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Excellent Daughters: The Secret Lives of Young Women Who are Transforming the Arab World

Excellent Daughters: The Secret Lives of Young Women Who are Transforming the Arab World

Title: Excellent Daughters: The Secret Lives of Young Women Who Are Transforming the Arab World Author: Katherine Zoepf Publisher: Penguin Random House LLC (2016) Reviewer: C. Hine Excellent daughters is,…

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The Making of a Salafi Muslim Woman: Paths to Conversion

The Making of a Salafi Muslim Woman: Paths to Conversion

Title: The Making of a Salafi Muslim Woman: Paths to Conversion Author: Anabel Inge Publisher: Oxford University Press, 2017 Reviewer: C. Hine Anabel Inge has spent a long period of…

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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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Hearing the voice of the other

Hearing the voice of the other

In her essay, ‘Can the Subaltern Speak’, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak argues that interventions under colonial rule, such as the abolition of the Hindu rite of sati, is a case of…

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Women, the seventh face of Islam?

Women, the seventh face of Islam?

I am indebted to the work of Dr John Azumah, who helps us recognise the diversity that there is in Islam. Through what he calls the ‘five faces of Islam’,…

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The Status of Muslim Women and the Gospel

The Status of Muslim Women and the Gospel

Some have described the plight and status of women today, and particularly in countries where they live under Islam, using words like gendercide, femicide, gender apartheid, a pandemic, war on…

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Women, Suffering, and the Messiah’s birth

Women, Suffering, and the Messiah’s birth

A few weeks ago I was with a Syrian family who had migrated to the west, an older woman with her daughter and son-in-law, and their small children. Like most…

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How much do I really love my neighbour?

How much do I really love my neighbour?

Muslims have been my friends for many years now and I have loved living and working with them for more than 30 years. I have not always understood and I…

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Contextualising Christian Faith in Encounters with Muslim Women

Contextualising Christian Faith in Encounters with Muslim Women

Miriam Adeney, in the preface to her book ‘Daughters of Islam’ asserts “… strategy decisions that affect women are made in ignorance” because while most Christians and mission leaders value…

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