Born to a Methodist minister in Maryland, Amina Wadud converted to Islam in 1972 while studying at the University of Pennsylvania. She went on to gain a PhD in Arabic and Islamic studies, with research specialisms in gender and Quranic studies.
An outspoken feminist, who has written extensively on women in Islam, Wadud has advocated for religious reform when it comes to gender roles, calling for pluralism and equality in Islamic communities.
Often controversial, Wadud made international headlines in 2005 when she led Friday prayers at a mixed congregation in New York, and has continued to lead prayers at congregations across the world.
Join us for a bold conversation with Amina Wadud about her fascinating life and work.