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Inside the Gender Jihad

Women's Reform in Islam

Amina Wadud

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.

  • Publication date: June 30, 2006
  • ISBN: 9781851684632
  • RRP: £26.00
  • Pages: 304
  • Publication date: October 1, 2013
  • ISBN: 9781780744513
  • RRP: £19.00
  • Pages: 325

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

Amina Wadud

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.

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