Inside the Gender Jihad : Women's Reform in Islam, Paperback

Inside the Gender Jihad : Women's Reform in Islam Paperback

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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
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  • Category: Gender studies: women
  • ISBN: 9781851684632



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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.