POV: The Light in Her Eyes

POV: The Light in Her Eyes

Wed, 03/23/2016 - 8:00pm

Riham Baalbaki, center, listens to a lecture at Al Zahra Mosque.

Credit: Courtesy of Itab Azzam

View a portrait of a Syrian leader who challenges women to live according to Islam without giving up their dreams. Houda al-Habash, a conservative Muslim preacher, founded a Qur’an school for girls in Damascus, Syria, 30 years ago. Every summer, her female students immerse themselves in a rigorous study of Islam. A surprising cultural shift is underway — women are claiming space within the mosque. POV: The Light in Her Eyes airs Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 8 p.m. at WXXI-World

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