Reproductive Justice, Bodily Autonomy, and Islamic Values
A Discussion with HEART
- Explore how Muslims can use their faith as a tool of empowerment with respect to decision-making about their bodies.
- Investigate the intersectionality of American Muslims (anti-blackness, class, islamophobia, etc.) and how it affects Muslims reproductive healthcare seeking behaviors.
- Explore the concepts of Khilafah (Moral Agency), Hurma (Sacred Inviolability), Ridha (Fullness of Choice), and Rahma (compassion) and provide HEART’s reproductive justice definition.
- Demonstrate the ways our reproductive justice framework responds to violence against those who are most impacted in our communities.
- Demonstrate how our reproductive justice framework can be used to safeguard bodily autonomy.
- Connect the rise of restrictive laws that prevent individuals from exercising full bodily autonomy as a violation of reproductive rights.