- Series: Better Way of Living
- Paperback: 210 pages
- Publisher: White Knight Publications (September 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0978057023
- ISBN-13: 978-0978057022
- Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 6 x 0.6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,898,649 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Farzana Hassan has admirably filled the void with this volume that takes on the toughest issues in Islamic theology that challenge modernity, such as domestic abuse, the laws of inheritance, polygamy and matrimonial norms. The fulcrum of reform movements in Islamic societies is around contested notions of feminism. Scholars such as Riffat Hassan or Ghazala Anwar have paved the way for such a liberation theology in this regard but have not communicated their message to a popular audience in as prescient a fashion as this volume.
No doubt, this book will be controversial and has already been rejected by many mainstream clergy. However, reform movements frequently encounter such initial dissent and only through persistence can Islamic inertia be confronted from within the ranks of the Faithful. As a practicing Muslim, Farzana has greater legitimacy than many other scholars in this field and her voice is beginning to resonate beyond her Canadian base.
One can only hope that her efforts will not be co-opted by Islamophobes in the West nor become fodder for the conspiracy theorists within Islam.