Qur’anic Interpretation

Hagar Poems

Hagar Poems

Title: Hagar Poems By: Mohja Kahf Published: University of Arkansas Press, 2016 Reviewed by Miriam Dale One of the things that makes poetry magical is the words that are left…

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Recovering the Female Voice in Scripture: Women and Silence

Recovering the Female Voice in Scripture: Women and Silence

Title of Book: Recovering the Female Voice in Scripture: Women and Silence Author: Georgina Jardim Publisher, Year: Routledge, 2016 (originally Ashgate, 2014) Reviewed by: Carol M. Walker If you are…

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‘Fire Cannot Harm It’: Mediation, Temptation and the Charismatic Power of the Qur’an

‘Fire Cannot Harm It’: Mediation, Temptation and the Charismatic Power of the Qur’an

Article Review: ‘Fire Cannot Harm It’: Mediation, Temptation and the Charismatic Power of the Qur’an Author: Travis Zadeh Published: Journal of Quranic Studies, Vol 10 Issue 2, 2008, pp. 50-72…

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It’s not about the burqa

It’s not about the burqa

Title of Book: It's not about the Burqa Edited by: Miriam Khan Published: Picador, 2019 Reviewer: Miriam Williams   This book answers the question: What does it really mean to…

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Muslima Theology

Muslima Theology

Title of Book: Muslim Theology: The Voices of Muslim Women Theologians Author: Ednan Aslan, Marcia Hermansen, Elif Medeni (eds.)  Published: Peter Lang Edition, 2013 Reviewer: C. Hine Muslima Theology is…

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Divine Words, Female Voices: Muslima Explorations in Comparative Feminist Theology

Divine Words, Female Voices: Muslima Explorations in Comparative Feminist Theology

Title of Book: Divine Words, Female Voices: Muslima Explorations in Comparative Feminist Theology Author: Jerusha Tanner Lamptey Published: Oxford University Press, 2018 Reviewer: C. Hine Divine Words, Female Voices is…

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Men and Women in the Qur’an

Men and Women in the Qur’an

Title of Book: Women and Men in the Qur’an Author: Asma Lamrabet Translator: Muneera Salem-Miurdock Published: Palgrave Macmillan, Cham 2018 Reviewer: C. Hine Asma Lamrabet’s exploration of gender in the…

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Women, Islam and Identity: Public Life in Private Spaces

Women, Islam and Identity: Public Life in Private Spaces

Title: Women, Islam and Identity: Public Life in Private Spaces Author: Svetlana Peshkova Publisher: Syracuse University Press, 2014 Reviewer: C. Hine Women, Islam and Identity adds to the growing body…

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Remembering Saba Mahmood: Re-understanding the Women’s Mosque Movement

Remembering Saba Mahmood: Re-understanding the Women’s Mosque Movement

Saba Mahmood, born in Quetta in Pakistan in 1962, died of pancreatic cancer on March 10th, 2018. She had gained her PhD in Anthropology from Stanford University in 1998 and…

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Purity – God’s picture of redemption in Jesus Messiah

Purity – God’s picture of redemption in Jesus Messiah

As I was visiting my Muslim friend in hospital, I noticed the Qur’an on her bedside table, and asked if she was reading from it. She shook her head: “I…

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