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STEEPED IN TRADITION

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    STEEPED IN TRADITION Muslim women maintain familiar roles Amy E. Bowen, Daily Tribune, 6/24/03
    Message 1 of 1 , Jul 3 7:41 PM
      STEEPED IN TRADITION
      Muslim women maintain familiar roles
      Amy E. Bowen, Daily Tribune, 6/24/03
      http://www.wisinfo.com/dailytribune/wrdtlocal/278049548490043.shtml

      Rosy Raza is a great cook.

      Like an expert caterer, Raza, a beautiful woman with soft brown eyes
      and cascades of heavy black hair, sets the dining room table with
      mounds of spicy-smelling food. Her family of six digs into heaps of
      rice, chicken and other dishes flavored with curry and other spices.

      Raza enjoys cooking. In fact, she has cooked for hundreds of people,
      she said. But it's not much work, she added, modestly.
      Raza, originally from Pakistan, came to Marshfield with her husband
      and family in 2000. Even though she lives in a new country, she still
      maintains the traditional role of a Muslim woman. Every day, she
      makes her family elaborate meals, helps her children with their
      homework and teaches them about Islam.

      This is her role, she said.

      "The mother has the respect from the kids three times more than the
      father," Rosy's husband, Qasim Raza, said. "She's the one who did all
      the hard work. She had you in the womb and helped your father."

      Women's role in Islam have been distorted in the Western media, said
      Fizza Razvi, a Muslim who will move from Madison to Stevens Point
      this fall. Women are highly respected in the religion, she said.
      Muslim women were in politics in Middle Eastern countries long before
      American women had the right to vote, she said.

      Only in uneducated and ignorant societies are women oppressed, Razvi
      said...

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