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The scimitar and the veil : extraordinary women of Islam

Author: Jennifer Heath
Publisher: Mahwah, N.J. : Hidden Spring, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Scimitar and the Veil is a history and overview of Muslim women and their great accomplishments. It portrays over fifty extraordinary Muslim women, from the birth of Islam in the seventh century CE through the nineteenth century, including the women who played a crucial role in Muhammad's life, as well as scholars of the Hadith, saints and mystics, queens and warriors, rebels and concubines, and outstanding  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographie
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jennifer Heath
ISBN: 1587680203 9781587680205
OCLC Number: 53330876
Description: xxiv, 465 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: "Paradise lies at the feet of the mothers." : in the beginning: women of the prophetate. Barakah --
Khadija bint Khuwaylid --
Asmaa bint Abu Bakr --
Hind bint Utba --
Fatima bint Muhammad --
Aisha bint Abu Bakr --
"That does not come from you, but from her behind the curtain." : scholars of the Hadith. Transmitters --
Traditionists --
"Be like wax and illumine the world. Be like a needle and work naked." : ascetics, saints, and mystics. Raiy'a bint Ismai'li --
Rabi'a al-Adawiyya --
Nafisa --
Jahanara --
"If you do not fall in battle, someone is saving you as a token of shame." : warriors and amazons. Umm Omara --
Khawlah bint al-Azwar al-Kindiyyah --
Shajarat al-Durr --
"Drink from this cup, then be gracious to her who sent it by paying a visit after sunset." : rebels and concubines. Aisha bint Talha --
Sukayna bint Husayn --
Umm Salama --
Khayzuran --
Amat al-Aziz --
Roxolana/Khurrem --
"Listening stirs the heart to see God." : musicians and dancers. Jamila al-Medina --
Olayya bint al-Mahdi --
"We have left the account to the Day of Accountings." : rulers, regents, queen mothers, and philanthropists. Zubaydah bint Ja'far --
Sitt al-Mulk --
Asma bint Shihab & Arwa bint Ahmed al-Sulayhiyya --
Radiyya --
Nur Jahan --VIII "To educate a woman is to educate the whole world ..." : tradeswomen and learned ladies. Nana Asmau --
"Enjoy life! Who cares what people say?" : poets. Al-Khansa --
Maisuna --
Laila al-Akhyaliyyah --
Hafsa bint al-Hajj --
Mihri Khatun --
Zeb-un-Nissa --
Leyla Hanym --
The five pillars of Islam.
Responsibility: Jennifer Heath.
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"The Scimitar and the Veil is a history and overview of Muslim women and their great accomplishments. It portrays over fifty extraordinary Muslim women, from the birth of Islam in the seventh century CE through the nineteenth century, including the women who played a crucial role in Muhammad's life, as well as scholars of the Hadith, saints and mystics, queens and warriors, rebels and concubines, and outstanding poets, musicians, and storytellers." "Based on sources ranging from Swahili lore to Persian pageant plays to Muslim feminist writings to the explorations of Western scholars of Islam, The Scimitar and the Veil is written in a poetic, energetic, contemporary, and sometimes humorous style that will appeal to a broad range of readers."--Jacket.

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