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A history of islam in 21 women.

Author: Hossein Kamaly
Publisher: London : Oneworld, 2019.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book provides an insight into the history of islam through the life histories of twenty-one women. It is a journey around the globe beginning in seventh century until now, from Arabia to Spain, Egypt to Russia, Iran to the United States and other countries. The book includes biographical sketches of e.g. prophet Muhammad's daughter Fatima (ca. 612-633), queen Arwa of Yemen (ca. 1050-1138), Sayyida al-Hurra of  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hossein Kamaly
ISBN: 9781786076434 1786076438
OCLC Number: 1200354295
Notes: lit. : index.
Description: VIII, 261p. : ill. ; .. cm.
Contents: Introduction 1 Khadija (ca. 560-619): The First Believer2 Fatima (ca. 612-633): Prophet Muhammad's Flesh and Blood3 Aisha (ca. 615-678): "Get Half of Your Religion From Her"4 Rabia al-Adawiyya (ca. 717-801): The Embarrassment of Riches, and its Discontents5 Fatima of Nishapur (ca. 1000-1088): Keeper of the Faith6 Arwa of Yemen (ca. 1050-1138): The Queen of Sheba Redux7 Terken Khatun (ca. 1205-1281): Doing Well and Doing Good8 Shajara'-al-Durr (d. 1257): Perils of Power, Between Caliphs and Mamluks9 Sayyida al-Hurra of Tetouan (ca. 1492 -ca. 1560): The Free Queen10 Pari Khanum (1548-1578): A Golden Link in the Safavid Chain of Command11 Nur Jahan (1577-1645): Light of the World12 Safiye Sultan (ca. 1550-ca. 1619): A Mother of Many Kings13 Tajul-Alam Safiatuddin Syah (1612-1675): Diamonds Are Not Forever14 Tahereh (ca. 1814-1852): Heroine or Heretic?15 Nana Asmau (1793-1864): Jihad and Sisterhood16 Mukhlisa Bubi (1869-1937): Educator and Jurist17 Halide Edip (ca. 1884-1964): Author of the New Turkey18 Noor Inayat Khan (1914-1944): The Anxiety of Belonging19 Umm Kulthum (ca. 1904-1975): Lodestar of Union20 Zaha Hadid (1950-2016): Curves in Glass and Concrete21 Maryam Mirzakhani (1977-2017): The Princess of Mathematics AfterwordNotesFurther ReadingBibliographyAcknowledgmentsIndex

Abstract:

This book provides an insight into the history of islam through the life histories of twenty-one women. It is a journey around the globe beginning in seventh century until now, from Arabia to Spain, Egypt to Russia, Iran to the United States and other countries. The book includes biographical sketches of e.g. prophet Muhammad's daughter Fatima (ca. 612-633), queen Arwa of Yemen (ca. 1050-1138), Sayyida al-Hurra of Tétouan (ca. 1492-ca. 1560), allied spy Noor Inayat Khan (1914-1944) and architect Zaha Hadid (1950-2016).

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'Here in all their gutsy glory are women whose voices have not received the prominence that is their due within the story of Islam... A History of Islam in 21 Women is an act of reclamation on Read more...

 
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