One of the great feminists of all time, Mernissi exposes the hidden mysogyny of many beloved Islamic customs. Read morePublished 6 months ago by L. Adams
Topics of such nature are sensitive and are used by people, who like to denounce Islam and theocratic religions in general, to put forward evidence that they are right [and they... Read morePublished on June 2, 2012 by UL
The author has a hard time understanding Islam due to her agenda being feminism. That's as much as you there is to it. Read morePublished on January 2, 2012 by Dale Gribble
"How did the tradition succeed in transforming the Muslim woman into that submissive, marginal creature who buries herself and only goes out into the world timidly and huddled in... Read morePublished on January 2, 2012 by Iman Abdullah
The author may know feminism well, but unfortunately not Islam. A feminist undoing of Islam based upon deception and trickery would be more accurate of a title. Read morePublished on July 1, 2010 by A.Z.
This book is extremely informative. I learned so much and she explains how Mernissi checked the reliability of the hadiths. Read morePublished on September 23, 2006 by L. Y. Mabrouk
The central thesis of this book is relatively straightforward. That is that the original intent and context of many parts of the Qur'an and teachings of the Prophet have been... Read morePublished on September 19, 2006 by Lee L.
I have to reiterate: the reveiwers which condemn this book because they don't agree with it are crazy. If you buy one book on Islam, let this be it. Read morePublished on April 30, 2005 by Static
Fatima Mernissi's careful research is fascinating and challenging. Here is a brilliant Muslim woman on a quest to separate the wheat from the chaff in her tradition. Read morePublished on November 7, 2004 by Brian Griffith