Beyond The Veil

Author: Fatima Mernissi
Publisher: Saqi
ISBN: 0863564798
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Beyond The Veil from the Author: Fatima Mernissi. Does Islam as a religion oppress women? Is Islam against democracy? In this classic study, internationally renowned sociologist Fatema Mernissi argues that women’s oppression is not due to Islam as this religion in fact celebrates women’s power. Women’s oppression, she maintains, is due to the political manipulation of religion by powerseeking, archaic Muslim male elites. Mernissi explains in her book that early Muslim scholars portrayed women as aggressive hunters who forced men, reduced to weak hunted victims, to control women by imposing requirements such as veiling, which confined women to the private space. In her new introduction, she argues that women’s invasion of the 500-plus Arab satellite channels in the twenty-first century, as show anchors and film and video stars, supports her theory that Islam as a religion celebrates female power. ‘A fascinating book’ Scotland on Sunday ‘If a reader were to select only one book in order to gain insight into women’s status and prospects in Islamic society, this study should be the one chosen for its clarity, honesty, depth of knowledge and thought-provoking qualities.’ Arab Book World

Dreams Of Trespass

Author: Fatima Mernissi
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 9780201489378
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Dreams Of Trespass from the Author: Fatima Mernissi. Relates the story of a woman born in a harem in Morocco, growing up with wise, funny, individualistic women, and creating a fantasy world from sheer imagination because the outside world was inaccessible

A Thousand Veils

Author: D. J. Murphy
ISBN: 1435705319
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A Thousand Veils from the Author: D. J. Murphy. When Fatima Shihabi, an Iraqi poet and journalist, learns she is marked for death by Saddam Hussein's secret police, she flees Iraq, evading Saddam's helicopters hunting her in the desert, only to discover that no other country will grant her asylum. Her flight from Saddam's vengeance, and the extraordinary efforts of Charles Sherman, a Wall Street lawyer, to save her life, is the subject of this gripping novel, inspired by a true story. How Fatima and Charles, bound by their common humanity, love for each other, and fate, manage to thwart Saddam and achieve redemption sends a powerful message to the post-9/11 world. Their story points the way toward eventual reconciliation and synthesis between Islam and the West. D.J. Murphy is a retired international lawyer, whose practice included representation of refugees seeking asylum in the United States. The author contributes ten percent (10%) of net royalties derived from this book to the United Nations High Commission on Refugees.

Fatima The Gracious

Author: Abu Muhammad Ordoni
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1312541652
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Fatima The Gracious from the Author: Abu Muhammad Ordoni. Biography of Lady Fatima (a), the daughter of the Prophet (s), her titles, family life, the birth of her children, verses of the Qur'an revealed in her favour, the event of the cloak, love of the Prophet (s) towards her, her dispute with Abu Bakr after his (s) demise, her knowledge and piety, and her death and its circumstances.

The Mirror Of Literature Amusement And Instruction

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The Mirror Of Literature Amusement And Instruction from the Author: . Containing original essays; historical narratives, biographical memoirs, sketches of society, topographical descriptions, novels and tales, anecdotes, select extracts from new and expensive works, the spirit of the public journals, discoveries in the arts and sciences, useful domestic hints, etc. etc. etc.


Author: Khalida Messaoudi
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 9780812216578
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Unbowed from the Author: Khalida Messaoudi. 2. The Islam of My Youth