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Women and the Transmission of Religious Knowledge in Islam

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ISBN-10: 1107529816

ISBN-13: 9781107529816

Edition: 2015

Authors: Asma Sayeed

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Asma Sayeed's book explores the history of women as religious scholars from the first decades of Islam through the early Ottoman period (seventh to the seventeenth centuries). Focusing on women's engagement with ḥadīth, this book analyzes dramatic chronological patterns in women's ḥadīth participation in terms of developments in Muslim social, intellectual, and legal history. Drawing on primary and secondary sources, this work uncovers the historical forces that shaped Muslim women's public participation in religious learning. In the process, it challenges two opposing views: that Muslim women have been historically marginalized in religious education, and alternately that they have been…    
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Book details

List price: $35.95
Copyright year: 2015
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 5/21/2015
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 234
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Michael Cookis Cleveland E. Dodge Professor of Near Eastern Studies at Princeton University.  His publications includeMuslim Dogma(1981),The Koran: A Very Short Introduction(2000) and, most recently,Commanding Right and Forbidding Wrong in Islam(2001) which won the Albert Hourani Book Award as the year’s most notable book in Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies.  In 2002, Professor Cook was awarded a Distinguished Achievement Award by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Najam Haideris currently an Assistant Professor in the Religious Studies department at Franklin and Marshall College, where he teaches courses in Islamic studies and history.  He completed his PhD at…