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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
  • 395,845

Table of contents

1)Introduction: Inside the Gender Jihad, Reform in Islam


2)What's in a Name?


3)The Challenge of Teaching and Learning in the Creation of Muslim Women's Studies


4)Muslim Women's Collectives, Organizations and Islamic Reform


5)A New and Hajar Paradigm: Motherhood and Family


6)Public Ritual Leadership and Gender Inclusiveness


7)Quran, Gender and Interpretive Possibilities


8)Stories from the Trenches


9)Conclusion: Why Fight the Gender Jihad
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"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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"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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