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WOMEN in the MUSLIM WORLD
Personalities and Perspectives from the Past

These lively biographies offer a one-of-a-kind way to connect the lives of influential women to major world history topics and issues. For each topic find an insightful background essay followed by lively readings about women whose lives reflect the regional and historic diversity of the Islamic world. The illustrated book contains critical thinking questions, activities, a glossary, and bibliography.

Spiralbound, 102 pages
8.5 x 11 inches
ISBN 1-890380-05-9
© 1998
Print Edition: $19.95 (Plus Shipping Charges)
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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Introduction
Introductory Overview
Map - The Muslim World

The Hajj
Queen Zubaydah - Baghdad, Iraq  (died 831)
Gulbadan Begam - India  (1522-1603)
Hajj and Umrah Travel Activity

Right to Rule
Aisha bint Abi Bakr - Saudi Arabia  (613-678)
Queen Arwa - Yemen  (died 1137)
Sultana Razia - India  (ruled 1236-1240)
Shajarat al-Durr - Egypt  (ruled 1250-1257)

Jihad
Nana Asmau - Nigeria  (1793-1865)

Women in the Trades
Khadijah bint Khowaylid - Arabia (circa 555-610)
Women and Trade - Southeast Asia  (1500s-1700s)
Binta - Nigeria  (1980s)

Saints, Shrines and Religious Leadership
Rabia ad-Adawiyya - Iraq  (714- 801)
Anonymous Maid - Morocco  (1996)

Hijab
Nazira Zain al-Din - Lebanon  (1905-??)
Huda Shaarwari - Egypt  (1879-1947)
Anonymous - Iran (1930s)
Naheed Mustafa - Canada  (1992)

A Living Tradition: Singers, Dancers and Poets
Walladah bint Mustakfi - Spain  (1001-1080)
Umm Kulthum - Egypt  (1904-1975)
Annoymous - Egypt  (1980s)
Poems and Songs Activity

Glossary

Resources Used in the Book


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