Pictured: Zahra Bukhari, left, and Usra Attalla, co-founders of Muslim Feminist Artists

Douglass Students Use Art to Tell Their Story

Islamic feminism may sound like an oxymoron to some.

 

But anyone who understands Islam knows those terms are in concert – not conflict – with one another, said Zahra Bukhari.

 

“The concept of giving women equal rights and a voice has been part of Islam since its inception,” said Bukhari, a senior at Rutgers-New Brunswick’s Mason Gross School of the Arts who co-founded the Muslim Feminist Artists collective this fall with twin sisters Usra and Sarah Attalla. “This group is being unapologetic about those two words. We are about proving they are synonymous with each other.”

 

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