Inside the Gender Jihad

Pages: 325
Subject: Religion: Islam
Imprint: Oneworld

Inside the Gender Jihad

Women's Reform in Islam

Amina Wadud

In this insightful study, Amina Wadud introduces the feminist movement in Islam and delves into its challenges, textual foundations in the Qur'an and its achievements.
Paperback
9781851684632 (30 Jun 2006)
RRP £14.99 / US$24.95

The Book

In 2005, Amina Wadud made international headlines when she helped to promote new traditions by leading the Muslim Friday prayer in New York City. In her provocative new book, /Inside the Gender Jihad/, she brings a wealth of experience from the trenches of the jihad to make a passionate argument for gender inclusiveness in the Muslim world. Knitting together scrupulous scholarship with lessons drawn from her own experiences as a woman, she explores the array of issues facing Muslim women today, including social status, education, sexuality, and leadership. A major contribution to the debate on women and Islam, Amina Wadud's vision for changing the status of women within Islam is both revolutionary and urgent.

Additional Information

Subject Religion: Islam
Pages 325
Imprint Oneworld

 

About the Author

Dr Amina Wadud is professor of Islamic Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University. She is author of the influential Qur'an and Woman: Rereading the Sacred Text from a Woman's Perspective.

Reviews

"Seen as a pioneering feminist, her last book, Inside the Gender Jihad: Women's Reform in Islam (2006) was partly an experiment in autobiography, and included details of the threats to her life in New York."

- The Independent