A History of Islam in 21 Women

Pages: 272
Subject: History, Biography, Religion: Islam
Imprint: Oneworld

A History of Islam in 21 Women

Hossein Kamaly

The story of Islam as never presented before, through the lives of twenty-one remarkable women
9781786076434 (26 Sep 2019)
RRP £14.99 / US$24.95

The Book

Beginning in seventh-century Mecca and Medina, A History of Islam in 21 Women takes us around the globe, through eleventh-century Yemen and Khorasan, and into sixteenth-century Spain, Istanbul and India. From there to nineteenth-century Persia and the African savannah, to twentieth-century Russia, Turkey, Egypt and Iraq, before reaching present day London.

From the first believer, Khadija, and the other women who witnessed the formative years of Islam, to award-winning mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani in the twenty-first century, Hossein Kamaly celebrates the lives and groundbreaking achievements of these extraordinary women in the history of Islam.

Additional Information

Subject History, Biography, Religion: Islam
Pages 272
Imprint Oneworld


About the Author

Hossein Kamaly is Associate Professor of Islamic Studies at Hartford Seminary. A scholar of the Middle East, focusing on the history of ideas, he has previously taught at Barnard College and Columbia University, and is the author of God and Man in Tehran. He lives in Larchmont, New York.