Women and Gender in Islam

Historical Roots of a Modern Debate

Recommended by Murtaza Mohammad Hussain, and 1 others. See all reviews

Ranked #23 in Islam, Ranked #39 in Islamic History

Are Islamic societies inherently oppressive to women? Is the trend among Islamic women to appear once again in veils and other traditional clothing a symbol of regression or an effort to return to a “pure” Islam that was just and fair to both sexes? In this book Leila Ahmed adds a new perspective to the current debate about women and Islam by exploring its historical roots, tracing the developments in Islamic discourses on women and gender from the ancient world to the present.

In order to distinguish what was distinctive about the earliest Islamic doctrine on women, Ahmed first...

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