Women in Islam
A study of women in Islam. The text does not pretend that the society of Islam was dominated by women but illustrates that the world from the classical period to modern times is also a woman's world. There are tales of A'isha, who joined the forces of early followers of Mohammed in the disastrous Came Battle; the fighter Umm Omara, who lost a hand in battle; the scholar of mysticism and freed slave Rabi'a al-Adawiyya; Khayzuran, the richest and most powerful woman; the poet Wallada, daughter of the Spanish Khalif. Slave dancers and boy-girls, students, wives, and occasionally even career women, are all featured. The book also contains a collection of illustrations showing how women both represented themselves and were represented. The book interweaves the history of Islam with the role of Muslim women in traditional Islamic countries.
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Women in IslamUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
The Western misconception of all Muslim women as robed and veiled, languishing unfulfilled in harems under the harsh rule of polygamous husbands, is dispelled in this new translation of Walther's 1981 ... Read full review
Review: Women in Islam/from Medieval to Modern TimesUser Review - Essma - Goodreads
At the back of my book it says: "this book excites, angers, amuses, dismays" I am all for honest advertising and I have to say this book delivered on these emotion, though probably not in the way the ... Read full review