Feminism in Islam is a very important and well-documented aspect of the religion. Women are just as integral as their male counterparts in the spreading of Islam. Today, however, some Islamic countries have misappropriated Islamic doctrine to justify the oppression of women. Slowly, this trend is diminishing, but much progress is to be made in those countries. Look through this collection of art that fits the theme of Feminism in Islam.

Shirin Neshat, Rebellious Silence, Women of Allah Series, 1994, Photograph & Ink, 142 x 98 cm.

Faig Ahmed, Virgin, It is what It is Series, 2017, Handmade Woolen Carpet, 200 x 150 cm.

Newsha Tavakolian, Untitled, The Day I Became a Woman Series, 2009, Photograph, 76.2 × 93.98 cm

Wangechi Mutu, The Storm Has Finally Made It Out of Me Alhamdulillah, 2012, Collage on Linoleum, 193 x 295.9 x 10.2 cm.

Abbas Kowsari, Untitled, Shade of Earth Series, 2007-2008, Photograph, (Size Unknown)

Shazia Sikander, Ready to Leave, 1997, Watercolor, Tea Water, and Graphite on Marbled Paper, 25.1 x 19.2 cm.

Houra Yaghoubi, Who is my Generation? Edition 10/10, 2005, Digital Print, 30.48 x 45.72 cm


*The art pieces displayed on this page are exhibited for educational purposes only. They are neither owned nor are for sale by the Islamic Artists of Orlando organization. All pieces exhibited on this page belong to the cited artists. Please contact the IAO staff under "Contact" if any piece should be removed for copyright concerns.