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By Fatema Mernissi

Edition note: variation with new introduction.
Publish yr note: First released 1975
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"Required reading... " -- Elizabeth Fernea, The collage of Texas at Austin

"If a reader have been to pick just one e-book so one can achieve perception into women's prestige and customers in Islamic society, this examine can be the only selected for its readability, honesty, intensity of data and thought-provoking qualities." -- Arab publication World

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• Does Islam as a faith oppress girls?
• Is Islam opposed to democracy?

In this vintage research, across the world popular sociologist Fatema Mernissi argues that women’s oppression isn't really because of Islam as this faith in truth celebrates women’s energy. Women’s oppression, she keeps, is because of the political manipulation of faith by means of powerseeking, archaic Muslim male elites.

Mernissi explains in her booklet that early Muslim students portrayed ladies as competitive hunters who compelled males, lowered to susceptible hunted sufferers, to manage ladies via implementing requisites comparable to veiling, which restrained ladies to the non-public house. In her new creation, she argues that women’s invasion of the 500-plus Arab satellite tv for pc channels within the twenty-first century, as exhibit anchors and movie and video stars, helps her idea that Islam as a faith celebrates woman strength. ‘A attention-grabbing book’ Scotland on Sunday ‘If a reader have been to choose just one ebook which will achieve perception into women’s prestige and clients in Islamic society, this examine may be the only selected for its readability, honesty, intensity of information and thought-provoking qualities.’ Arab e-book global

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This would seem to rule out jihad. According to Ibn Abí Zar‘, the Lemtuna dynasty collapsed by the beginning of the tenth century from internal weakness but also from an exhausting external conflict with Ghana. This left Ghana the dominant power in the region. Taking advantage in 990 ad of internal dissension, the ruler of Ghana captured Awdaghast to end the dominance of the Sanhája. Awdaghast was an important commercial entrêpot and a nerve center of trans-​Saharan trade with Ghana, the land of gold.

With striking linear dunes hugging the entire coastline in southern Africa, the Namib Desert, an estimated 43 million years old, is reckoned to be the world’s oldest desert and, by some, the finest. The West Africa region covered by this study is contiguous with the northern horizontal rectangle, an area of religious and cultural life with which it has had long-​standing contact. The geometrical arrangement of the continent’s land mass explains the history of culture contact between North Africa and southwest Asia, as is evident from the course of trans-​Saharan traffic and, in subsequent centuries, the rise of Islam in Arabia and its spread within a generation to Egypt and North Africa.

19 But difference does not mean fragmentation, and change is not incoherence. The Muslim pacifist tradition is one example of how, involved in a complex and dynamic spiritual exchange with its African ideas of accommodation and coexistence, Islam became appropriated in ways that helped to unify it with the Islam of Arabia. This accommodation was not syncretism, since the idea that Islam is prescribed by the Qur’an was not overlooked or rejected despite extensive borrowing from African customs.

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