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Pre-Order Muslim Women in Britain: Demystifying the Muslimah, by MWA member Dr. Sariya Contractor
This book discusses many important issues around the role, rights, responsibilities and resilience of Muslim women that resonate in Muslim communities globally – of our collective successes with regard to gender equity and of our failures.
Perceptions of Muslim women in Western society have been shaped by historical and sociological conditions such as colonialism, patriarchy and Orientalism. In Muslim Women in Britain, Sariya Contractor seeks to reinstate the Muslimah as a storyteller who tells her own story.
An exploration of the lives of British Muslim women, this book examines issues of femininity, Britishness, inter-communal relations and social cohesion. Presenting the reader with incisive narratives of Muslim women on familiar topics such as the hijab, Muslim women in the media and feminist debate, particularly in a Western context, Sariya Contractor makes a valuable contribution to the existing literature on Islamic studies, social anthropology, feminist philosophy and social cohesion.
Presenting a complex and nuanced retelling of Muslim women’s realities as explored through their own voices, stories and experiences;
"This book discusses many important issues around the role, rights, responsibilities and resilience of Muslim women. Although the book is written in a Western British context, it discusses core issues that resonate in Muslim communities all over the world – of our collective successes with regard to gender equity and of our failures," stated Ms. Contractor.
MWA director Aishah Schwartz added, "At MWA we share Sariya's jubilation in the completion and publication of this important book, and pray that it will serve as a tool toward a greater understanding of the misconceptions that exist regarding the issue of women in Islam."
Sariya Contractor is a convert to Islam and a Sociologist at the University of Derby, specialising in the Sociology of Religion. She is also a University of Derby project researcher for the Religion and Belief, Discrimination and Equality Project in the Faculty of Education, Health and Sciences. Ms. Contractor is also a member of Muslimah Writers Alliance. Established in 2006, MWA is an internationally-
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Hardcover: 224 pages
Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (September 20, 2012)
Prophet Muhammad’s Respect and Love for Women, at OnIslam (27 June 2012)
Norwich In The Spotlight For National Research featuring Sariya Contractor (5 October 2011)