Farzana Hassan, also known as Farzana Hassan Shahid, is a Pakistani-Canadian author, speaker, and human rights activist who focuses on the treatment of Muslim women[1] and has expressed support for banning the burqa.[2] She is a columnist for the Toronto Sun and a former President of the Muslim Canadian Congress.[3]

Born in Pakistan, Hassan obtained degrees from Kinnaird College, the University of the Punjab, the University of Massachusetts, and the University of Phoenix.[4]

Books Hassan has authored include Islam, Women and the Challenges of Today: Modernist Insights and Feminist Perspectives (2006);[5] Unveiled: A Canadian Muslim Woman's Struggle Against Misogyny, Sharia and Jihad (2012);[6] and The Case Against Jihad (2018).[7]

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  1. ^ Munn, Sarah. "Pakistani-born Canadian author Farzana Hassan on inequality of women". Canadian Immigrant. Retrieved 24 September 2014.
  2. ^ Smith, Charlie (17 April 2011). "Farzana Hassan lecture at UBC generates backlash from B.C. Muslim Association representative". straight.com. Retrieved 24 September 2014.
  3. ^ "Farzana Hassan". Toronto Sun. Retrieved 2019-02-04.
  4. ^ "About Farzana". Archived from the original on 25 August 2015. Retrieved 24 September 2014.
  5. ^ Shahid, Farzana Hassan; Hassan, Farzana (2006). Islam, Women and the Challenges of Today. White Knight Books. ISBN 9780978057022. Retrieved 2019-02-04.
  6. ^ Shahid, Farzana Hassan (2012). Unveiled. Freedom Press. ISBN 9780988169159. Retrieved 2019-02-04.
  7. ^ Hassan, Farzana (11 September 2018). The Case Against Jihad. Mantua Books Limited. ISBN 9781927618097. Retrieved 2019-02-04.