Madinah Javed is a LLB (hons) law graduate, writer and peace activist living in Scotland, with a particular interest in human rights. She is currently completing her Diploma in Professional Legal Practice at the University of Glasgow. Madinah is working towards reviving the sacred tradition of female Qur’an recitation and set up the #femalereciters campaign on social media. She is currently completing her ijaza in Qur’an and continues to study Tajweed with her teacher based in Syria. Madinah is often invited to deliver talks and recite Qur’an internationally to diverse audiences. Madinah is actively involved in the development of the Andalus centre in Glasgow as a Beacon Institute and Community Hub. She tweets @MadinahJaved.
Women and the recited Qur’an
Madinah explores a rich public soundscape, where women recite the divine text of the Qur’an. She shares stories of female reciters and her personal experiences including launching the #femalereciters campaign. She analyses the treatment and perceptions of women reciting the Qur’an in public, and considers barriers to gender equality from the position of a campaigner in this area.