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Muslim Women in America: The Challenge of Islamic Identity Today

Yvonne Yazbeck Haddad, Jane I. Smith, and Kathleen M. Moore


The treatment and role of women is one of the most discussed and controversial aspects of Islam. In this volume, three scholars of Islam survey the situation of women in Islam, focusing on how Muslim views about and experiences of gender are changing in the Western diaspora. It offers an overview of the teachings of the Qur'an and the Prophet Muhammad on gender, analyzes the ways in which the West has historically viewed Muslim women, and examines how the Muslim world has changed in response to Western critiques. The volume then centers on the Muslim experience in America, examining Muslim Ame ... More

Keywords: women, child custody, Islam, gender, Western diaspora, Qur'an, Prophet Muhammad, Muslim women, dress, marriage

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780195177831
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195177831.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Yvonne Yazbeck Haddad, author
Georgetown University
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Jane I. Smith, author
Hartford Seminary
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Kathleen M. Moore, author
University of California, Santa Barbara
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