Moving Perspectives – Shafaqna Exclusive Interview with Raya Shokatfard: women rights activists and public speaker

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SHAFAQNA – In order to bring you, our readers, closer to realities and truths, Shafaqna will conduct a series of exclusive podcast interviews with renown political analysts politicians, officials, religious leaders, and academics.

As always our aim is simple – knowledge.

In a world run, and based on falsehood, Truth has become somewhat of a rare commodity – still, we ought to seek what has been dissimulated as to rise truly free.

As Imam Ali said: “Ask in order to understand, and do not ask in order to find fault, for surely the ignorant man who wants to learn resembles a man of knowledge, and surely a man of knowledge who wants to be difficult resembles an ignorant man who wants to find fault.”

Following is the interview Catherine Shakdam – the Director of Program for the Shafaqna Institute conducted with Raya Shokatfard – a well-know public speaker, author, movie director and intellectual.

It was Shafaqna’s immense privilege to discuss with Raya Shokatfard women’s right issues, liberalism, feminism and tackle some of the bias the West holds against Islam and Muslims.

Raya Shokatfard holds an MA in Journalism/Mass Communications and an M.A.D. in TV journalism. BA in Communication and BA in Islamic Studies. She has been Islamic propagator in the U.S and Egypt for many years and academic lecturer, writer, international presenter, consultant, foreign correspondent.

Ms Shokatfard recently set up a new Youtube channel dedicated to presenting Islam to non-Muslims.

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