This paper is a case study of NISA, an autonomous Muslim women’s organization in the South Indian state of Kerala. This paper elaborates on the limitations of the Islamic framework embraced by women’s associations affiliated with sectarian Muslim groups in Kerala by comparing NISA’s works and strategies and explaining their unwelcome position within the community. The paper also considers Muslim women's organizations in Kerala from a global perspective compared to international platforms like Musawah while exploring their limitations in forming a transnational alliance with such organizations.

Author Biography

P. Shabna is an Assistant Professor at IIM Raipur. Her research interests include feminism, religion, and social media. She was awarded the Fulbright Nehru Doctoral Research Fellowship for her studies at San Diego State University, California. Email: shabnap24@gmail.com