Re: Woman leads men in prayer
"A friend of mine who travelled there not so long ago said he didn't see even one bhurka or other oppressive kind of dress in that part of the world"
Why do you associate head drsses or the hijab, or burka for that matter with opression?
Could it not be that these people feel more comfortable and free wearing a hijab or a burka?
Have you ever spoken to a woman wearing a hijab or a burka?
I think It is just your own judgement on behalf of others.
Are nuns also opressed?