Prominent Women from Central Arabia

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Garnet & Ithaca Press, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 177 pages
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Women's contributions to Arabic and Islamic society - be they cultural, religious, medical, or military - have been recorded by Muslim historians throughout the ages. No biographical dictionary of any worth was considered complete unless it mentioned prominent women, a tradition stemming from the earliest Islamic biographies which all included the female companions of the Prophet, as well as mothers of notable men. However, little has been written about the contribution of women from more recent contemporary central Arabian society. Published in association with Saudi Arabia's King Abdul Aziz Foundation for Research and Archives, Prominent Women from Central Arabia explores sources ranging from published material to manuscripts, documents, and oral history in an attempt to redress the balance. In all, the book contains 52 biographies of women who lived from the beginning of the 18th century until the death of King 'Abd al-'Aziz al-Saud in 1953. The women examined include notable poets, educators, and great donors of charitable works, amongst others. Above all, the book highlights the enormous contribution of the women of Central Arabia during the period under consideration, demonstrating that, contrary to popular misconception, their influence has in fact been highly significant.
  

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Contents

Aljawharah bint Abd Allah ibn Muhammad
3
Aljawharah bint Musaad ibn Jalawi alSaud
11
Aljawharah bint Turki ibn Abd Allah alSaud
18
Bunaiyah bint Mutib ibn Abd Allah ibn Rasheed
27
Fhadah bint alAsi ibn Shuraim alShammari
35
Haya bint Salih ibn Nasir alShaer
42
Hussah bint Muhammad alFawzan
48
Jawza bint Bandar ibn Muqhim alTimyat
55
Nurah bint Faisal ibn Turki alSaud
94
Ruqaiyah bint Abd Allah alSaad alSalihi
100
Sarah bint Ahmad ibn Muhammad alSudairi
108
Sarah bint Mishari ibn Abd alRahman alSaud
115
Thuraya bint Muhammad alMuzaini
121
Turfah bint Abd Allah ibn Abd alLatif alShaykh
128
Wadha bint Hashim ibn Faraj alGhuraiyes
135
Wadha bint Rasheed ibn Salih alShammari
142

Maytha bint Ali alSalami
60
Moudi bint Abd Allah ibn Hamad alBassam
69
Moudi bint Saad ibn Abd Allah alDahlawi
75
Munirah bint Mishari ibn Hasan alSaud
81
Nurah bint Abd alAziz ibn Ibrahim alHijji
87
Zainab alMuhammad alAjmi
144
Name Index
159
Place Index
175
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