Great Women of Islam

Great Women of Islam


Great Women of Islam

Great Women of Islam


Great Women of Islam

This book is about the life stories of the Mothers of the Believers and other Sahabyat who had been given the good news of the paradise in this world by Prophet Muhammad (S).

Great Women of Islam

This book is about the life stories of the Mothers of the Believers and other Sahabyat who had been given the good news of the paradise in this world by Prophet Muhammad (S). There are good examples in the lifestyle of the Mothers of the believers and women Companions especially for the Muslim women. It is necessary for all of us to study the Seerah of these noble and fortunate women.

Great Women in Islam

This is the second English book by Dr. Tareq Al-Suwaidan. This book provides a foundation of understanding on the role of women in Islam and tackles common misconceptions on the subject.

Great Women in Islam

This is the second English book by Dr. Tareq Al-Suwaidan. This book provides a foundation of understanding on the role of women in Islam and tackles common misconceptions on the subject. Not only does it discuss the roles of women in marriage and among their families- but also their roles as warriors, worshipers, scholars and callers to Islam. It gives its readers a guided explanation as each role is accompanied with stories of great women as told in the Quran and Hadith. We narrate the stories of more than fifty great women whose names and exemplary behavior are enshrined in the history of Islam.

Moslem Women

Moslem Women is built around six main chapters, with half devoted to the place and experience of Islamic women and half considering Christian mission to Islamic women and associated themes.

Moslem Women

Moslem Women is built around six main chapters, with half devoted to the place and experience of Islamic women and half considering Christian mission to Islamic women and associated themes. The Zwemers acknowledge some of the great women of Islamic history, such as Rabia, the famous early mystic, and Nurah Mahal, wife of the Mughal Emperor Jahangir. They speak in glowing terms about advances in the women's situation in post-Ottoman Turkey. Samuel and Amy Zwemer's dedication to serving Muslims and to seeing them as people rather than as faceless numbers provides an excellent model for today's Christians who feel called to engagement with Islam.

Challenges faced by women Education Career and Identity

Women are still under the clutches of patriarchy. There are many misconceptions regarding women education and empowerment in Islam. This is a modest attempt to correct prejudices about women in Islam.

Challenges faced by women  Education  Career and Identity

Challenges faced by women- Education, Career and Identity’ deals with the struggles women go through to get educated and empowered in a male- dominated society. Women education is still considered secondary and women are deprived of their basic rights in many areas. Women are still under the clutches of patriarchy. There are many misconceptions regarding women education and empowerment in Islam. This is a modest attempt to correct prejudices about women in Islam. Book starts with the importance of women education and status of women education in India. Author emphasis the importance of women education in Islam and tries to erase misconceptions regarding women in social context by enlightening minds with references from Holy Quran and Hadith ( sayings of Prophet Muhammad pbuh). Why are women treated secondary in the family and the community? Why does Gender discrimination still persist? How long should we women tolerate inequality, injustice, discrimination, violence and abuse? Why men and society around impose restrictions and try to keep women under the clutches of dominance, when no religion denies women of their basic rights? Basic rights include education, empowerment, identity, rights in legal and financial matters and many more. Author points out the consequences of not educating women and denying them of their rights. Many examples of great women from Islamic and Indian history are presented who contributed by overcoming many challenges and barriers to give a bright and successful future for coming generations. The success stories of great women give inspiration to every person who reads.

The Feminine Voice of Islam

"Muslim women who immigrate to the United States from various Islamic countries encounter conflicts between their own cultural traditions and a pro-feminist American society.

The Feminine Voice of Islam

"Muslim women who immigrate to the United States from various Islamic countries encounter conflicts between their own cultural traditions and a pro-feminist American society. This study examines their experiences and may lead to the formation of a curricu

Rabi a The Mystic and Her Fellow Saints in Islam

This emphasises the importance of the book - and of Rabi'a herself - and questions of major importance today: the nature of mystical belief and experience, the Sufi tradition, and the role of women in the Islamic world.

Rabi a The Mystic and Her Fellow Saints in Islam

For centuries there has been fascination, within and beyond the Islamic world, with the mystical teachings of Sufism, and with the role of the Islamic 'saints' whose life and work were important to Islamic theology. Margaret Smith's classic work, Rabi'a the Mystic, describes the teaching, life and times of one of the great women of the Islamic tradition, Rabi'a of Basra. This study has never been bettered. It is now reissued unchanged, but with a new introduction by Professor Annemarie Schimmel. This emphasises the importance of the book - and of Rabi'a herself - and questions of major importance today: the nature of mystical belief and experience, the Sufi tradition, and the role of women in the Islamic world.

Family Planning in the Legacy of Islam

alNisa' (Sura 4:20) Omar realised his mistake and said he was in error and the woman was right.1 Equality in the ... The history of Islam is full of great women, who either participated in battles as second line or even front line ...

Family Planning in the Legacy of Islam

How has the Islamic view of marriage, family formation and child rearing developed and adapted over the centuries? Is contraception just permitted or actively encouraged? The family is the basic social unit of Islamic society. Even without compelling population pressures, there has been concern with spacing and family planning. This book is the result of a massive research project, gathering fourteen centuries (the seventh to the twentieth) of views on family formation and planning, as expressed by leading Islamic theologians and jurists. The work has been discussed and shaped at each stage by a committee of Islamic experts representing the majority of the Muslim countries. The book provides a much needed source of reference and will be of equal value and interest to professionals in health care and development work and to those working in the academic disciplines of Middle East studies, religion and population studies.

Women of Sufism

The luminous presence of women who follow the Sufi Way—the mystical path of Islam—is brought to life here through their sacred songs and poetry, their dreams and visions, and stories of their efforts as they witness the Truth in many ...

Women of Sufism

The luminous presence of women who follow the Sufi Way—the mystical path of Islam—is brought to life here through their sacred songs and poetry, their dreams and visions, and stories of their efforts as they witness the Truth in many realms. These writings reflect the honor and respect for the feminine in the Sufi worldview, and they are shared in the spirit of inspiration and hope for the flourishing contributions of women to the spiritual development of humanity. Spanning the centuries, from the time of the Prophet Muhammad to the present day, the selections are by or about an array of Sufi traditions in different parts of the world, from Asia, Africa, and the Middle East to Europe and America—from beloved members of the Prophet's family to the mystic Rabi'a al-Adawiyya to the modern scholar Annemarie Schimmel. Biographical anecdotes and personal memoirs provide a glimpse into the experience of great saints and contemporary practitioners alike, while providing an introduction to the principles and practices of Sufism.

The Women of Karbala

Ritual Performance and Symbolic Discourses in Modern Shi'i Islam Kamran Scot Aghaie ... This line makes it clear that now two great women of Islam are involved in the welfare of women: Fatemeh al-Zahra as a role model, ...

The Women of Karbala

Commemorating the Battle of Karbala, in which the Prophet Mohammad's grandson Hosayn and seventy-two of his family members and supporters were martyred in 680 CE, is the central religious observance of Shi'i Islam. Though much has been written about the rituals that reenact and venerate Karbala, until now no one has studied women's participation in these observances. This collection of original essays by a multidisciplinary team of scholars analyzes the diverse roles that women have played in the Karbala rituals, as well as the varied ways in which gender-coded symbols have been used within religious and political discourses. The contributors to this volume consider women as participants in and observers of the Karbala rituals in Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, India, Pakistan, and the United States. They find that women's experiences in the Shi'i rituals vary considerably from one community to another, based on regional customs, personal preferences, religious interpretations, popular culture, and socioeconomic background. The authors also examine the gender symbolism within the rituals, showing how it reinforces distinctions between the genders while it also highlights the centrality of women to the symbolic repertory of Shi'ism. Overall, the authors conclude that while Shi'i rituals and symbols have in some ways been used to restrict women's social roles, in other ways they have served to provide women with a sense of independence and empowerment.

Women in Islam

This book shows how Islam has always considered women as inferior to men in every aspect: physically, intellectually, morally, and religiously.

Women in Islam

One of the most controversial issues of our time is the rights of women in the world in general and in Islam and Islamic law in particular. The issue, for example, of wearing the Burka (the Hijab) by Muslim women in public places, schools, and in courts has made it recently to the front covers of most newspapers and magazines. Some countries have already banned the Burka in public places; others are reluctant for fear of limiting freedom and multiculturalism. But, what happens to a western woman who goes to a Muslim country, such as Saudi Arabia, where Islamic law (the Sharia) is applied? Is she allowed to wear a mini-skirt or a dress of her liking in public places? Or, is she able to wear a bikini on the beach? Almost all Muslim scholars and writers, including women, have defended the position of women in Islam. While they draw their arguments on a very limited number of verses (Surah) in the Qur'an and Hadith, however, they take them out of their context in trying to prove that women under Islam are free and their human rights are protected. This book shows how Islam has always considered women as inferior to men in every aspect: physically, intellectually, morally, and religiously. Their demise and denial of their basic rights are God sanctioned laws that every Muslim follows, not just 'fundamentalists'. Indeed, the Qur'an remains for all Muslims, the uncreated word of God Himself. It is valid for all times and places; its ideas are absolutely true and beyond all criticism. To question it is to question the very word of God, and hence blasphemous. A Muslim's duty is to believe it and obey its divine commands ... blindly. This non-fiction book reveals the shocking truth about the real position of women in the Qur'an, the Hadith, in Islamic law (the Sharia) and how Islam is deeply anti-women. It reports the shocking truth of how women are denied their basic human rights in the Islamic law and ... in real life

Breaking Through the Stained Glass Ceiling

FIEDLER: But once you got into the Hajj, which is I believe a five-day experience, you were totally enveloped and inspired by the great women of early Islam. NOMAle We all talk about being sons and daughters of Abraham, but there are ...

Breaking Through the Stained Glass Ceiling

This lively and inspiring collection of interviews features the voices of the most important women religious figures of our time, addressing the theme of women’s emerging leadership within a variety of faith traditions.

The Scimitar and the Veil

"The Scimitar and the Veil is a history and overview of Muslim women and their great accomplishments.

The Scimitar and the Veil

"The Scimitar and the Veil is a history and overview of Muslim women and their great accomplishments. It portrays over fifty extraordinary Muslim women, from the birth of Islam in the seventh century CE through the nineteenth century, including the women who played a crucial role in Muhammad's life, as well as scholars of the Hadith, saints and mystics, queens and warriors, rebels and concubines, and outstanding poets, musicians, and storytellers." "Based on sources ranging from Swahili lore to Persian pageant plays to Muslim feminist writings to the explorations of Western scholars of Islam, The Scimitar and the Veil is written in a poetic, energetic, contemporary, and sometimes humorous style that will appeal to a broad range of readers."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Women Religion and Social Change

She is also a strong woman who fights for her husband's legitimate succession to the leadership of the Muslim community and for ... The three other great women Of Islam, Mary the mother of Jesus, Pharoah's daughter who cared for Moses, ...

Women  Religion  and Social Change

Women, Religion and Social Change focuses attention on the way in which women from a number of religious traditions have been able to bring about change and the manner in which religions have either facilitated or inhibited women’s participation in the process of change.

Nine Parts of Desire

An intimate portrait of the lives of modern Muslim women reveals how male pride and power have distorted the message of Islam to justify the subjugation of women and how a feminism of sorts has flowered in spite of repression

Nine Parts of Desire

An intimate portrait of the lives of modern Muslim women reveals how male pride and power have distorted the message of Islam to justify the subjugation of women and how a feminism of sorts has flowered in spite of repression

Shifting Allegiances Networks of Kinship and of Faith

Great Women of Islam Who Were given the Good News of Paradise. 1st ed. Riyadh: Darussalam, 2001. Ghadially, Rehana. “A Hajari (Meal Tray) for Abbas Alam Dar: Women's Household Ritual in a South Asian Muslim Sect.” The Muslim World 92, ...

Shifting Allegiances  Networks of Kinship and of Faith

What happens when Muslim women gather together at the mosque to read the Qur'an, learn, and pray? How does family loyalty interact with mosque attendance for women? This book explores the growing Muslim women's piety movement through looking at one women's program in a Syrian suburban mosque. Community models shape individual behavior. The place and power of blessing help define the boundaries between orthodox and popular Islam. Modesty and shame, feasts and fasting, purity and prayer, interact to shape daily life possibilities for women involved in the mosque program. At the same time, the growing accessibility of religious teaching for women allows them to take up new places of authority in the Muslim ummah. Women read the Qur'an not just for blessing, but for what it has to say to issues of daily female and family life. And the words of communal dhikr devotion offer a window into the worshippers' consciousness of God and of Muhammad, Prophet of Islam. This detailed examination of a women's mosque program places it within the wider contemporary movement of piety and da'wa (mission) in Islam, offering an insight into the forces that are shaping communities and countries today.

Women in Islam

An Anthology from the Qu'ran and Hadith Nicholas Awde. And whosoever performs righteous deeds, man or woman, and is a Believer, truly We shall give him a good life, and We shall give them their reward equivalent to the best of the deeds ...

Women in Islam

Collection of major references to women in the Quran and Hadiths, the two central Pillars of Islam on which Islamic legislation and social practice are based. Topics covered include Hygiene, Divorce, Marriage, Sex and Chastity, Inheritance, and Status and Rights.

Muslim Women in America

Muslim women living in America continue to be marginalized and misunderstood since the 9/11 terrorist attacks, yet their contributions are changing the face of Islam as it is seen both within Muslim communities in the West and by non ...

Muslim Women in America

Muslim women living in America continue to be marginalized and misunderstood since the 9/11 terrorist attacks, yet their contributions are changing the face of Islam as it is seen both within Muslim communities in the West and by non-Muslims.