My Soul Is A Woman

My Soul Is A Woman

by Annemarie Schimmel
     
 

An internationally acclaimed scholar, who has dedicated more than fifty years of her life to understanding the Islamic world.Annemarie Schimmel examines a much-misunderstood feature of Islam: the role of women. Schimmel is critical of those—especially Western feminists—who take Islam to task without taking the time to comprehend the cultures, language

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An internationally acclaimed scholar, who has dedicated more than fifty years of her life to understanding the Islamic world.Annemarie Schimmel examines a much-misunderstood feature of Islam: the role of women. Schimmel is critical of those—especially Western feminists—who take Islam to task without taking the time to comprehend the cultures, language, and traditions of the many societies in which Islam is the majority religion.Shattering stereotypes, Schimmel reconstructs an important but little-known chapter of Islamic spirituality. With copius examples, she shows the clear equality of women and meni nthe conception of the Prophet Muhammad, the Quran, the feminine language of the mystical tradition, and the role of holy mothers and unmarried women as manifestations of God.This work is studded with luminous texts from Arabic, Turkish, Persian, and particularly Indo-Muslim cultures, which reveal how physical love can give expression to the highest forms of mysticism.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826414441
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
02/25/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
194
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.41(d)

Meet the Author

Annemarie Schimmel was for many years a Professor of Indo-Muslim Culture at Harvard University and before that Professor of Islamic Studies at Ankara and Bonn. In 1995, she was the recipient of the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade.

Table of Contents

PrefaceIntroductionChapter1. Women and the Prophet2. Women in Sufism3. Women in the Quran and in the Tradition4. Woman or "Man of God": The Education of the Soul (nafs)5. The Old Woman6. The Mothers7. Woman as Manifesto of God8. The Brides of God9. Woman-Souls in Indo-Pakistani Poetry10. Sassi's Wanderings11. Sohni Mehanwal12. Oman MaruEpilogueBibliographyIndex

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