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Importance of a son

Importance of a son

(This blog is an excerpt from Vivienne Stacey’s book ‘Women in Islam’, published in 1995. It is used with permission from Interserve GBI.) Quoting from the unpublished manuscript of a…

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Say what your longing heart desires

Say what your longing heart desires

Title of Book: Say What Your Longing Heart Desires: Women, Prayer and Poetry in Iran Author: Niloofar Haeri Published: Stanford University Press, 2021 Reviewer: C. Hine How do women seeking…

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Standing Alone: An American Woman’s Struggle for the Soul of Islam

Standing Alone: An American Woman’s Struggle for the Soul of Islam

  Standing Alone: An American Woman’s Struggle for the Soul of Islam, by Asra Q. Nomani. Harper One 2006. Reviewed by Moyra Dale   This is not a new book:…

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RAHAB: Who are you?

RAHAB: Who are you?

"I have 3 different Instagram accounts," said Ika, a young entrepreneur who wears a hijab. "On Instagram A I become a devout Muslim, on Instagram B I become a tough…

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Prayer

Prayer

Everyone says, ‘I will pray about that’, or asks ‘please pray about that for me’. But what does that really mean? Sometimes it is just a pious but empty expression.…

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The Power of Breast Milk

The Power of Breast Milk

“Can you come and squirt some of your breast milk into our nephew’s eyes? He’s got sore eyes, and it will help them.” At the time I was asked, I…

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Life Stages, Rites and Rituals

Life Stages, Rites and Rituals

The following are excerpts from the When Women Speak... booklet 'Life Stages and Rites of Passage for Muslim Women', written by Louise Simon, compiling the learning from the I-view courses.…

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Suckling: Kinship More Fluid

Suckling: Kinship More Fluid

Suckling: Kinship More Fluid, by Fadwa El Guindi. Routledge, 2020. Reviewed by Moyra Dale This book is an anthropological discussion of kinship, and the place that breastfeeding contributes to it,…

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Women Who Risk

Women Who Risk

Women Who Risk By Tom and JoAnn Doyle, with Greg Webster W Publishing Group (Thomas Nelson) 2021 Reviewed by Moyra Dale   This book tells the stories of eight Middle…

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People of Peace / Gatekeepers

People of Peace / Gatekeepers

Jesus said to her, “You’re right! You don’t have a husband - for you have had five husbands, and you aren’t even married to the man you’re living with now.”…

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