On Glass Minarets

My latest is up at Religion Dispatches. I discuss the best strategy for breaking down gender barriers in the mosque:

Elghobashy’s method is to work within the system to achieve her aims: earn the same qualifications as male imams and Islamic scholars, go through the same schooling and training as they did. Nomani’s method is to go from 0 to 60: Gawad describes Nomani shocking her small community in Virginia when she prayed in the men’s section of her local mosque.