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Inside The Gender Jihad: Women's Reform in Islam Paperback – June 6, 2006
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The book is well organized and structured by giving various examples of the “gender jihad” in the the Quran and the need for it to be reinterpreted and refined to stay relevant and what it mean to be a Muslim woman in the post colonial globalized world. Her topic is extremely important and necessary in telling about the lives of Muslim women especially in the United States.
Inside the Gender Jihad can be read by just about anyone; however it is difficult to understand her intentions and some of her explanations without basic knowledge of Islam and the Quran itself. I found certain parts of the book were complicated and had to do some research of the Quran and Islamic terminology in order to fully understand her progressive Islamic philosophy. Amina Wadud is articulate and extremely knowledgeable in Inside the Gender Jihad and her goals are easily defined and achieved.Read more ›
In this volume, Wadud combines the both the blatant sexism and subtle micro-aggressions women experience daily, contextual historical perspectives, and her own experiences to create a clear, concise, moving call for greater discussion and dialogue surrounding gender justice in Islam (pg 4). Wadud points out that Islam is a lived religion. It is lived out by its followers and thus must be relevant to their lives. In other words, if a religion is so static that it cannot move and shift as the world changes, then it is not doing its job. (pg 2)
Sexism hurts men just as much as it hurts women and Muslim men are certainly no exception. This is especially, but not exclusively, true in the Muslim household, where men are typically not seen as legitimate caregivers for their children and women are exclusively relegated to that realm. This is, of course, a reality for much of the world as well.Read more ›
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Not a bad read but the author mixes her personal experiences
with academic which usually is not the norm.
All her works should be required reading for understanding women and Islam and the current populism support globally on women issues.Published on January 14, 2014 by Sherlon Smith