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My Soul Is a Woman The Feminine in Islam

My Soul Is a Woman The Feminine in Islam
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  • ISBN-13: 9780826414441
  • ISBN: 0826414443
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Publisher: Continuum International Publishing Group, Limited

AUTHOR

Schimmel, Annemarie, Ray, Susan H., Schimmel, Annemarie

SUMMARY

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.Schimmel, Annemarie is the author of 'My Soul Is a Woman The Feminine in Islam', published 2003 under ISBN 9780826414441 and ISBN 0826414443.

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