Fatima Razvi is finishing her master’s degree in Islamic Studies with a concentration in Islamic Sciences at The Islamic Seminary of America in Dallas, Texas. Prior to her studies at the seminary, she obtained a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Houston. Her academic interests lie at the intersection of theology, law, gender, and politics. Upon graduation from The Islamic Seminary of America, she will be pursuing further graduate training in Islamic Studies at the University of Texas at Austin, where her research focus will be on the legal application of the concept of nushūz within Muslim societies in the early medieval period.
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