Women and Islam

Veils: Covering and Conversations

Veils: Covering and Conversations

One of the most confusing experiences I had as a teacher in universities in Southeast Asia was seeing some of my female students change their regular pattern of veiling or…

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Threading My Prayer Rug

Threading My Prayer Rug

Title: Threading My Prayer Rug: One Woman's Journey from Pakistan Muslim to American Muslim Author: Sabeeha Reman Publisher: Arcade Publishing NY 2016. Reviewer: M.Lim “Threading my Prayer Rug” is a…

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Maryam, Ruth & Esther: Naming sections of the Qur’an & Bible

Maryam, Ruth & Esther: Naming sections of the Qur’an & Bible

The last blog post offered an overview of women mentioned in the Qur’an and in the Bible. In this blog we focus more on the three women who give their…

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Women in the Qur’an and the Bible

Women in the Qur’an and the Bible

As Muslim and Christian women, who are the women we find present in our sacred texts as we read them? The Qur’an makes reference to a number of women also…

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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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God and Motherhood

God and Motherhood

Mother’s Day is celebrated throughout the world, and with particular focus in the Muslim world. Women are celebrated; gifts are given in acknowledgement of nurturing female relationships, whether to mothers,…

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Women in the Qur’an, Traditions and Interpretation

Women in the Qur’an, Traditions and Interpretation

Author: Barbara Freyer Stowasser Publisher: Oxford University Press, 1994 Reviewer: Deb Sugars Barbara Stowasser’s book is a challenging but very useful read. It may be helpful for Christians working with…

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Veil

Veil

Title:               Veil Author:           Rafia Zakaria Publisher:     Bloomsbury, 2017 Reviewer:      reviewed by Louise Simon Veil is a short and densely packed book in the ‘Object Lessons’ series,…

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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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The Nearness of God – Muslim Women’s Perspective & A Response (2)

The Nearness of God – Muslim Women’s Perspective & A Response (2)

In the previous blog we considered the dilemma some Muslim women face as they experience God’s nearness and it either contrasts with their theology of God or proves painful. As…

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