Women Under Sharia Law.
What better way to celebrate International Women's Day.
Meya, is a Saudi woman, medical doctor and a former muslim who was born and raised in the conservative society of Saudi Arabia, where she worked as a doctor for two years. She abandoned Islam in 2013 after years of questioning, reading and critically analysing this coded society. Two years ago, she came to Australia for only one reason: freedom of religion.
This talk is mainly about women in Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia is the origin of Islam and the government follows sharia law which is derived from the Quran and Hadiths.
Meya will discuss a woman's life, from the day she is born, the customs that people follow celebrating the birth of a female, to the Islamic duties that are enforced on every teenage girl once reaching puberty, such as hijab and prayers. There will also be discussion about women's sexuality, dating, honour killing and marriage in this conservative society.
The talk will also cover the guardianship system ( in which every woman is enslaved to her relative man), the education system and employment opportunities for women in Saudi Arabia. The talk will conclude with references to various verses from the Quran and Hadiths that mention women in terms of hijab, court witness, adultery, how to discipline a wife and more.
The purpose of this talk is to provide people with a clear and deeper understanding about Muslims. It is not intended to discriminate or to enhance islamophobia.
Our talk events are held at the Function Room at Club Redfern:
2nd Floor, 159 Redfern St
REDFERN, NSW 2000
The entrance is 20 metres across Gibbons Street from Redfern Station under the SPAR sign. You can walk up the stairs, the escalator or use the elevator to the 2nd floor where the club is located. The outside of the venue is shown below.
Parking is available in the shopping complex and adjacent streets.
Please have your meal in the adjacent lounge areas where there is a variety of food and drinks including Australian and Chinese meals - see the menu selection at: http://www.clubredfern.com.au/dining
Sydney Atheists look forward to welcoming everyone to a great atmosphere and experience.
PLEASE NOTE - the club has been renovated and whilst the bar will be open, the RESTAURANT will not be open till APRIL.
Once a month the Meetup meets for a topical discussion with a special guest. Special guests in the past have been members of the meetup, or experts from outside, speaking on topics of their expertise. If you wish to speak, or know somebody who would like to speak to us, please contact Steve[masked].
With the approval of our speakers, we also attempt to record our talks and put them up on our youtube channel (http://youtube.com/sydneyatheists).