"A welcome addition to the study of women and Islam.... It deals with the subject of Islam in classical and modern times, the four different schools of Islamic law, and how these affect Muslim women.... A work of high quality." - Choice; "[This] precise and academic study focuses on the historical and legal context for reform, and the methodology and extent of contemporary legal trends, particularly in Egypt and Pakistan. He examines primarily family law, including the rights of women in marriage, divorce, and inheritance." - Library Journal
About the Author
John L. Esposito is director of the Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding at Georgetown University. He is editor-in-Chief of The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern Islamic World and author of Islam and Politics: Fourth Edition (also published by Syracuse University Press). Natana J. DeLong-Bas is a contributor to, and editor for, the Oxford Dictionary of Islam.