Women’s Movements

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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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 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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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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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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Women and Christian Mission: ways of knowing and doing theology

Women and Christian Mission: ways of knowing and doing theology

Title: Women and Christian Mission: ways of knowing and doing theology Author: Frances S. Adeney Publisher: Pickwick Publications, 2015 Reviewer: Louise Simon This book is an empirical study based on…

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Dhikr: in the heart of faith

Dhikr: in the heart of faith

Constance Padwick, introducing her classic book Muslim Devotions, commented, “In Islam, as in any other faith, a stranger desiring not to remain a stranger could best feel the pulsing life…

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Women’s Credit Associations: Savings and Social Benefits

Women’s Credit Associations: Savings and Social Benefits

As I sat in women’s literacy classes in Egypt, I would watch as the women put in money, small amounts which were carefully noted down against their name: and then…

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Feminism, Muslimahs and Christians: (Where) Do They Meet?

Feminism, Muslimahs and Christians: (Where) Do They Meet?

‘Feminism’. It’s not a neutral word! Women may embrace it, whisper it or repudiate it. During the past century or more, its meaning has shifted. And over the four different…

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Breaching the Divide of Islam: Muslim Women at the Margins

Breaching the Divide of Islam: Muslim Women at the Margins

What do Muslim women who advocate for a radical reinterpretation of Islam, Muslim women of the piety movement, and Muslim women activists for social change have in common? They invite…

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