Women and Islam

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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Fasting

Fasting

Ramadan has come and gone for another year. Gone are the long daylight hours without food or drink, the clogged traffic as everyone rushes for home before the evening break-fast,…

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Meanings of Shame

Meanings of Shame

Much has been written about the concepts of ‘shame’ and ‘honour’, and how they are manifest in different cultural contexts. As Westerners reading and writing in English, it is, however,…

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Beyond Veiled Clichés: the real lives of Arab women

Beyond Veiled Clichés: the real lives of Arab women

Title:               Beyond Veiled Clichés: the real lives of Arab women Author:           Amal Awad Publisher:     Vintage Books, 2017 Reviewer:     Louise Simon Clichés and stereotypes about Arab women…

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The Familiarity of Christmas?

The Familiarity of Christmas?

The build-up to Christmas was there on public display inside and outside shopping centres and in individual shops. Lights and decorations. Santas, snowmen, Christmas trees, tinsel. Christmas carols—both traditional religious…

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Pious Fashion: how Muslim women dress

Pious Fashion: how Muslim women dress

Title:               Pious Fashion: how Muslim women dress Author:           Elizabeth Bucar Publisher:     Harvard University, 2017 Reviewer:      Louise Simon   Pious Fashion: how Muslim women dress is an…

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Getting God’s Ear

Getting God’s Ear

Title: Getting God's Ear : Women, Islam, and Healing in Saudi Arabia and the Gulf Author: Eleanor Abdella Doumato Publisher: Columbia University Press, New York, 2000. Reviewed: Jo Bloggs Whilst…

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Community Rituals

Community Rituals

It was about 1pm, the time for Friday prayer, on Friday 18th March, 2005. The Muslim community lined up in orderly rows, following the leader in standing, bowing, prostrating, as…

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Life Transitions & Rites of Passage

Life Transitions & Rites of Passage

The room was full of women, with men also joining in on the edge of all the activity. In the centre the new baby, just a week old, was carefully…

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The Hidden Half

The Hidden Half

The Hidden Half By Stuart Robinson CHI-Books 2017 Reviewed by Moyra Dale Stuart Robinson states that he spent fourteen years in South Asia and since then has continued to travel…

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