Farzana Hassan

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Farzana Hassan, also known as Farzana Hassan Shahid, is a Pakistani-Canadian author, speaker, and human rights activist.[1] She is a former President of the Muslim Canadian Congress.[2]

Hassan was born in Pakistan, and obtained degrees from Kinnaird College, the University of the Punjab, the University of Massachusetts, and the University of Phoenix.[3]

Hassan has written Islam, Women and the Challenges of Today: Modernist Insights and Feminist Perspectives (2006) and Unveiled: A Canadian Muslim Woman's Struggle Against Misogyny, Sharia and Jihad (2012). In her speaking and writing, she focuses on the treatment of Muslim women.[1] She is in favor of banning the burqa.[4]


  1. ^ a b Munn, Sarah. "Pakistani-born Canadian author Farzana Hassan on inequality of women". Canadian Immigrant. Retrieved 24 September 2014.
  2. ^ Mauro, Ryan. "Farzana Hassan: Islamic Reform -- Daunting But Needed". The Clarion Project. Retrieved 24 September 2014.
  3. ^ "About Farzana". Retrieved 24 September 2014.
  4. ^ Smith, Charlie. "Farzana Hassan lecture at UBC generates backlash from B.C. Muslim Association representative". straight.com. Retrieved 24 September 2014.
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