Women in Islam

Women in Islam

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Women in Islam investigates the ongoing debate across the Muslim world and the West on the position of women in Islam. Anne-Sofie Roald focuses on how Islamic perceptions of women and gender change in Western Muslim communities. She shows how Islamic attitudes towards social concerns such as gender relations, female circumcision, and female dress emerge as responsive to culture and context, rather than rigid and inflexible.The question to ask is whether Badawi would have been just as outspoken in an Arabic-speaking context? ... For instance, if a woman is a learned person and her husband is totally ignorant of Islam, she might lead the prayer at least for aanbsp;...

Title:Women in Islam
Author:Anne-Sofie Roald
Publisher:Routledge - 2003-09-02


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