Inside the Gender Jihad : Women's Reform in Islam Paperback
by 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.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 325 pages
- Publisher: Oneworld Publications
- Publication Date: 30/06/2006
- Category: Gender studies: women
- ISBN: 9781851684632
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Review by heina
Wadud takes an interesting and novel approach to Islamic theology and grounds her arguments in Islamic terms, but ultimately, her argument is based on a single verse from the Quran, khalifah or agency. Unfortunately, most Muslims would not accept her arguments as valid; furthermore, she glosses over or completely ignores much of the built-in Islamic misogyny.