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Women in Islam: An Anthology from the Qur’an and Hadiths

Translated & edited by Nicholas Awde

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NEW EDITION OF THE DEFINITIVE REFERENCE WORK
What does Islam really say about women?
Much of the answer may be found in this collection of major references to women in the Qur’a’n and the Hadiths – the two holy writings on which Islamic legislation and social practice are based. The role of women in Islam is a growing area of study and this collection, drawing on the Sahih of al-Bukhari, fulfils the need for a definitive resource which gathers together all the significant source material on the subject and presents it in an accessible way.
Comprehensively indexed, the topics covered include hygiene, divorce, marriage, sex and chastity, inheritance, and status and rights. Extensive notes help to explain the cultural background of the first Muslims, including short biographies of the women of the Prophet Muh.ammad’s household. All this draws a vivid picture of the era in which they lived – at the same time revealing an intimate portrait of the Prophet himself – and reinforces the central position of women in the Revelation of Islam and its subsequent development up to the present.

– 256 pages

Published by Bennett & Bloom, 2005

WOMEN IN ISLAM

Contents

Table of transliteration
Introduction
Notes on the Selections

The Family of the Prophet
Hygiene Divorce
Widowhood and Death
The Day of Judgement
Heaven and Hell
Justice and the Law
Modesty and Clothing
Marriage
Prayer
Religion
Sex, Unlawful Sex and Chastity
Status and Rights
Travel
Inheritance
Family and Care
Property, Possessions and Wealth
Social Conduct
Mothers and Children
General
Islamic Women

Appendix 1: Further Selections from the Qur’an
Appendix 2: Women in the Qur’an
Appendix 3: Glossary of Names
Notes
References
Women in Islam: A Select Bibliography
Index
Index of Qur’anic Selections