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The Veil and the Male Elite: A Feminist Interpretation of Women’s Rights in Islam. Fatema Mernissi, Author, Fatima Mernissi, Author Addison Wesley Publishing. The Veil and the Male Elite. A Feminist Interpretation of Women’s Rights in Islam. by Fatima Mernissi. translated by Mary Jo Lakeland. Title, The veil and the male elite: a feminist interpretation of women’s rights in Islam / Fatima Mernissi ; translated by Mary Jo Lakeland. Author, Mernissi, Fatima .

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The Veil and the Male Elite: A Feminist Interpretation of Women’s Rights in Islam

Library Locations and Hours. Convinced that the veil is a symbol of unjust male authority over women, in The Veil and the Male Elite elote, Moroccan feminist Fatima Mernissi aims to investigate the origins of the practice in the first Islamic community.

She is the author of more than eight fhe, including Dreams of Trespass: Muhammad was a chief of state who publicly acknowledged the importance of affection and sexuality. He was a polygynous husband whose wives were not just background figures but often shared decision-making with him.

According to Moroccan sociologist Mernissi Beyond the Veilthe founder of Islam asserted the equality of women, rejected slavery and envisioned an egalitarian society. Mernissi further claims that successive Muslim priests manipulated and distorted sacred texts, from anf seventh century onward, in an effort to maintain male privileges.

The veil and the male elite: a feminist interpretation of women’s rights in Islam

Mernissi, an internationally known Moroccan sociologist, endeavors to show that discrimination against women, so common in the Muslim world today, is not a fundamental vatima of Islam as many contemporary male Muslims would like us to believe. Her basic premise is that Islam is inherently egalitarian and, using extensive documentation from the Koran, the Hadith, and other Islamic historical commentary, Mernissi successfully proves her hypothesis.

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While doing so, she teaches the reader a great deal about Mohammed the man as well as the prophethis wives, his companions, and early Islamic society. Recommended for academic libraries and others with women’s studies or Middle East collections. In some predominantly Muslim countries like Turkey, which have established a tradition of secularism, women’s rights have come under increasing pressure from Islamists, who argue that such rights are alien to Islam and are the result of westernization that has weakened and undermined Islamic society.

Opponents of this thesis, especially some Muslim feminists like Mernissi, have begun to fight the Islamists with their own weapons the Quran and the traditions of the Prophet Muhammad to argue that Islam gave rights to women and never sanctioned their oppression. This essay by a Moroccan sociologist a brilliant analysis of classical Islamic sources undertaken in a historical context shows that the Prophet wanted to create an egalitarian society based on individual responsibility but that the male elite subverted his efforts to retain privileges sanctioned by pre-Islamic tribalism.

Fatima Mernissi, The Veil and the Male Elite

The author emphasizes that women, especially those in the Prophet’s household, played an active and creative role in the politics of the new society. Made accessible by a felicitious translation, this work will help to correct the widely held misconceptions about Islam and women and therefore deserves the widest audience.

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The veil and the male elite : a feminist interpretation of women’s rights in Islam

The veil and the male elite: Women in the Hadith. Summary Convinced that the veil is a symbol of unjust male authority over women, in The Veil and the Male EliteMoroccan feminist Fatima Mernissi aims to investigate the origins of the practice in the first Islamic community. Publisher’s Weekly Review Muhammad was a chief of state who publicly acknowledged the importance of affection and sexuality. Library Journal Review Mernissi, an internationally known Moroccan sociologist, endeavors to show that discrimination against women, so common in the Muslim world today, is not a fundamental tenet of Islam as many contemporary male Muslims would like us to believe.

Choice Review In some predominantly Muslim countries like Turkey, malw have established a tradition of secularism, women’s rights have come under increasing pressure from Islamists, who argue that such rights are alien to Islam and are the result of westernization that has weakened and undermined Islamic society. Preface to the English Edition p.

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