. i think its great and i always wondered if there was a muslim sorority or even an arab one.. but i never asked around.. id rather it be an arab sorority and not exclusively to muslim tho but its still great.. if they had opened a chapter in my uni then i would have joined.. :mrgreen:

  7. marqas@manrilla.net'Marqas

    Rather it be Arab because then it could be “secular”? Not berating you, just trying to understand what you were getting at. If so, then it would defeat the whole purpose [as they want it to be a religious sorority]. Who knows, maybe you’ll still join!

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