Majalis al-ilm

Reclaiming and Representing the Lives of Muslim Women

Par (auteur) Salima Bhimani
Catégories: Social Science
Éditeur: Mawenzi House
Hardcover : 9781894770057, 216 pages, Janvier 2003

Table des matières

Contents
1 Majlis al-Fattah The Opener
13 Majlis al-Wasi The All Embracing
19 Majlis al-Nisa The Women
55 Majlis al-Khabir The Aware
69 Majlis al-Bari The Evolver
83 Majlis al-Mujib The Responsive
107 Majlis al-Adl The Just
121 Majlis al-Mughni The Enricher
133 Majlis al-Muqsit The Equitable
147 Majlis ar-Rahim The Merciful
167 Majlis al-Basit The Expander
185 Majlis al-Hadi The Guide
191 Majlis al-Akhir The last

La description

Through lively provocative discussions (“sessions”), thoughtful analyses, and personal creative expression, nine young people from diverse backgrounds consider their lives a modern Muslim women in Canada. With the current view of Islam in vogue in the West, Muslim women have often been presented to the mainstream as victims and products of a misogynistic religion and of barbaric societies. Majalis al-ilm: Sessions of Knowledge counters these stereotypes with stories, views, and concerns that are complex and not simplistic. The women consider issues such as identity, gender, faith, and community. They probe the importance of Islam in their lives, and ask searching questions about its history and evolution.

“. . . provides a breath of life into contemporary understanding of the inner dimension of Islam. ”
Montreal Gazette

…a beautiful example of women’s epistemology in action that, without unduly essentialising men and women, acknowledges and accepts women’s ways of knowing, through narrative, experience and intuition. ”
The Muslim World Book Review

Reviews

". . . provides a breath of life into contemporary understanding of the inner dimension of Islam. " ?Montreal Gazette

?. ..a beautiful example of women's epistemology in action that, without unduly essentialising men and women, acknowledges and accepts women's ways of knowing, through narrative, experience and intuition. ?
?The Muslim World Book Review