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Women, Islam & Democracy — a Preface

“When I finished writing this book I had to come to understand one thing: if women’s rights are a problem for some modern Muslim men, it is neither because the nor the Prophet ,  nor the Islamic tradition, but simply because those rights conflict with the interests of a male elite.

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Reflections

A'isha bint Abi-Bakr: A Legacy Partially Told

Tradition has it that once the Prophet Muhammad had intended to marry a beautiful tribal woman. A’isha along with Hafsa prepared the bride for her wedding night, combing her hair and reddening her hands with henna. 1,016 more words