EDITION OF THE DEFINITIVE REFENCE WORK|
What does Islam really say about women?
Much of the answer may be found in this collection of major references to
women in the Qur'a'n and the Hadiths - the two holy writings on which Islamic
legislation and social practice are based. The role of women in Islam is a growing
area of study and this collection, drawing on the Sahih of al-Bukhari, fulfils
the need for a definitive resource which gathers together all the significant
source material on the subject and presents it in an accessible way.
indexed, the topics covered include hygiene, divorce, marriage, sex and chastity,
inheritance, and status and rights. Extensive notes help to explain the cultural
background of the first Muslims, including short biographies of the women of the
Prophet Muh.ammad's household. All this draws a vivid picture of the era in which
they lived - at the same time revealing an intimate portrait of the Prophet himself
and reinforces the central position of women in the Revelation of Islam
and its subsequent development up to the present.
by Bennett & Bloom, 2005