Daughters of Hajar Challenge Islam

July 22, 2004

Source: The New York Times


On July 22, 2004 The New York Times reported, "On a sultry night in July, Asra Q. Nomani was summoned to the large brick mosque near the university here for the start of a hastily planned inquisition... The meeting was called because 35 mosque members had signed a petition demanding that Ms. Nomani be expelled... The petition capped nine months in which Ms. Nomani had unsettled Muslims here and set off tremors in some other mosques across the country... Three executive committee members said in an interview in the mosque that the effort to ban Ms. Nomani could easily fail, and perhaps should. The panel has not yet convened to hear the case against her. Even if it recommends that she be banned, the mosque's board will make the final decision."