Unit 1 Assignments
Women in Islam and the Middle East
31 April 2014
Historical Background Summary/Critique
The first chapter we were required to read was a nice ease into the Islamic world.
This chapter introduced some basic information abou
R: According to Walther, why would courtiers educate slave girls/women?
Catering to courtiers spoiled tastes
R: What did Ibn Qayyim al-Jauziyya argue concerning marriage?
Both husbands and wives have rights to sexual satisfaction and sex is the hig
n about 610 AD, when he was some forty years of age, the merchant
Mohammed, from an impoverished branch of the Qoraysh, the main
tribe of the Arab trading city of Mecca, had a vision. His subsequent
interpretation of this vision, whi
Ijtihad and Pluralism
Questions to keep in mind:
- What role did the Quran and the Sunnah play in creating or preventing diversity?
-What are the major legal schools of thought in Islamic Civilization?
- Which schools & sects exist today? Where?
Quiz 1 Questions
What is true about Muhammads wife Khadija?
Choose two acts that are obligatory for Muslims.
Why are there traditionally no decorative figures in mosques or copies of the Qur'an?
According to the "Women in Islamic History" article, who wer
L: Christian women never wear the hijab.
R: Feminism is a completely foreign concept to Arab countries.
R: According to Afshar, Aitken, and Franks, women understand the demands of politicized
radical Islam differently than men
Islam Midterm Review
To form a generalization from observations is to use:
What is the belief and practice in which Muslims seek to know God through spiritual
Why does Leila Ahmed (in the article Women and the Adven
Women in Islamic Law of Inheritance
During pre-Islamic times, the Arabs passed their wealth to able men who could
protect their honor and their family. It was a common practice then for men to enter
into agreements with other men, assuming they lack
C h a n d r a Ta l p a d e M o h a n t y
Under Western Eyes Revisited: Feminist Solidarity
through Anticapitalist Struggles
at the urging of a number of friends and with some
trepidation, revisiting the themes and arguments of an essay written
Published by the GLORIA Center,
Volume 11, No. 1, Article 8/11 - March 2007
APPROVED IN ISLAM, DENOUNCED BY THE STATE: THE REPRESENTATION OF
POLYGAMY IN EGYPTIAN POPULAR CINEMA, 1950s-1970s
For many centuries, poly
Woman in Islamic Law,
in the Koran and in Tradition
slamic law, as described here in its broad outlines and as it applies to
women, is still in force at the present time, althoughin most
countries-in a modified form, one which takes modem social
Third World Quarterly, Vol 25, No 3, pp 521536, 2004
Is feminism relevant to Arab women?
NAWAR AL-HASSAN GOLLEY
ABSTRACT This paper discusses the effects of feminism, nationalism and
colonialism on modern Arab women. These three elements are seen as inter
Women in Modern Times
Linking Polygamy and Inheritance: Disadvantaging Women by the Numbers
In a spirited defense of the permissibility of polygamy, a Muslim scholar writes:
One ought to not forget that acting justly before all wives also inc
Women, Islam, Law, and Society
Ahmed E. Souaiaia
STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK PRESS
State University of New York Press, Albany
2008 State University of New York Press, Albany
All rights reserved
Printed in the United Stat
It is said that there is some truth in every joke, at least in the mind of the author/transmitter of the joke and possibly in the mind of the audience that decodes it.
Jokes are usually anecdotal comments about someones intelligence, look, et
Gender Boundaries and Sexual
Categories in the Arab World
In this brief essay, the history of Western attitudes to Islam will not be
examined, l nor will the Orientalist legacy be scrutinized. 2 It is only the specific
construction of gend
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The Hazards of Duke
A NOW INFAMOUS POWERPOINT PRESENTATION EXPOSES A LOT
ABOUT MEN, WOMEN, SE X, AND ALCOHOLAND ABOUT HOW
UNIVERSITIES ARE LET TING THEIR FEMALE STUDENTS DOWN.
By Caitlin Flanagan
IMAGE CREDIT: GRACIA LA
Middle East Journal of Culture and Communication 5 (2012) 2631
Gendering the Arab Spring1
University of London, UK
The article discusses the gendered implications of recent political d
As important as it is to acknowledge the problems in our
communities, the fundamental problem is not crime but
rather the way crime is constructed.
n a wintry h e r n o o n in January
A Guide to Learning: Critical Reading, Thinking, and Writing
Instructor: Prof. SOUAIAIA
Especially when discussing religious traditions, students tend to be less critical
of the claims and statements presented. Thi
Women in Islamic History
he Koran assigns women a social position subordinate to men.
Religious tradition required them to subject themselves to the will
of men. This culminated in the saying, allegedly from the Prophet:
"If it is proper for a human being
"In love there is sweetness and
Only he who feels real love,
Knows the joy and sorrow of life.
For in love there is sweetness and bitterness,
Only he who has tasted it, tells you the truth
(al-Kumayt, d. 743) [89,67]
he Lebanese writer Layla B
Life in Family and Society
n most cases, the birth of a girl caused a mother less joy than that of
a boy. Even before anything was said to her or the child shown to
her, she could guess that she had given birth to a daughter from the
fact that the women a
Women in Islamic Culture
Women played a considerable role in the art of Islam, especially in poetry
and music. They do not appear to have been active in the field of miniature
painting. In an Arab source of the ninth century, it is reported that a daugh
Basis for the Practice of Polygamy
On the Methodological and Historical Assumptions
In the preceding chapter, I have introduced an outline of the major features and
principles of Islamic law and jurisprudence. In this and the following chapters, I will
P O L ITICA L STU D IES: 2 005 VO L 5 3, 262283
Feminisms, Islamophobia and Identities
University of York
University of York
University of Leeds
There has been a tendency of late to conate all Muslims as belonging to
Sex Roles, Vol. 51, Nos. 5/6, September 2004 ( C 2004)
African American Muslim Women: An Invisible Group
Karen Fraser Wyche1
Little is written about Islam and African American women or men from a psychosocial perspective. Most of the literature is on the
In Arabic culture, things are processed from right left
What we learn and how we learn it:
We learn best when we are aware of our own biases, prejudices and