Inside the Gender Jihad

Inside the Gender Jihad : Women's Reform in Islam

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In 2005, Amina Wadud made international headlines when she helped to promote new traditions by leading the Muslim Friday prayer in New York City. In her provocative new book, /Inside the Gender Jihad/, she brings a wealth of experience from the trenches of the jihad to make a passionate argument for gender inclusiveness in the Muslim world. Knitting together scrupulous scholarship with lessons drawn from her own experiences as a woman, she explores the array of issues facing Muslim women today, including social status, education, sexuality, and leadership. A major contribution to the debate on women and Islam, Amina Wadud's vision for changing the status of women within Islam is both revolutionary and urgent.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 146 x 225 x 19mm | 467g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1851684638
  • 9781851684632
  • 386,119

Table of contents

Foreword by Professor Khaled Abou El Fadl


Introduction: Inside the Gender Jihad, Reform in Islam

1 What's in a Name?

2 The Challenges of Teaching and Learning in the Creation of Muslim Women's Studies

3 Muslim Women's Collectives, Organizations, and Islamic Reform

4 A New Hajar Paradigm: Motherhood and Family

5 Public Ritual Leadership and Gender Inclusiveness

6 Qur'an, Gender, and Interpretive Possibilities

7 Stories from the Trenches

Conclusion: Why Fight the Gender Jihad?


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Review quote

"Seen as a pioneering feminist, her last book, Inside the Gender Jihad: Women's Reform in Islam (2006) was partly an experiment in autobiography, and included details of the threats to her life in New York." * The Independent *
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About Amina Wadud

Dr Amina Wadud is professor of Islamic Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University. She is author of the influential Qur'an and Woman: Rereading the Sacred Text from a Woman's Perspective.
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