By Fatema Mernissi
Edition note: variation with new introduction.
Publish 12 months note: First released 1975
"Required reading... " -- Elizabeth Fernea, The collage of Texas at Austin
"If a reader have been to pick just one e-book on the way to achieve perception into women's prestige and clients in Islamic society, this learn could be the single selected for its readability, honesty, intensity of information and thought-provoking qualities." -- Arab ebook World
• Does Islam as a faith oppress ladies?
• Is Islam opposed to democracy?
In this vintage examine, across the world well known sociologist Fatema Mernissi argues that women’s oppression isn't really as a result of Islam as this faith in reality celebrates women’s strength. Women’s oppression, she keeps, is because of the political manipulation of faith via powerseeking, archaic Muslim male elites.
Mernissi explains in her ebook that early Muslim students portrayed girls as competitive hunters who compelled males, diminished to susceptible hunted sufferers, to manage girls through implementing specifications reminiscent of veiling, which limited girls to the non-public area. In her new creation, she argues that women’s invasion of the 500-plus Arab satellite tv for pc channels within the twenty-first century, as exhibit anchors and movie and video stars, helps her thought that Islam as a faith celebrates girl strength. ‘A interesting book’ Scotland on Sunday ‘If a reader have been to choose just one e-book in an effort to achieve perception into women’s prestige and clients in Islamic society, this learn could be the single selected for its readability, honesty, intensity of information and thought-provoking qualities.’ Arab e-book global