Women and Gender in Islam

Women and Gender in Islam
Author: Leila Ahmed
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2021-03-16
ISBN 10: 0300258178
ISBN 13: 9780300258172
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Women and Gender in Islam Book Review:

A classic, pioneering account of the lives of women in Islamic history, republished for a new generation This pioneering study of the social and political lives of Muslim women has shaped a whole generation of scholarship. In it, Leila Ahmed explores the historical roots of contemporary debates, ambitiously surveying Islamic discourse on women from Arabia during the period in which Islam was founded to Iraq during the classical age to Egypt during the modern era. The book is now reissued as a Veritas paperback, with a new foreword by Kecia Ali situating the text in its scholarly context and explaining its enduring influence. “Ahmed’s book is a serious and independent-minded analysis of its subject, the best-informed, most sympathetic and reliable one that exists today.”—Edward W. Said “Destined to become a classic. . . . It gives [Muslim women] back our rightful place, at the center of our histories.”—Rana Kabbani, The Guardian

Women and Gender in Islam

Women and Gender in Islam
Author: Leila Ahmed
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 1993-07-28
ISBN 10: 9780300055832
ISBN 13: 0300055838
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Women and Gender in Islam Book Review:

Explores the historical roots of the debate about women in Islamic societies by tracing the developments in Islamic discourses on women and gender up to the present. The book describes the gender systems in place in the Middle East both before and after the rise of Islam.

Gender and Islam in Africa

Gender and Islam in Africa
Author: Margot Badran
Publsiher: Stanford University Press
Total Pages: 324
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 9780804774819
ISBN 13: 0804774811
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gender and Islam in Africa Book Review:

This book, the first in a new book series, examines the range of circumstances and assumptions that affect the scope of the global antitrust/competition law enterprise.

The Oxford Handbook of Women and Gender in Medieval Europe

The Oxford Handbook of Women and Gender in Medieval Europe
Author: Judith M. Bennett,Ruth Mazo Karras
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 642
Release: 2013-08-22
ISBN 10: 0191667293
ISBN 13: 9780191667299
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Women and Gender in Medieval Europe Book Review:

The Oxford Handbook of Women and Gender in Medieval Europe provides a comprehensive overview of the gender rules encountered in Europe in the period between approximately 500 and 1500 C.E. The essays collected in this volume speak to interpretative challenges common to all fields of women's and gender history - that is, how best to uncover the experiences of ordinary people from archives formed mainly by and about elite males, and how to combine social histories of lived experiences with cultural histories of gendered discourses and identities. The collection focuses on Western Europe in the Middle Ages but offers some consideration of medieval Islam and Byzantium. The Handbook is structured into seven sections: Christian, Jewish, and Muslim thought; law in theory and practice; domestic life and material culture; labour, land, and economy; bodies and sexualities; gender and holiness; and the interplay of continuity and change throughout the medieval period. It contains material from some of the foremost scholars in this field, and it not only serves as the major reference text in medieval and gender studies, but also provides an agenda for future new research.

Women and Gender in the Qur an

Women and Gender in the Qur an
Author: Celene Ibrahim
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2020
ISBN 10: 0190063815
ISBN 13: 9780190063818
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Women and Gender in the Qur an Book Review:

Stories related to gendered social relations permeate the Qur'an, and nearly three hundred verses involve specific women or girls. These stories weave together theology and ethics to reinforce central Qur'anic ideas regarding submission to God and moral accountability. Women and Gender in the Qur'an outlines how women and girls - old, young, barren, fertile, chaste, profligate, reproachable, and saintly-enter Qur'anic sacred history and advance the Qur'an'soverarching didactic aims.

Gender and Islam in Southeast Asia

Gender and Islam in Southeast Asia
Author: Susanne Schroeter
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 346
Release: 2013-06-13
ISBN 10: 9004242929
ISBN 13: 9789004242920
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gender and Islam in Southeast Asia Book Review:

The volume is the first comprehensive compilation of texts on gender constructions, normative gender orders and their religious legitimizations, as well as current gender policies in Islamic Southeast Asia and contributes on current debates on gender and Islam.

Inside the Gender Jihad

Inside the Gender Jihad
Author: Amina Wadud
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 325
Release: 2013-10-01
ISBN 10: 178074451X
ISBN 13: 9781780744513
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Inside the Gender Jihad Book Review:

A world-renowned professor of Islamic studies, Amina Wadud has long been at the forefront of what she calls the 'gender jihad,' the struggle for justice for women within the global Islamic community. In 2005, she made international headlines when she helped to promote new traditions by leading the Muslim Friday prayer in New York City, provoking a firestorm of media controversy and kindling charges of blasphemy among conservative Muslims worldwide. In this provocative book, "Inside the Gender Jihad", Wadud brings a wealth of experience from the trenches of the jihad to make a passionate argument for gender inclusiveness in the Muslim world. Knitting together scrupulous scholarship with lessons drawn from her own experiences as a woman, she explores the array of issues facing Muslim women today, including social status, education, sexuality, and leadership. A major contribution to the debate on women and Islam, Amina Wadud's vision for changing the status of women within Islam is both revolutionary and urgent.

Islam Women and Gender Justice

Islam  Women  and Gender Justice
Author: Asghar Ali Engineer
Publsiher: Virago Press
Total Pages: 370
Release: 2001
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015055075918
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Islam Women and Gender Justice Book Review:

It brings light to all issues, concerning women, in relation to Islam and makes clarifications on the misunderstanding on gender justice in Islam. Being a reputed Islamic theologian, his statements ascend logical exclusiveness with the discovery of true Islamic commands to the second sex. A benchmark for the disciplines of Islamic and women studies.

Marriage Gender and Islam in Indonesia

Marriage  Gender and Islam in Indonesia
Author: Maria Platt
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 158
Release: 2017-05-12
ISBN 10: 1351714864
ISBN 13: 9781351714860
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Marriage Gender and Islam in Indonesia Book Review:

Marriage is central to Indonesia’s social fabric and critical in defining socially legitimate relationships. This book offers a rich anthropological account of Muslim Indonesian women’s experiences of courtship, love, marital discord and separation, polygamy, divorce and remarriage. By applying a new approach to theorising marital experiences as playing out across a dynamic marital continuum, it expands static and dichotomous understandings of marriage and divorce. It offers new insights on how local modalities of Islam shape gender relations and are actively negotiated by women in pursing their marital desires. The book draws upon ethnographic case studies from the eastern Indonesian island of Lombok where early marriage, divorce and remarriage, are common place for Muslim women. In this context up to 70 per cent of marriages are legitimated through Islamic ceremonies and remain unregistered with the state. While these unregistered marriages are legally valid within the communities in which they occur, such unions exclude women from accessing the marital rights theoretically enshrined in Indonesian marriage law. A key contribution of this book lies in its exploration of legal plurality in relation to Indonesian marriage, which involves investigating the salience of Islamic law, local customary law and state law, for women’s varied marital trajectories.

Changing Gender Norms in Islam Between Reason and Revelation

Changing Gender Norms in Islam Between Reason and Revelation
Author: Marziyeh Bakhshizadeh
Publsiher: Verlag Barbara Budrich
Total Pages: 247
Release: 2018-07-16
ISBN 10: 3863882989
ISBN 13: 9783863882983
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Changing Gender Norms in Islam Between Reason and Revelation Book Review:

Women‘s movements in Islamic countries have had a long and arduous journey in their quest for the realization of human rights and genuine equality. The author examines whether discriminatory laws against women do in fact originate from Islam and, ultimately, if there is any interpretation of Islam compatible with gender equality. She investigates women’s rights in Iran since the 1979 Revolution from the perspectives of the main currents of Islamic thought, fundamentalists, reformists, and seculars, using a sociological explanation.

Gender and Self in Islam

Gender and Self in Islam
Author: Etin Anwar
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2006-09-27
ISBN 10: 113599353X
ISBN 13: 9781135993535
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gender and Self in Islam Book Review:

Using philosophical analysis, this book explores the construction of gender in Muslim societies and its implication to the constitution of the self. The root of the existing discourse of the hierarchical principle is examined as is the extent to which the process of human reproduction, especially the role of women in conception, contributes to an anti-egalitarian theory of gender. The author analyzes the theological, cultural and political apparatus of the masculine conception of femininity and seeks to unfold the process of the alienation of the self from a woman’s sense of individuality, agency, and autonomy. Incorporating traditional Islamic sources, Western feminist texts and Christian texts, Gender and Self in Islam seeks to restructure the contradictory claims of gender hierarchy and egalitarianism and elaborate an alternative set of interpretations that is friendly and inclusive of women.

A Border Passage

A Border Passage
Author: Leila Ahmed
Publsiher: Penguin Paperbacks
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 9780143121923
ISBN 13: 0143121928
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Border Passage Book Review:

Leila Ahmed grew up in Cairo in the 1940s and '50s in a family that was eagerly and passionately political. Although many in the Egyptian upper classes were firmly opposed to change, the Ahmeds were proud supporters of independence. But when the Revolution arrived, the family's opposition to Nasser's policies led to persecutions that would throw their lives into turmoil and set their youngest child on a journey across cultures. Through university in England and teaching jobs in Abu Dhabi and America, Leila Ahmed sought to define herself - and to understand how the world defined her - as a woman, a Muslim, an Egyptian, and an Arab. Her search touched on questions of language and nationalism, on differences between men's and women's ways of knowing, and onvastly different interpretations of Islam. She arrived in the end as an ardent but critical feminist with an insider's understanding of multiculturalism and religious pluralism. In language that vividly evokes the lush summers of her Cairo youth and the harsh barrenness of the Arabian desert, Leila Ahmed has given us a story that can help us all to understand the passages between cultures that so affect our global society.

Gender and Economics in Muslim Communities

Gender and Economics in Muslim Communities
Author: Ebru Kongar,Jennifer C. Olmsted,Elora Shehabuddin
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 318
Release: 2017-08-25
ISBN 10: 1351856642
ISBN 13: 9781351856645
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gender and Economics in Muslim Communities Book Review:

Bringing together feminist analyses of economic processes and outcomes with feminist critiques of Orientalism, this book examines the diverse economic realities facing women in a range of Muslim communities. This approach pays special attention to the role of Islam in economic analyses of gender equality and women’s well-being in Muslim communities, while at the same time challenging biased and inaccurate accounts that essentialize Islam. Nuanced case studies conducted in Bangladesh, Iran, Israel, Nigeria, and Turkey illustrate the historical and institutional diversity of Muslim communities and draw vivid pictures of the everyday economic lives of Muslim women in these communities. These studies are complemented by quantitative analyses that extend beyond inserting Islam as a dummy variable. The contributions represent a wide range of disciplines, including anthropology, economics, gender studies, political science, psychology, and sociology. By placing critiques of Orientalist scholarship in direct dialogue with scholarship on economic development in Muslim contexts, this diverse collection illustrates how different methods and frameworks can work together to provide a better understanding of gender equality and women’s well-being in Muslim contexts. In doing so, the authors aim to facilitate conversations among feminist scholars across disciplines in order to provide a more nuanced picture of the situation facing women in Muslim communities. This book was originally published as a special issue of Feminist Economics.

The Routledge Handbook of Islam and Gender

The Routledge Handbook of Islam and Gender
Author: Justine Howe
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 488
Release: 2020-11-10
ISBN 10: 1351256548
ISBN 13: 9781351256544
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Routledge Handbook of Islam and Gender Book Review:

Given the intense political scrutiny of Islam and Muslims, which often centres on gendered concerns, The Routledge Handbook of Islam and Gender is an outstanding reference source to key topics, problems, and debates in this exciting subject. Comprising over 30 chapters by a team of international contributors the Handbook is divided into seven parts: Foundational texts in historical and contemporary contexts Sex, sexuality, and gender difference Gendered piety and authority Political and religious displacements Negotiating law, ethics, and normativity Vulnerability, care, and violence in Muslim families Representation, commodification, and popular culture These sections examine key debates and problems, including: feminist and queer approaches to the Qur’an, hadith, Islamic law, and ethics, Sufism, devotional practice, pilgrimage, charity, female religious authority, global politics of feminism, material and consumer culture, masculinity, fertility and the family, sexuality, sexual rights, domestic violence, marriage practices, and gendered representations of Muslims in film and media. The Routledge Handbook of Islam and Gender is essential reading for students and researchers in religious studies, Islamic studies, and gender studies. The Handbook will also be very useful for those in related fields, such as cultural studies, area studies, sociology, anthropology, and history.

Muslim Women s Rights

Muslim Women s Rights
Author: Tabassum Fahim Ruby
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2019-03-28
ISBN 10: 1351726668
ISBN 13: 9781351726665
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Muslim Women s Rights Book Review:

In the post-9/11 environment, the figure of the Muslim woman is at the forefront of global politics. Her representation is often articulated within a rights discourse owing much to liberal-secular sensibilities—notions of freedom, equality, rational thinking, individualism, and modernization. Muslim Women’s Rights explores how these liberal-secular sensibilities inform, shape, and foreclose public discussion on questions of Islam and gender. The book draws on postcolonial, antiracist, and transnational feminist studies in order to analyze public and legal debates surrounding proposed shari‘ah tribunals in Canada. It examines the cultural and epistemological suppositions underlying common assumptions about Islamic laws; explores how these assumptions are informed by the Western progress narrative and women’s rights debates; and asks what forms of politics these enable and foreclose. The book assesses the influence of secularism on the ontology, epistemology, and ethics afforded to Islam in the West, and begins to trace possibilities by which Islamic family law might be productively addressed on its own terms. Muslim Women’s Rights is a significant contribution to the fields of both Islam and gender and the critical study of secularism.

Believing Women in Islam

Believing Women in Islam
Author: Asma Barlas
Publsiher: University of Texas Press
Total Pages: 316
Release: 2019-01-16
ISBN 10: 1477315926
ISBN 13: 9781477315927
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Believing Women in Islam Book Review:

Does Islam call for the oppression of women? Non-Muslims point to the subjugation of women that occurs in many Muslim countries, especially those that claim to be "Islamic," while many Muslims read the Qur’an in ways that seem to justify sexual oppression, inequality, and patriarchy. Taking a wholly different view, Asma Barlas develops a believer’s reading of the Qur’an that demonstrates the radically egalitarian and antipatriarchal nature of its teachings. Beginning with a historical analysis of religious authority and knowledge, Barlas shows how Muslims came to read inequality and patriarchy into the Qur’an to justify existing religious and social structures and demonstrates that the patriarchal meanings ascribed to the Qur’an are a function of who has read it, how, and in what contexts. She goes on to reread the Qur’an’s position on a variety of issues in order to argue that its teachings do not support patriarchy. To the contrary, Barlas convincingly asserts that the Qur’an affirms the complete equality of the sexes, thereby offering an opportunity to theorize radical sexual equality from within the framework of its teachings. This new view takes readers into the heart of Islamic teachings on women, gender, and patriarchy, allowing them to understand Islam through its most sacred scripture, rather than through Muslim cultural practices or Western media stereotypes. For this revised edition of Believing Women in Islam, Asma Barlas has written two new chapters—“Abraham’s Sacrifice in the Qur’an” and “Secular/Feminism and the Qur’an”—as well as a new preface, an extended discussion of the Qur’an’s “wife-beating” verse and of men’s presumed role as women’s guardians, and other updates throughout the book.

Muslim Women of Power

Muslim Women of Power
Author: Clinton Bennett
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 236
Release: 2010-12-30
ISBN 10: 0826400876
ISBN 13: 9780826400871
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Muslim Women of Power Book Review:

An exploration of powerful Muslim women covering issues of gender, culture and politics in Islam.

Women Islam and Education in Iran

Women  Islam and Education in Iran
Author: Goli M. Rezai-Rashti,Golnar Mehran,Shirin Abdmolaei
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 162
Release: 2019-02-21
ISBN 10: 1315301733
ISBN 13: 9781315301730
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Women Islam and Education in Iran Book Review:

Drawing on the complexities and nuances in women’s education in relation to the aftermath of the 1979 Iranian Revolution, this edited collection examines implications of religious-based policies on gender relations as well as the unanticipated outcomes of increasing participation of women in education. With a focus on the impact of the Islamic Republic’s Islamicization endeavor on Iranian society, specifically gender relations and education, this volume offers insight into the paradox of increasing educational opportunities despite discriminatory laws and restrictions that have been imposed on women.

Performing Islam

Performing Islam
Author: Azam Torab
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 9004152954
ISBN 13: 9789004152953
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Performing Islam Book Review:

"Performing Islam" focuses on a wide spectrum of ritual activities in Iran today as a key for elucidating social, cultural and political processes, but in particular the values and beliefs underpinning gender constructions in a rapidly changing complex society.

Islam Women s Sexuality and Patriarchy in Indonesia

Islam  Women s Sexuality and Patriarchy in Indonesia
Author: Irma Riyani
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2020-11-27
ISBN 10: 1000221911
ISBN 13: 9781000221916
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Islam Women s Sexuality and Patriarchy in Indonesia Book Review:

This book explores the intimate marital relationships of Indonesian Muslim married women. As well as describing and analysing their sexual relationships, the book also investigates how Islam influences discourses of sexuality in Indonesia, and in particular how Islamic teachings affect Muslim married women’s perceptions and behaviour in their sexual relationships with their husbands. Based on extensive original research, the book reveals that Muslim women perceive marriage as a social, cultural, and religious obligation that they need to fulfil; that they realise that finding an ideal marriage partner is complicated, with some having the opportunity for a long courtship and others barely knowing their partner prior to marriage; and that there is a strong tendency, with some exceptions, for women to consider a sexual relationship in marriage as their duty and their husband’s right. Religious and cultural discourses justify and support this view and consider refusal a sin (dosa) or taboo (pamali). Both discourses emphasise obedience towards husbands in marriage.