Secrets Behind the Burqa

Secrets Behind the Burqa


By (author) Rosemary Sookhdeo

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  • Publisher: Isaac Publishing
  • Format: Paperback | 145 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 221mm x 10mm | 249g
  • Publication date: 1 December 2008
  • Publication City/Country: McLean
  • ISBN 10: 0978714148
  • ISBN 13: 9780978714147
  • Edition: New edition
  • Edition statement: New edition
  • Sales rank: 291,890

Product description

This book goes behind the scenes into the lives of Muslim women and reveals a secret world that is unknown to outsiders. It shows how their lives are very different from those of Western women and reveals the tensions and stresses that Muslim women often face within their families and societies. The author describes how the little understood concepts of honour and shame can oppress and endanger women, and how arranged and forced marriages can be life-threatening situations.

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Author information

Rosemary Sookhdeo was born in New Zealand where she qualified as a pharmacist. She came to Britain to study at London Bible College where she met her husband Patrick. Later she went on to do post-graduate theological studies at Oxford University. They took over a very large derelict site in the East End of London and she was fully involved in the church planting, pastoral and training ministry for 23 years and was where they started the Barnabas Fund. She is the author of three books.

Table of contents

Introduction, Chapter 1: Women and society, Chapter 2: What Islam says about women, Chapter 3: Understanding the concept of honour and shame, Chapter 4: Islamic marriage in the west, Chapter 5: Muslim women in the west, Chapter 6: The veil, Chapter 7: Contextualisation and Islam, Chapter 8: Conclusion, References, Subject index by chapter, Epilogue.