Beyond the Veil: Male-female Dynamics In Muslim Society by Fatema Mernissi

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By Fatema Mernissi

Edition note: version with new introduction.
Publish 12 months note: First released 1975
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"Required reading... " -- Elizabeth Fernea, The college of Texas at Austin

"If a reader have been to choose just one e-book so as to achieve perception into women's prestige and customers in Islamic society, this learn can be the single selected for its readability, honesty, intensity of data and thought-provoking qualities." -- Arab booklet World

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• 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 energy. Women’s oppression, she continues, is because of the political manipulation of faith by way of powerseeking, archaic Muslim male elites.

Mernissi explains in her e-book that early Muslim students portrayed ladies as competitive hunters who pressured males, decreased to susceptible hunted sufferers, to regulate girls by means of enforcing requisites resembling veiling, which restricted girls to the personal house. In her new advent, she argues that women’s invasion of the 500-plus Arab satellite tv for pc channels within the twenty-first century, as express anchors and movie and video stars, helps her conception that Islam as a faith celebrates woman energy. ‘A interesting book’ Scotland on Sunday ‘If a reader have been to choose just one publication that allows you to achieve perception into women’s prestige and customers in Islamic society, this examine might be the single selected for its readability, honesty, intensity of information and thought-provoking qualities.’ Arab publication international

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Who is there that asks of Me, that I may give to him? ” This tradition which I have transmitted appears in the Ía¢¨¢ of Muslim ibn al±ajjåj. seventeenth khabar (57) God, ever mighty and majestic is He, says: “If My servant intends a good deed, then I count it for him as a good deed, even if he does not carry it out. And if he does carry it out, then I count it for him as ten like unto it. And if he plans to do an evil deed, then I forgive him for it, as long as he does not carry it out. ” I have transmitted this tradition according to the Ía¢¨¢ of Muslim ibn al-±ajjåj.

God will reply: “O Muhammad, bring in those of your community who have nothing to account for through the Right Gate of the Gates of Paradise. ” 34 part one thirty-eighth hadith (38) ¡Abd al-Ra¢mån ibn ¡Awf reported: I entered the mosque and I saw the Messenger of God leaving. I followed him, walking after him without him noticing me. Shortly afterwards he went into a palm-grove, turned towards the qibla and prostrated. His prostration lasted such a long time as I waited behind him that I began to wonder if God had caused him to die.

He continues to beseech God for as long as He wishes him to. ” “No, I shall ask nothing else,” he replies, and he makes whatever commitments and pledges to his Lord, ever mighty and majestic is He, that God wants him to make. Then God averts his face from the Fire. ” God, ever mighty and majestic is He, will reply: “Did you not make a commitment? Did you not pledge that you would ask nothing else of Me other than that which I have already given to you? ” Then he makes whatever commitments and pledges God wants him to make, and God brings him up to the gate of Paradise.

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