Women in Islam

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Greenhaven Press's At Issue series provides a wide range of opinions on individual social issues. Each volume focuses on a specific issue and offers a variety of perspectives-eyewitness accounts, governmental views, scientific analysis, newspaper and magazine accounts, and many more-to illuminate the issue. Extensive bibliographies and annotated lists of relevant organizations point to sources for further research. Enhancing critical thinking skills, each At Issue volume is an excellent research tool to help ...

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Overview

Greenhaven Press's At Issue series provides a wide range of opinions on individual social issues. Each volume focuses on a specific issue and offers a variety of perspectives-eyewitness accounts, governmental views, scientific analysis, newspaper and magazine accounts, and many more-to illuminate the issue. Extensive bibliographies and annotated lists of relevant organizations point to sources for further research. Enhancing critical thinking skills, each At Issue volume is an excellent research tool to help readers understand current social issues and prepare reports.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780737749052
  • Publisher: Gale Group
  • Publication date: 10/29/2010
  • Series: At Issue Series: Religion
  • Pages: 128
  • Age range: 15 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 7

1 Women in Islam: An Overview Priscilla Offenhauer 11

2 Muslim Women Should Not Be Stereotyped Mona Eltahawy 19

3 Muslim Women Need Their Rights to Be Recognized Katha Pollitt 23

4 Western Women in Muslim Lands Lose Their Rights Judy Bachrach 27

5 Islam Favors Women Syafa Almirzanah 36

6 The Islamic Legal Code Harms Women M.A. Khan 46

7 The Qur'an Protects Women's Rights Khalida Tanvir Syed 56

8 Many Muslim Girls Endure Female Circumcision Thomas von der Osten-Sacken Thomas Uwer 61

9 Muslims Must Reject Violence Against Women Mohamed Hagmagid Ali 70

10 Muslim Women Are the Victims of Honor Killings Tarek Fatah 76

11 Muslim Women's Religious Dress Should Be Banned in Public Saira Khan 81

12 A Ban on Muslim Women's Religious Dress Is Discriminatory Human Rights Watch 86

13 Muslim Women's Religious Dress Is a Symbol of Liberation, Not Oppression Warina Sushil A. Jukuy 93

Organizations to Contact 98

Bibliography 103

Index 108

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