Lifting the Veil: The World of Muslim Women

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InterVarsity Press, Apr 1, 2003 - Religion - 283 pages
Secluded from the eyes of anyone but family members, Muslim women live under a system of tradition, rites and rituals that favor men above women. A man loves first his son, then his camel and then his wife, says an Arab proverb. Phil and Julie Parshall understand the issues, heartaches and dangers facing Muslim women today, having lived among them for more than four decades. They bring a sensitive perspective to this thoughtful, yet sobering book that examines the controversy of female circumcision and proof of virginity, the heartache of arranged marriages, divorce, polygamy and the status of women living in a male dominated world. This book will not provide you with easy answers but will prompt you to begin praying for these daughters of Ishmael, and give you sensitive awareness to life behind the veil.
 

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Contents

Chapter
9
Chapter
10
Chapter
11
Muhammad and Women
19
Fundamentalism
37
The Veil
55
Modernity
71
Heaven and Hell
87
Marriage and Polygamy
149
Married Women
169
Mothers and Their Children
187
Divorce
197
Western Converts to Islam
211
Witness and Conversion
225
Discipleship
247
The Path Ahead
265

Folk Practices
101
Circumcision
119
Sex
131
Bibliography
269
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Dr. Phil Parshall completed graduate studies at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (M.A.), Wheaton Graduate School (M.A.), Fuller Theological Seminary (D. Miss.), and Fellowships at Harvard and Yale Divinity School. He has been a missionary among Muslim people for the past 44 years. He also has authored Muslim Evangelism (Authentic) and Lifting the Veil (InterVarsity Press).

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