Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 2006
This description of Mohammadi Siddiqui's work was prepared when Mohammadi Siddiqui was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2006.
Mohammadi Siddiqui believes religion can and should be the foundation of women’s liberation instead of the institution of their oppression. She is ensuring the rights of Muslim women by helping their Maulanas, or religious leaders and teachers, to become champions of their cause. An expert on Islam, Mohammadi translated the Koran into the local language to educate others Muslims and the larger society about its openness, tolerance and justice.
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