The Status of Muslim Women in Medieval India

This book examines the economic, cultural, political and social positions of Muslim women in medieval India.

The Status of Muslim Women in Medieval India

This book examines the economic, cultural, political and social positions of Muslim women in medieval India. It explores the changes that took place with the advent of Arabs, Turks, Mongols, Tartars, Afghans and Persians whose customs and traditions influenced the existing Islamic society. Though Islam improved the position of women by instituting many reforms, the Islamic religious texts laid down the minutest code of conduct for women, the slightest deviation from which was considered irreligious. Such rigidity, coupled with the apathy of the ulemas, led to the weakening of position of women. The book goes on to show how the diktats of the Quran were subjected to many interpretations down the ages, affecting the status of women in various ways.

Muslim Girls Rise

Discover the true stories of nineteen unstoppable Muslim women of the twenty-first century who have risen above challenges, doubts, and sometimes outright hostility to blaze trails in a wide range of fields.

Muslim Girls Rise

Little Leaders meets Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls in this gorgeous nonfiction picture book that introduces readers to nineteen powerhouse Muslim women who rose up and made their voices heard. Long ago, Muslim women rode into battle to defend their dreams. They opened doors to the world’s oldest library. They ruled, started movements, and spread knowledge. Today, Muslim women continue to make history. Once upon a time, they were children with dreams, just like you. Discover the true stories of nineteen unstoppable Muslim women of the twenty-first century who have risen above challenges, doubts, and sometimes outright hostility to blaze trails in a wide range of fields. Whether it was the culinary arts, fashion, sports, government, science, entertainment, education, or activism, these women never took “no” for an answer or allowed themselves to be silenced. Instead, they worked to rise above and not only achieve their dreams, but become influential leaders. Through short, information-rich biographies and vibrant illustrations, Muslim Girls Rise introduces young readers to the diverse and important contributions Muslim women have made, and role models they may never have heard of before, but whose stories they will never forget.

Muslim Women in Transition

Delhi MANASAYAN Lowie, R.H. 1920 Primitive Society, New York : Harper, Menon, I. 1981 Status of Muslim Women in India, New Delhi : Uppal Publishing House Mitra, A.. Pathak, L.P. 1980 The Status of Women — Shift in Occupational ...

Muslim Women in Transition

With reference to western Uttar Pradesh.

Making Muslim Women European

The insights are relevant for today's challenges facing Muslim women in Europe. The text is illustrated with exceptional photographs.

Making Muslim Women European

This highly original book provides a social, cultural, and political history of Slavic Muslim women of the Yugoslav region in the first decades of the post-Ottoman era based on a study of voluntary associations (philanthropic, cultural, Islamic-traditionalist, and feminist). It is broadly held that Muslim women were silent and relegated to a purely private space until 1945, when the communist state "unveiled" and "liberated" them from the top down. After systematic archival research in Bosnia, Croatia, Serbia, and Austria, Fabio Giomi challenges this view by showing: 1) How different sectors of the Yugoslav elite (men and women, Muslims and non-Muslims), through association publications, imagined the role of Muslim women in post-Ottoman times, and how Muslim women took part in the construction or the contestation of these narratives. 2) How associations employed different means, such as private schools, scholarships, student dormitories, workshops, and festive happenings in order to forge a generation of "New Muslim Women" able to cope with the post-Ottoman political and social circumstances. 3) How Muslim women used the tools provided by the associations in order to pursue their own projects, aims and agendas.

Muslim Women from Tradition to Modernity

modernization compared to women in other communities. It is true that the Indian Muslims themselves are backward compared to other communities but while their men have been able to enjoy a fair share of the benefits accruing from the ...

Muslim Women from Tradition to Modernity


Status of Muslim Women in North India

Being a woman I was able to enter the jenana to observe to study the Muslim women from the closest range possible. An interview guide was used, while observation and participant observation techniques were also employed.

Status of Muslim Women in North India


Rethinking Muslim Women and the Veil

challenge and hopefully change, the idea that hijab 'is' necessarily an oppression for Muslim women. That some women experience hijab as oppressive is known, but the received wisdom about the veil (it is oppressive) fails to recognize ...

Rethinking Muslim Women and the Veil


Multi level Discrimination of Muslim Women in Europe

The close link which is supposed to unite Islam as a religious system, on the one hand, and the Muslim women's particular cultural and even national backgrounds, on the other hand, is only questioned by two rather different types of ...

Multi level Discrimination of Muslim Women in Europe


Muslim Women in the United Kingdom and Beyond

THE MIDDLE EAST AND THE ISLAMIC WORLD ISSN 1570-7628 1 . Sadiqi, E, Women, Gender and Language in Morocco. 2003. ISBN 90 04 12853 0 2. Jawad, H. and Benn, T. Muslim Women in the United Kingdom and Beyond: Experiences and Images. 2003.

Muslim Women in the United Kingdom and Beyond

The book explores experiences of Muslim women living predominantly in the United Kingdom, with contributions from other countries such as Australia, America and Sweden. Permeating themes include the impact of islamophobia and religious prejudice on the lives of Muslim living in diasporic situations.

Books In Brief Rethinking Muslim Women The Veil

This book also includes an extensive bibliography on topics related to Muslim women and the veil.

Books In Brief  Rethinking Muslim Women   The Veil

Until now the bulk of the literature about the veil has been written by outsiders who do not themselves veil. This literature often assumes a condescending tone about veiled women, assuming that they are making uninformed decisions choices about veiling makes them subservient to a patriarchal culture and religion. “Rethinking Muslim Women and the Veil” offers an alternative viewpoint, based on the thoughts and experiences of Muslim women themselves. This is the first time a clear and concise book-length argument has been made for the compatibility between veiling and modernity. Katherine Bullock uncovers positive aspects of the veil that are frequently not perceived by outsiders. “Rethinking Muslim Women and the Veil” looks at the colonial roots of the negative Western stereotype of the veil. It presents interviews with Muslim women to discover their thoughts and experiences with the veil in Canada. The book also offers a positive theory of veiling. The author argues that in consumer capitalist cultures, women can find wearing the veil a liberation from the stifling beauty game that promotes unsafe and unhealthy ideal body images for women. This book also includes an extensive bibliography on topics related to Muslim women and the veil.

Empowerment of the Indian Muslim Women

She was a progressive Nationalist Muslim lady who was concerned with the problems relating to the backwardness among the womenfolk , especially the Indian Muslim women . My father studied at Jubilee College , Lucknow and then went for ...

Empowerment of the Indian Muslim Women

This volume Presents 40 Sociological Case Studies of the Indain Muslim Feamles belonging to a corss-section of all the social class of the Muslim minority community-deprived and orphaned lowe class girls, and upper class highly successful Muslim entrepreneurs and professionals.

The World of Muslim Women in Colonial Bengal 1876 1939

The transition made by Muslim women occurred within the political and economic aegis of a colonial government and the cultural arc of the Bengal Awakening / Renaissance . The change was initiated by and on behalf of the small but ...

The World of Muslim Women in Colonial Bengal  1876 1939

This highly interesting book studies the cultural context of modernisation of middle-class Muslim women in late 19th and 20th century Bengal. Its frames of reference are the Bengal 'Awakening', the Reform Movements - Brahmo/Hindu and Muslim - and the Women's Question as articulated in material and ideological terms throughout the period. Tracing the emergence of the modern Muslim gentlewomen, the bhadramahila, starting in 1876 when Nawab Faizunnesa Chaudhurani published her first book and ending with the foundation in 1939 of The Lady Brabourne College, the book gives an excellent analysis of the rise of a Muslim woman's public sphere and broadens our knowledge of Bengali social history in the colonial period.

Price of Honor

Price of Honor brings to life a world in which women have become pawns in a bitter power game, and gives readers a provocative look inside Muslim society today—in their own words.

Price of Honor

A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK “Explains powerfully how Muslim women are affected by the rise of fundamentalism.”—Dan Rather In recent years, the expanding movement of militant Islam has changed the way millions think, behave, dress, and live, but nowhere has its impact been more powerfully felt than in its dramatic, often devastating effect on the lives of women. Award-winning journalist Jan Goodwin traveled through ten Islamic countries and interviewed hundreds of Muslim women, from professionals to peasants, from royalty to rebels. The result is an unforgettable journey into a world where women are confined, isolated, even killed for the sake of a “code of honor” created and zealously enforced by men. Price of Honor brings to life a world in which women have become pawns in a bitter power game, and gives readers a provocative look inside Muslim society today—in their own words.

Muslim Women Online

While issues surrounding Muslim women are common in the international media, the voices of Muslim women themselves are largely absent from media coverage and despite the rapidly increasing presence of Muslim women in online groups and ...

Muslim Women Online

While issues surrounding Muslim women are common in the international media, the voices of Muslim women themselves are largely absent from media coverage and despite the rapidly increasing presence of Muslim women in online groups and discussions, it is still a relatively unexplored topic.This book examines Muslim women in transnational online groups, and their views on education, culture, marriage, sexuality, work, dress-code, race, class and sisterhood. Looking at both egalitarian and traditionalist Muslim women's views, the author considers their interpretations of Islam and identifies a new category of holists who focus on developing the Islamic sisterhood. Drawing on detailed analysis of online transcripts, she highlights women's rhetorical techniques and the thorough knowledge of Islamic sources which they use to justify their points in online discussions. She details how in the online context, as opposed to offline interactions, Muslim women are much more willing to cross boundaries between traditionalist and egalitarian interpretations of Islam and women's Islamic rights and responsibilities and to develop collaborative interpretations with supporters of different views. Shedding light on a candid and forthright global community, this book is an important contribution to the debate on women in Islam, and as such will be of interest to scholars and students of Islamic studies, gender studies, media studies and the Middle East.

Asian Muslim Women

underscores the stereotyped perception of Muslim women as house-bound and veiled to show instead how Muslim women adapt to and contest existing norms in their societies through interrogation of dominant patriarchal discourses.

Asian Muslim Women

Presents multifaceted aspects of Asian Muslim women’s lives and agencies. This book resists the homogenization of Muslim women by detailing the diversity in their lives and by challenging the dominant paradigm of Arabized Islam as the sole interpreter of the faith. Though much has been written on the Middle East, there is a huge gap in research on Asia, which has two-thirds of the world’s Muslim population. These essays reveal that the lives of Muslim women are impacted not only by Islam but also by local politics, class, religion, and ethnicity. Through ethnographic research and other methodologies, the contributors describe how economic globalization, construction of sexualities, and diasporic expectations shape women’s lives. The book focuses on women’s negotiations and resistances to global, national, and local patriarchies in an attempt to empower themselves. “This book’s greatest strength is the diversity of its scope, both geographically and thematically, without reducing Muslim women to particular roles and/or identities.” — Bahar Davary, author of Women and the Qur’an: A Study in Islamic Hermeneutics

Women in Muslim Societies

Exploring the status, roles and contributions of Muslim women, not only in the Middle East, but also in Africa and Asia, the authors stress the importance of historical context, local customs, the policies that define their status, and the ...

Women in Muslim Societies

Exploring the status, roles and contributions of Muslim women, not only in the Middle East, but also in Africa and Asia, the authors stress the importance of historical context, local customs, the policies that define their status, and the opportunities or constraints they may experience.

Muslim Women s Choices

At the forefront of concerns over Islamic revivalism in different parts of the world is an abiding western interest in Muslim women. In the western mind, Muslim women all too often tend to conjure up 'a vision of heavily veiled, ...

Muslim Women s Choices

This volume counters the prevailing Western views and stereotypes of Muslim women - usually projected through male interpretations - by presenting a cross-cultural perspective of their experiences and choices in contemporary Muslim communities. The main theme running through these papers is the manner in which Muslim women consciously as well as unconsciously manipulate religious belief to negotiate their gender roles within the context of their lives.

Muslim Women Online

world with the Muslim woman, who holds a much higher, respected position in her society and who enjoys many more rights, granted her by Islam (Afshar 1998). At the same time, Muslim women's position is formulated instatic terms ...

Muslim Women Online

While issues surrounding Muslim women are common in the international media, the voices of Muslim women themselves are largely absent from media coverage and despite the rapidly increasing presence of Muslim women in online groups and discussions, it is still a relatively unexplored topic.This book examines Muslim women in transnational online groups, and their views on education, culture, marriage, sexuality, work, dress-code, race, class and sisterhood. Looking at both egalitarian and traditionalist Muslim women's views, the author considers their interpretations of Islam and identifies a new category of holists who focus on developing the Islamic sisterhood. Drawing on detailed analysis of online transcripts, she highlights women's rhetorical techniques and the thorough knowledge of Islamic sources which they use to justify their points in online discussions. She details how in the online context, as opposed to offline interactions, Muslim women are much more willing to cross boundaries between traditionalist and egalitarian interpretations of Islam and women's Islamic rights and responsibilities and to develop collaborative interpretations with supporters of different views. Shedding light on a candid and forthright global community, this book is an important contribution to the debate on women in Islam, and as such will be of interest to scholars and students of Islamic studies, gender studies, media studies and the Middle East.