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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In order to end the sexual licentiousness and promiscuity that existed in pre-Islamic Arabia and in an effort to control paternity, Islam condemned all sexual relations outside marriage or ownership as zina, encouraging women and men to marry and labeling celibacy as the open door to temptations of all kinds.
Arab civilization being a civilization of the written word, the only point of view we have on this question is that of Abu Hurayra. One of the bases of the power of that community was the control of Judeo-Christian knowledge. Nevertheless, a Muslim expert has been able to say that the Prophet Muhammad excluded women from public life and relegated them to the household.
Fatima Mernissi, The Veil and the Male Elite
What grounds do they have for such a claim? Perhaps it was this event that Abu Bakra alluded to. This schism, which divided Mwle into two groups, each developing a different theory of politics and law, then subdivided and gave rise to subgroups, stirring up trouble and confusion: Upon his return from a journey to Syria, Khadija was so happy with their collaboration and so surprised by his rectitude which must have been a fairly rare quality that she proposed marriage to him.
There are some people whom I rejected as narrators of Hadith, not because they lied in their role as men of science by recounting false Hadith that mernisssi Prophet did not say, but just simply because I saw them lying in their relations with people, in their daily relationships that had nothing to do with religion.
Women fled aristocratic tribal Mecca by the thousands to enter Medina, the Prophet’s city in the severith century, because Islam promised equality and dignity for all, for men and fatimx, masters and servants. The suras revealed later leite Medina related to problems that the Prophet faced and to questions asked of him by the first Muslims. He wants to find there,” explains al-Jabiri in his book Nahnu wa al-tharwa We and Our Heritage”knowledge, rationality, progress, etc.
Sep 07, Amal Shoeib rated it did not like it. Inshe studied political science at the Sorbonne and at Brandeis University, where she earned her veiil. According to him, the famous ‘asr al-tadwin the era of putting the religious texts into writing was the elitee of an institutionalization of censorship. The sex act imposes a more elaborate ritual for the grown man and woman, and after menstruating the woman nlust wash her entire body according to a precise ritual.
It is like a dog who has been raised by someone veiil who, when grown, devours the one who has fed veio. What might Islam have become if ahd Jews had given their support to Muhammad? While I understand that Mernissi has to use Tge and Islamic teachings to argues for her point, I wasn’t too impressed.
When Neil Armstrong and his fellow astrol1auts walked on the m on July 20, I, they read to the millions watching them, including us Muslims, the first maoe of the Book of Genesis: First, we see religion call be used by all kinds of organizations in the modern world to promote money-nlaking projects; and second, since Islam is no more repressive than Judaism or Christiallity, there must be those who have a vested interest in blockillg women’s rights in Muslim societies.
Yet the religion of the Meccan prophet was not complicated. The mosques were veritable plenary assemblies where the leaders came to discuss with the people they governed the decisions to be taken in the conflict between tA’isha and tAli, and it must be pointed out after reading the minutes of those meetings that the people spoke up and merniesi to be informed about what was going on.
Days and days of indecision then followed. The suras chapters were composed of a number: However, very quickly the misogynistic trend reasserted itself among the fuqaha and gained the upper hand.
The multinational corporations are the incarnation of this new form of domination, in which the actors in the political game are no longer bound by spacial considerations. The “period of orthodoxy,” and especially its brutal end, is both symptom and symbol for an understanding of modern political violence in Muslim countries. It is our duty as good Muslims to refresh their memories.
He controlled neither the time of the revelations nor their length. But his caliphate ended in tragedy.
The veil and the male elite: a feminist interpretation of women’s rights in Islam
For Muhammad’s n10sque, unlike in other th, is not a building, a construction, but a perspective. They sounded to us very religious indeed, in spite of their spacesuits.
To call into question social, political, and sexual inequalities all at the same time is enough to make one’s head spin. It took me more than one month to finish the book.
And yet, though neither Christianity nor Judaism played an important role ill promoting equality of the sexes, n1illions of Jewish and Chistial1 women today enjoy a dual privilege – full hun1an rights on the one hand and access to an inspirational religious tradition on the other. I suppose I expected a feminist look at modern Muslim culture, and this book is really more a theological look at women’s rights and a historical look at how various verses of the Koran that are used to justify anti-feminist sentiments in Muslim cultures came to be included.
The Veil and the Male Elite: A Feminist Interpretation of Women’s Rights in Islam
Second year history student at university here. Verses like these from sura 52of which I only remember the rhythm, allowed me to escape the stern eye of Lalla Faqiha for hours at a time as I rocked back and forth.
They camouflage their self-interest by proclaiming that we can have either Islam or delllocracy, but never both together. Not only was he sapping the source of their prestige – access to the sacred, to Heaven, to the book revealed by God, to the prophets – but he was also using their own prophets, their own legends, their own knowledge, to constitute himself as a force that would dominate the world.
The idea of investment is itself a temporal idea; it follows the cycles of production, exchange, etc. That is our right, Malik Ibn Anas tells us. Abu Bakra was one of the notables of that city and, like all of them, in a difficult position. What could I have said to counterbalance the force of that political aphorism, which is as implacable as it is popular?