Maha Fetayhi

Country

Saudi Arabia

Known for

Reformer and Mother

Dates

Hijri 1381-Present (AH); Common Era 1962-Present (CE)

Maha Fetayhi

Biography

Maha Fetayhi’s transition from social worker and mother of five to reformer began with TV appearances following 9/11. She talked about everyday life as a wife and mother in Saudi Arabia, wanting a better life, and voiced her opinion that Saudis were responsible for the attacks and that her country needed to change. Many women’s calls and messages proved their support for her view that narrow religious education is the root of the problem. Ms. Fetayhi’s mission is to show the distinction between conditions that stem from Islam and those that are a result of social practices and customs.

Sources

<a href="http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0603/04/i_c.01.html">Critique of Worldwide Media Coverage</a> <a href="http://archive.arabnews.com/?page=1§ion=0&article=95204&d=20&m=4&y=2007">Marriage Is a Responsibility, Are You Ready For It?"</a> <a href="http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9901E6DD1430F932A15751C1A9639C8B63&sec=&spon=&pagewanted=2">Saudi Women See Changes, And Reasons to Expect More</a> <a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/saudiarabia/1436802/Women-lead-a-quiet-revolution-within-Islam.html">Women lead a quiet revolution within Islam</a>