Na’eem JeenahNa'eem was named in December 2000 on the Mail & Guardian’s “Hot Shit 100 List” of people “Making their mark in the new millennium” and, in 2006, he was included on the M&G's "100 young people you should take to lunch".
He is married to Melissa Hoole and has two sons and a daughter.
Religion and Schools (2005), Wits University Education Policy Unit. (Booklet)
Co-authored with Shamima Shaikh, (2000). Journey of Discovery: A South African Hajj. Cape Town: Full Moon Press
"The National Liberation Struggle and Islamic Feminisms in South Africa", Women’s Studies International Forum, Vol. 29(1), 2006, 27-41
“Hajj: Only at this Sacred Time and Place”, (2005), Leiden: ISIM Review, Number 16, 50-51
“Seeing Through Tears in Rwanda”, New York: Fellowship, September/October 2004, Vol.70 No 9-10, 25-26.
“Bilqis – A Qur'anic model for leadership and for Islamic feminists”, (2004). Pretoria: Journal of Semitic Studies, Vol 13 No I, 47-58.
“Apartheid Israel Continued”, Alternatives, Cape Town: AIDC, Vol. 2 No. 8, 2004, 19.
“Towards an Islamic feminist hermeneutic”, (2001). Journal for Islamic Studies, Vol 21, Cape Town: Centre for Contemporary Islam, 36-70.
“South Africa’s Anti-War Movements: Towards an Assessment”, (2003). debate: voices from the south african left, Johannesburg, 10-12.
“Apartheid Israel?”, (2002). Annual Review of Islam in South Africa, Issue 5, Cape Town: Centre for Contemporary Islam, 31-35.
"2001 – A New Form of Palestinian Solidarity in South Africa" (2001). Annual Review of Islam in South Africa, Issue 4, Cape Town: Centre for Contemporary Islam, 31-34
"Whose Enduring Freedoms?: An Analysis of Muslim Responses to September 11 and the War against Afghanistan", (2001). Annual Review of Islam in South Africa, Issue 4, Cape Town: Centre for Contemporary Islam, 52-54.
“Pagad: Fighting fire with fire”, (1996). Impact International, 26 (9).
Symbolic Confrontations: Muslims Imagining the State in Africa by Donal B. Cruise O’Brien, (2005). Journal for Contemporary African Studies, 23,3, 434-437.
"Pagad: Aluta Continua" (1996). In: Galant, R. & Gamieldien, F., Drugs, Gangs, People's Power: Exploring the Pagad phenomenon, Cape Town, Claremont Main Road Masjid.
Magazines, Newspapers, e-Zines:
"For Disruption and Transformation", Al-Qalam, March 2005.
"There can be no excuse", Al-Qalam, February 2005.
"Whose Discontent? An open letter to Dutch intellectuals", February 2005.
"Zionism is a theory of racism and ethnic cleansing", Mail & Guardian, 17 August 2001.
"We are Africans, and we are here to stay", Africa South & East, April 1993
"Windows: Redefining Islam in South Africa", Conference on "Islam and Civil Society in South Africa", Unisa, Pretoria, South Africa, 1994
"Mobilising International Solidarity – the South African Experience", 50 years of Nakba conference, LAW, Jerusalem, 1999
"The Impact of the National Liberation Movement on the 1990s Emergence of Islamic Feminisms in South Africa", presented at "Belief Systems and the Place of Desire", 3rd Conference of the International Association for the Study of Sex, Culture and Society, University of Melbourne, Australia, October 2001
"Mobilizing public opinion in support of the Palestinian People – efforts by NGOs, religious groups and the media", United Nations African Conference n support of the inalienable rights of the Palestinian People, Rabat, Morocco, June 2002
"Challenging the Occupation", United Nations International Conference of Civil Society in Support of the Palestinian People, New York, USA, September 2002
"Israel: Liberal Democracy or Apartheid?", 2nd National Student Conference on the Palestinian Solidarity Movement, University of Michigan, USA, October 2002
"Muslim Political Involvement in the Minority Context", Conference of the Islamic Society of North America, Vancouver, Canada, October 2002
"The MPL (Muslim Personal Law) Battle in South Africa: Gender Equality vs. 'Shari'ah'", Conference on "Shari'ah Debates and Christian and Muslim Perceptions in Selected African Countries", organised by the University of Bayreuth, in Limuru, Kenya, July 2004.
"Assessing Perspectives for Transcultural Approaches - Bridging Theory and Action", Conference on: "Negotiating Power, Contesting Violence, and Assessing Perspectives for Transcultural Approaches: Gender and Nation State in Muslim Societies", Center for Interdisciplinary Research on Women and Gender (Zentrum für Interdisziplinäre Frauen- und Geschlechterforschung), Carl von Ossietzky University, Oldenburg, December 2002
"The South African Struggle for Justice and Islamic Feminisms", presented at "Islam and Minorities", Annual Conference of the American Council for the Study of Islamic Societies, University of Victoria, Canada, May 2003
"Two Apartheids: South Africa and Israel?", Al-Awda Annual Conference, Toronto, June 2003.
"Bilqis, Queen of Sheba: a Model for Islamic feminists", Colloquium at the Annual Conference of the South African Society for Near Eastern Studies, Bloemfontein, South Africa, September 2003.
"The Muslim Personal Law Battle in South Africa: Gender Equality vs. shari'ah", International workshop on "Shari'ah Debates and its Perceptions by Muslims and Christians in Selected African Countries", organised by the German Institute for Middle East Studies, University of Bayreuth, Germany, Limuru Kenya, July 2004.
"African Civil society in solidarity with the Palestinian People", United Nations Forum of Civil Society in Support of Middle East Peace, Cape Town, July 2004.
"Socio-economic Justice in Islam", Islamic Movement Conference, Durban, September 2004.
"Muslims in South Africa: A minority community in 10 years of democracy", Department of Political Studies and Political Studies Forum conference on "South Africa: Democracy of the State - the State of Democracy", University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, November 2004.
"Political Islam in South Africa and its contribution to a discourse of a fiqh of minorities", Islamic Civilisation in Southern Africa, conference organised by University of Johannesburg, Awqaf South Africa and OIC Research Centre for Islamic History, Art and Culture (IRCICA), University of Johannesburg, 1-3 September 2006.
"Communication between media houses in Africa: Can technology help?", conference of the Institute for the Advancement of Journalism and the Media Institute of Southern Africa, Johannesburg, South Africa, 1997
"The Internet and its uses for journalists", workshop of the Institute for the Advancement of Journalism, Johannesburg, South Africa, 1997
"Gender and Information Technology", workshop conducted for the Public and Development Management Institute of the Wits Business School, Johannesburg, South Africa, 1997
"Religious Freedom in a New South Africa", Muslim Students Association Seminar, Wits University
"Islam and Socialism", Muslim Students Association Seminar, Wits University
"The Resistance Movement in South Africa", Islamic Training Programme, Muslim Youth Movement
"Muslim Students Association — Past, Present and Future", Muslim Students Association National Convention
"Religious Freedom in South Africa", Muslim Students Association National Convention
"Islam: Between fundamentalism and modernism", 18th Islamic Tarbiyyah Programme, Muslim Youth Movement of South Africa
"Responding to the freedoms of the new SA", 18th Islamic Tarbiyyah Programme, Muslim Youth Movement of South Africa
"An Islamic position on Abortion in South Africa", University of the Witwatersrand Islamic Week organised by the Muslim Students Association
"Social Responsibility and Justice in different religions", University of the Witwatersrand Islamic Week organised by the Muslim Students Association
"The Future of the Islamic Movement in South Africa", Islamic Training Programme, Muslim Youth Movement of South Africa
"Non-racism vs. Multi-culturalism", Islamic Training Programme, Muslim Youth Movement of South Africa
"The future of the Islamic Movement in SA" – paper presented at the Annual Islamic Training Programme of the Muslim Youth Movement of South Africa - 1997
"Religion, Women and Trauma" – Workshop of the South African Institute for Traumatic Stress, 2001
Work in Progress:
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'Those people make the place stink!', Al-Qalam, March 2008
Shameless and dangerous Islamophobia, Al-Qalam, February 2008
Good Muslims pray 5 times a day, every day, Al-Qalam, January 2008
Rapists, teddy bears and other injustices, Al-Qalam, December 2007
The year of remembrance; the year of Keys, Al-Qalam, November 2007
There is no virtue in forced suffering, Al-Qalam, October 2007
Warning: This column does not have a halaal stamp!, Al-Qalam, September 2007
Let those voices be heard!, Al-Qalam, August 2007
Lessons of freedom from a Muslim past, Al-Qalam, July 2007
Justified strike, unjustified violence, Al-Qalam, June 2007
Children and mad people not allowed. Oh, and women too!, Al-Qalam, May 2007
Accountable for our silence, Al-Qalam, April 2007
And to Him is our return, Al-Qalam, March 2007
Throwing stones in the War of Terror, Al-Qalam, February 2007
A Month of Revenge, Al-Qalam, January 2007
'This enemy of my enemy stuff doesn't work', Al-Qalam, December 2006
Let the angels sing. That's our culture, Al-Qalam, November 2006
Muslims don't have the monopoly on blood and violence, Al-Qalam, October 2006
And five years later..., Al-Qalam, September 2006
It was the oranges, Al-Qalam, September 2006
This is a time for fluttering hearts, Al-Qalam, August 2006
It's not an end, Al-Qalam, June 2006
In the eyes of babes, Al-Qalam, May 2006
Between Freedom and unfreedom, Al-Qalam, April 2006
We cannot tolerate such misogyny! No more!, Al-Qalam, March 2006
To stand or not to stand?, Al-Qalam, February 2006
This is not about freedom of speech, Mail & Guardian, 27 February 2006
We keep dying if we leave our brains with our shoes, Al-Qalam, January 2006
The National Liberation Struggle and Islamic Feminisms in South Africa, Women’s Studies International Forum, Vol. 29(1), 2006, 27-41
Caught in the Middle - a good place to be, Al-Qalam, December 2005
Bowing to one God, Mail & Guardian, 1 November 2005
Walking in someone else's shoes, Al-Qalam, November 2005
Hajj: At this sacred time and place, Leiden: ISIM Review 16, Autumn 2005, 50-51
A Universal Prayer compiled from various traditions, 2005
Religion and Schools, Education Rights Project, Wits University, 2005
Loving the poor, Al-Qalam, October 2005
Space, no space, small space, damp space: women in our mosques, Al-Qalam, September 2005
Book Review: Symbolic Confrontations: Muslims imagining the state in Africa by Donal Cruise O'Brien, Journal for Contemporary African Studies, 23,3, 434-437, 2005
The last moments of Makkah?, Al-Qalam, August 2005
Women-led weddings: No big deal, Mail & Guardian, 8 July 2005
No space for extremism, Al-Qalam, July 2005
Shame them and sleep well, Al-Qalam, June 2005
Two planets - one for men and one for women, Al-Qalam, May 2005
Our Teacher - an eight-year-old, Al-Qalam, April 2005
For Disruption and Transformation, Al-Qalam, March 2005
There can be no excuse, Al-Qalam, February 2005
Letting go... into free fall, Al-Qalam, January 2005
Home is in this village,
Ramadan Blog, October-November 2004
Meaning beyond slogans, Mail & Guardian, 1 September 2004
Relationships in the Ramadan Rush,
From the masjid to the cabinet chamber,
Struggling, and finding compassion,
On being irresponsible,
We should listen to multiple Palestinian voices, August 2004
Have we learned nothing from apartheid?, The Mercury, 6 August 2004
The MPL Battle in South Africa - Gender
Equality vs. "Shari'ah", conference presentation, July 2004
Mosques and khutbahs can be exciting too,
Rwanda: We should all weep and feel ashamed, June 2004
Because he is my dog!, Al-Qalam, May 2004
It is enough now. No, it is more than enough!, Al-Qalam, April 2004
Bilqis – A Qur'anic model for leadership and for Islamic feminists, Journal of Semitic Studies, Vol 13 No I, 47-58, 2004
That's just how they should be, Al-Qalam, February 2004
It's like that, Al-Qalam, January 2004
The Amina Lawal case: Justice was also not done to the Quran, Sunday Tribune, 28 September 2003
On Spirituality, 2003
The National Liberation Struggle and Islamic feminisms in South Africa, presented at ACSIS Conference, May 2003
South Africa's Anti-War Movement, debate, May 2003
Apartheid Israel?, Annual Review of Islam in South Africa, Issue 5, 2002
Towards an Islamic Feminist Hermeneutic, Journal for Islamic Studies, Vol. 21, 2001
2001 – A New Form of Palestinian Solidarity in South Africa, Annual Review of Islam in South Africa, Issue 4, 2001
Whose Enduring Freedoms?: An Analysis of Muslim Responses to September 11 and the War against Afghanistan, Annual Review of Islam in South Africa, Issue 4, 2001
We have removed God from our hearts, October 2001
Afghanistan... and who's next?, Al-Qalam, December 2001
Whose enduring freedoms?, Annual Review of Islam in South Africa, Issue 4, 2001
Zionism is a theory of racism and ethnic cleansing, Mail & Guardian, 17 August 2001
Al-Amariyah - A Graveyard of unwilling martyrs, Al-Qalam, July 2001
Who is there to help the Iraqi children?, Al-Qalam, July 2001
Racism? In the Muslim community?, Al-Qalam, March 2000
Disgust must be translated into effective sentence, 18 October 1999
Haj - a 'death-before-death', February 1999
Muslims in the 'Festive Season', Mail & Guardian, December 1998