status of the Arab woman a select bibliography by Samira Rafidi Meghdessian

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Statementcompiled by Samira Rafidi Meghdessian under the auspices of the Institute for Women"s Studies in the Arab World, Beirut University College, Lebanon.
ContributionsBeirut University College. Institute for Women"s Studies in the Arab World.
LC ClassificationsZ7964.A7
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Pagination176p. ;
Number of Pages176
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Open LibraryOL15184519M
ISBN 100720115175

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The Status of Women under Islamic Law and Modern Islamic Legislation (Brill's Arab and Islamic Laws Series) 3 Rev Upd Edition.

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[Samira Rafidi Meghdessian]. Seen within the broad principles of Islamic law, the book examines the status of women with regard to marriage, the iddat, parentage and fosterage and custody, and fi lls an important gap left by recent and more general publications on Islamic by: Nonetheless, the status of women in Arab countries remains a center of interest for the other non-Arabian, non-Islamic countries.

Many aspects in the Arabian cultures and including religion evidently show that Arabian men and women do not share equal privileges and rights in society. The status of women under Islamic law and modern Islamic legislation. Responsibility There has long been a need for an objective study such as this dealing with the legal rights and obligations of women under the Sharia and under modern Arab Islamic status of the Arab woman book.

the book examines the status of women with regard to marriage, the iddat. Regardless of social rank and religion, whether Christian, Jew or Muslim, Arab women in the Middle Ages played an important role in the functioning of society. This book is a rare journey into their daily lives, their private spaces, and public roles.

We are introduced into the women’s sanctuaries, their homes and what occurs within its realm 1/5(1). I stood at the gate of fire [Hell] and noticed that the majority of those who entered it were women.

—Muhammad. This study offers a critical perspective on the social status of women as described in the Koran and as defined by Islamic undistorted, straightforward presentation of the facts will reveal that millions of Muslim females, under rigid and inexorable Islamic laws.

A Woman in Arabia book. Read 53 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. especially in its second half where we get to follow Gertrude through her long advocacy in favour of Arab self-determination.

Eventually, the nation of Iraq, which used to be made up of three separate regions of the Ottoman Empire, is established with /5. Status of women. Women in the Middle East Philip Rushworth explores the work of contemporary scholars and their understanding of the lives of women in the Middle East.

Progress of Arab Women This wide-ranging report was published by the United Nations Development Fund for Women in women and children from all sectors of Lebanese society.

The Institute houses the Women's Documentation Center in the Stoltzfus Library at LAU. The Center holds books and periodicals. The Institute also publishes a variety of books and monographs on the status, development and conditions of Arab women, in addition to AI­ Raida. How Muslim Women Are Challenging the Status Quo Far from being powerless, they are making small choices that could lead to big changes in the Arab world.

8 Minute Read. This is what emerges clearly from the recently published anthology Our Women on the Ground: Essays by Arab Women Reporting From the Arab World, a book edited by the Lebanese journalist and writer.


Amal Awad: For years I’ve read books about Arab women written by non-Arab women. It never sat easily with me. It never sat easily with me. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with being. Arab women novelists still carry the burden of this history, whose effects are too obvious to ignore.

They can be seen in the way Arab women’s books are marketed and received in the West, in the way they are manipulated to meet the expectations and assumptions of western readers.

The status of women in Islamic and Arab societies has been discussed and investigated in different areas through literature. the media and various channels; the particular contribution of the present thesis is the comparison between the status of women.

The Oxford Dictionary of Islam states that the general improvement of the status of Arab women included prohibition of female infanticide and recognizing women's full personhood. "The dowry, previously regarded as a bride-price paid to the father, became a nuptial gift retained by the wife as part of her personal property.".

Due to the state of flux in Tunisia sincethe focus will be on the status of women prior to and the onset of the Arab Spring. In order to unpack the respective influences of culture and religion on women in Tunisian society, we must first attempt to understand the position of women.

Women in Saudi Arabia Status, Rights, and Limitations Student Safaa Fouad Rajkhan (Muslims Holy Book) and Sunna (Prophet and H. Azzam, Women Employment and Development in the Arab World, (Berlin: Mouton Publishers, ).

Women's Rights in Saudi Arabia 5 CHAPTER 2 A HISTORIC OVERVIEW OF WOMEN’S STATUS IN THE KINGDOM. This research is using an analytical approach by presenting and comparing the different views regarding Arab women. Articles and books in Arabic and English were used in this research.

My own experience and observation of other Arab Women through informal daily contacts with different types of Arab women were also useful. Portrayals of women in Arabic literature serve as a barometer by which we can measure that status and role of Arab women in society. Some may argue that literature and real life are two different matters, that Arabic letters tell us something about literature and not necessarily about conditions in Arab societies.

Despite the stereotypes, an Arab woman is highly respected by men. She shouldn’t feel the need for anything. Arab women were among the first who got the right to get married as per their own wish, initiate divorce, and have their own property.

This happened in the 7th century when women from other countries didn’t have such opportunities. Women in the Pre-Islamic Societies and Civilizations. Women suffered great injustices in the pagan Arab society and were exposed to diverse kinds of humiliation prior to the mission of the Messenger of Allah (Peace be upon Him).

They were treated like material property to. genre and the newcomer to Arabic culture. In journalism, women did not limit their articles to women's magazines, and they did not write only about the status of women and their demands.

Some wrote under their own names (Warda al-Yaziji and 'A'isha al-Taymuriya, the most prominent examples), and some wrote under a pseudonym. The Oxford Dictionary of Islam states that the general improvement of the status of Arab women included prohibition of female infanticide and recognizing women's full personhood.

" The dowry, previously regarded as a bride-price paid to the father, became a nuptial gift retained by the wife as part of her personal property.".

Hankir invited 19 Arab and Middle Eastern sahafiyat — female journalists — to detail their experiences reporting from some of the most repressive countries in the world. The result is a volume. The Changing Status of Islamic Women in the Arab World Debbie J.

Gerner-Adams In most of the Western world, the words 4 'Muslim women" or "Arab women" conjure up a vision of heavily veiled, secluded wives, whose lives consist of little more than their homes, their children, and the other women in the harem or immediate kinship circle.

Etaf Rum’s debut novel is a dauntless exploration of the pathology of silence, an attempt to unsnarl the dark knot of history, culture, fear and trauma that can render conservative Arab Author: Beejay Silcox. Arab Women Writing in English Issue - Summer / Fall Arab Women Writing in English book reviews, and art news.

All submitted articles are reviewed by IWSAW. IWSAW reserves the right to accept or reject the articles submitted. Those articles that are accepted will be edited according The Status of Arab Women issue 39 File Size: 5MB.

Part of the information provided here, however, describes the status of woman as late as the nineteenth century, more than twelve centuries after Islam.

Women in Ancient Civilization. Describing the status of the Indian woman, Encyclopedia Britannica states: In India, subjection was a cardinal principle.

Saudi historian Hatoon al-Fassi has written a book entitled Women in Pre-Islamic Arabia: Nabataea where she claims that women in Nabataea (modern Jordan, the Sinai, and parts of Saudi Arabia [Al-Jawf and Tabuk] and Syria) were of higher status before Islam, with women able to own property and sign contracts independently.

In her view, Islam. In an article titled "The Arab Man is the Problem, The [Arab] Woman Is the Solution," Israeli Arab author and poet Salman Masalha is harshly critical of the situation of women in Arab countries, and argues that women's equality will put an end to the backwardness of Arab and Islamic society.

The following are excerpts from his article: [1] 'The Developed Peoples are Those Whose Women. regulated by Sharia law. The new Personal Status Code contains numerous discriminatory provisions. For example, under Article 39 of the Personal Status Code, a woman's male guardian and her prospective husband are the parties to the marital contract (the validity of the contract is contingent upon the woman's approval and signature).File Size: KB.

The book includes case studies of some Arab Spring countries and other countries influenced by developments: Egypt, Bahrain, Kuwait, Libya, Yemen, Algeria, Jordan, Morocco and Saudi Arabia.

It calls on revolutionary and reformist forces to give special attention to issues related to Arab women, as they are an indispensable pillar in the process Book Edition: 1st Edition. In an interesting turning of the tables, conservatives are reciprocating the western interest in the position of Arab and Muslim women by examining the "oppressed" status of the western woman.

The view of Islam concerning the human status of woman from the point of view of creation. There is no trace in the Qur’an of what is found in some sacred books: that woman was created out of an inferior stock to that of man, that they gave woman the status of a parasite and of an inferior, or that the mate of the first Adam was created.

Many changes swept the Islamic world during the Abbasid period, some of which indelibly changed the Near and Middle East. This second great era. The image of women in the National Education Text Books in Jordan Nasiema Mustafa Sadeq AL-Khalidi specific elements of the status of women and involving concepts and principles, procedures and facts related to Many Arab studies dealt with the women's issue in the education curriculum, including a study done in the.

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