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Books on Women in Islam
My Soul is a Woman: The Feminine in Islam
"Examining sacred texts and social conventions important to muslim women."
Faith and Freedom: Women's Human Rights in the Muslim World (Gender, Culture, and Politics in the Middle East)
"Providing a wonderful foundation for understanding the cultural norms which allow human rights violations to occur, and the foreign policy implications which allow them to go unnoticed."
Windows of Faith: Muslim Women Scholar-Activists of North America (Women and Gender in Religion)
"Offering a realistic view of daily life as told by Muslim women themselves."
The Veil And The Male Elite: A Feminist Interpretation Of Women's Rights In Islam
"The author's work stands as a manifesto for Muslim women who strive for even basic human rights."
Nine Parts of Desire: The Hidden World of Islamic Women
"An excellent starter for those interested in the daily lives of Muslim women in different countries."
Islam, Gender, and Social Change (Meridian)
"Essays collected in this book offer case studies of the lives of women in Muslim societies from North Africa to Southeast Asia."
Beyond the Veil, Revised Edition: Male-Female Dynamics in Modern Muslim Society
"Covering aspects of relationships between males and females, as well as societal positions women take in a Muslim society."
Women and Gender in Islam: Historical Roots of a Modern Debate
"Detailing traditions involving women in Islam."
Feminism and Islamic Fundamentalism: The Limits of Postmodern Analysis
"Exploring a variety of issues important to Muslim women."
Woman in the Muslim Unconscious.
"Explaining doctrinal support by which Muslim men justify their treatment of women in Islam."
Unbowed: An Algerian Woman Confronts Islamic Fundamentalism (Critical Authors and Issues)
"A series of conversations between the journalist Elisabeth Schemla and the Algerian feminist Khalida Messaoudi."
Nadia, Captive of Hope: Memoir of an Arab Woman (Foremother Legacies)
"A remarkable and fascinating document about a woman's role in a Muslim family and her will to overcome both personal and political tragedies."
Behind the Burqa: Our Life in Afghanistan and How We Escaped to Freedom
"Exploring the women's rights movement in Afghanistan."
My Forbidden Face: Growing Up Under the Taliban: A Young Woman's Story
"Story of a 16 year old girl who comes of age during Taliban rule."
Zoya's Story: An Afghan Woman's Struggle for Freedom
"True story of a woman and her work in the underground women's rights movement."
The Women of Afghanistan Under the Taliban
"This work addresses the religion, revolution, and national identity of Afghan women and places them within their gender-political and religious-political roles."
Veiled Courage: Inside the Afghan Women's Resistance
"Story of women who smuggled families to safety, moved survivors of massacres 'out of killing zones' and secretly photographed beatings, torture, and executions."
Unveiled: Voices of Women in Afghanistan
"Story of Afghan women who risked their safety by speaking to and being photographed by the author because they felt that the outside world needed to know their stories."
Princess: A True Story of Life Behind the Veil in Saudi Arab
"Written by a member of the Saudi royal family whose memoir documents the suffocating sexism that pervades Saudi Wahhabi society."
Arab Women: Between Defiance and Restraint
"Helpful in understanding the stereotypes and misunderstandings Arab and Western women have of each other."
Women, Work and Islamism: Ideology & Resistance in Iran
"Outlining the adverse impact of state, economy, and religion on women in Iran."
Rage Against the Veil: The Courageous Life and Death of an Islamic Dissident
"After the author's sister burned herself to death in Tehran Square in protest, she investigated and ultimately brought her sister's story to the outside world."
Women and the Koran: The Status of Women in Islam
"This author explains Koranic justifications for the treatment of women in Islam."
Women and Islam in Bangladesh: Beyond Subjection and Tyranny
"Enlightening the outside world on the tragic state and horrific treatment of Muslim women in India."
Status of Women in Islam
"An Islamic Judge explains why Islam's harsh treatment of women under Islamic Law is really for the woman's own good."
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