Lifting the Veil: the World of Muslim Women

Lifting the Veil: the World of Muslim Women

by Dr. Phil Parshall, Julie Parshall

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Overview

Secluded from the eyes of anyone but family members, Muslim women live under a system of tradition, rites and rituals that favor men above women. "A man loves first his son, then his camel and then his wife," says an Arab proverb. Phil and Julie Parshall understand the issues, heartaches and dangers facing Muslim women today, having lived among them for more than four decades. They bring a sensitive perspective to this thoughtful, yet sobering book that examines the controversy of female circumcision and proof of virginity, the heartache of arranged marriages, divorce, polygamy and the status of women living in a male dominated world. This book will not provide you with easy answers but will prompt you to begin praying for these "daughters of Ishmael," and give you sensitive awareness to life behind the veil.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781884543678
Publisher: Authentic Media
Publication date: 04/28/2003
Pages: 283
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Dr. Phil and Julie Parshall began their mission service in a Muslim community in Bangladesh. Here they settled down for twenty years, borrowing and lending cups of sugar, observing weddings, family quarrels and funerals, having their own baby and finding their baby-sitters from among their neighbors. Now Phil and Julie are ministering among 30,000 Muslims in a Manila slum.

Table of Contents

Foreword9
Introduction11
Chapter 1Muhammad and Women19
Chapter 2Fundamentalism37
Chapter 3The Veil55
Chapter 4Modernity71
Chapter 5Heaven and Hell87
Chapter 6Folk Practices101
Chapter 7Circumcision119
Chapter 8Sex131
Chapter 9Marriage and Polygamy149
Chapter 10Married Women169
Chapter 11Mothers and Their Children187
Chapter 12Divorce197
Chapter 13Western Converts to Islam211
Chapter 14Witness and Conversion225
Chapter 15Discipleship247
Chapter 16The Path Ahead265
Bibliography269

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dk_phoenix on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is a basic read on Islam and Muslim women, written by a couple who has spent most of their lives working with Muslims. Their role was within a Christian organization, and they provided social assistance, teaching, and filled needs of Muslims wherever they happened to be. They made many mistakes along the road, which they include in the book, but they also learned a lot about Muslim women and their lives. There's not a whole lot here that can't be gleaned from other books about women in Islam, but it's a decent read and I appreciate the authors' hard work in the field and dedication to social justice.