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Islamic Feminism Books

Nabia Abbotts Aishah: The Beloved of Mohammed

Nabia Abbotts Two Queens of Baghdad

Lilah Abu-Lughods Do Muslim Women Need Saving?

Rukhsana Ahmads (edited volume of poetry) We Sinful Women: Contemporary Feminist Urdu Poetry
(includes both the original Urdu as well as English translations)

Leila Ahmeds A Border Passage: From Cairo to AmericaA Womans Journey

Leila Ahmeds A Quiet Revolution: The Veils Resurgence, from the Middle East to America

Leila Ahmeds Women and Gender in Islam: Historical Roots of a Modern Debate

Kecia Ali, Juliane Hammer, and Laury Silvers (edited volume) A Jihad for Justice: Honoring the Work
and Life of Amina Wadud

Kecia Alis Sexual Ethics in Islam: Feminist Reflections on the Quran, Hadith, and Jurisprudence

Yasmin Amins (article) Umm Salama and Her Hadith (not accessible here, but the author can be
contacted for access)

Abdullahi Ahmed An-Naims Islam and the Secular State: Negotiating the Future of Shari`a

Abdullahi Ahmed An-Naims Toward an Islamic Reformation: Civil Liberties, Human Rights, and
International Law

Zainah Anwar and Ziba Mir-Hosseinis (article) Decoding the DNA of Patriarchy in Muslim Family

Mohammed Arkouns Rethinking Islam: Common Questions, Uncommon Answers

Ednan Aslan, Marcia Hermansen, and Elif Medenis (edited volume) Muslima Theology: The Voices of
Muslim Women Theologians

Reza Aslans No god but God: The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam

Hina Azams (article) The exclusion of Womens Testimony in The Hudud: Toward a Rethinking

Hina Azams (article) Rape in Islamic Law

Hina Azams Sexual Violation in Islamic Law: Substance, Evidence, and Procedure

Margot Badrans Feminism in Islam: Secular and Religious Convergences

Margot Badran & miriam cookes Opening the Gates, Second Edition: An Anthology of Arab Feminist

Asma Barlass Believing Women in Islam: Unreading Patriarchal Interpretations of the Quran

Beth Barons Egypt as a Woman: Nationalism, Gender, and Politics

Beth Barons The Womens Awakening in Egypt: Culture, Society, and the Press

Karen Bauers Gender Hierarchy in the Qurn: Medieval Interpretations, Modern Responses

Marilyn Booths May Her Likes Be Multiplied: Biography and Gender Politics in Egypt

Benazir Bhuttos Daughter of Destiny: An Autobiography

Ayesha Chaudhrys Domestic Violence and the Islamic Tradition

Ayesha Chaudhrys (article) The Problems of Conscience and Hermeneutics: A Few Contemporary

miriam cooke & Margot Badrans Opening the Gates, Second Edition: An Anthology of Arab Feminist

miriam cookes Women Claim Islam: Creating Islamic Feminism Through Literature

Anita Desais The Quilt and Other Stories

Asghar Ali Engineers Islam Women and Gender Justice

Khaled Abou El-Fadls The Great Theft: Wrestling Islam from the Extremists

Khaled Abou El-Fadls The Place of Tolerance in Islam

Khaled Abou El-Fadls Reasoning with God: Reclaiming Shariah in the Modern Age

Khaled Abou El-Fadls Speaking in Gods Name: Islamic Law, Authority and Women

Khaled Abou-El-Fadl: The website is a dedication to the works of Khaled

Abou El-Fadl.

Khaled El-Rouayhebs Before Homosexuality in the Arab-Islamic World, 1500-1800

Yvonne Haddad, John Espositos (edited volume) Daughters of Abraham: Feminist Thought in Judaism,
Christianity, and Islam

Juliane Hammers American Muslim Women, Religious Authority, and Activism: More Than a Prayer

Riffat Hassans (article) Equal Before Allah? Woman-Man Equality in the Islamic Tradition

Aysha Hidayatullahs Feminist Edges of the Quran

Wilson Jacobs Working Out Egypt: Effendi Masculinity and Subject Formation in Colonial Modernity,

Suad Josephs Gender and Citizenship in the Middle East

Deniz Kandiyotis Gendering the Middle East: Emerging Perspective

Deniz Kandiyotis (edited volume) Women, Islam and the State

Nikki Keddie and Beth Barons (edited volume) Women in Middle Eastern History: Shifting Boundaries
in Sex and Gender

Remke Kruks The Warrior Women of Islam: Female Empowerment in Arabic Popular Literature

Scott Kugles Homosexuality in Islam: Islamic Reflection on Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender Muslims

Anitta Kynsilehtos (edited volume) Islamic Feminism: Current Perspectives

Jerusha Lampteys Never Wholly Other: A Muslima Theology of Religious Pluralism

Saba Mahmoods Politics of Piety: The Islamic Revival and the Feminist Subject

Ms Sharify-Funk Meenas Encountering the Transnational: Women, Islam and the Politics of

Fatima Mernissis Forgotten Queens Of Islam

Fatima Mernissis Dreams of Trespass: Tales of a Harem Girlhood

Fatima Mernissis The Harem Within: Tales of a Moroccan Girlhood

Fatima Mernissis Scheherazade Goes West: Different Cultures, Different Harems

Fatima Mernissis The Veil And The Male Elite: A Feminist Interpretation of Womens Rights In Islam

Ziba Mir-Hosseinis Control and Sexuality: The Revival of Zina Laws in Muslim Contexts

Ziba Mir-Hosseinis Gender and Equality in Muslim Family Law: Justice and Ethics in the Islamic Legal

Ziba Mir-Hosseinis (article) How to Challenge the Patriarchal Ethics of Muslim Legal Tradition

Ziba Mir-Hosseinis Islam and Gender: The Religious Debate in Contemporary Iran

Ziba Mir-Hosseinis (edited volume) Men in Charge?: Rethinking Authority in Muslim Legal Tradition

Ziba Mir-Hosseinis (article) Muslim Womens Quest for Equality: Between Islamic Law and Feminism

Valentine Moghadams (article) Islamic Feminism and its Discontents: Towards a Resolution of the

Hadi Mubaraks (article) Breaking the Interpretive Monopoly: A Re-Examination of Verse 4:34 (please
contact the author to access the article)

Sachiko Muratas The Tao of Islam: A Sourcebook on Gender Relationships in Islamic Thought

Nima Naghibis Rethinking Global Sisterhood: Western Feminism and Iran

Afsaneh Najamabadis Women with Mustaches and Men without Beards: Gender and Sexual Anxieties of
Iranian Modernity

Omid Safis (edited volume) Progressive Muslims: On Justice, Gender, and Pluralism(Note: Omid Safis
blog, What Would Muhammad Do? is also a great read.)

Asma Sayeeds Women and the Transmission of Religious Knowledge in Islam (Note:An e-copy of this
book is available online for free through the publisher, Cambridge University Press. Please click here to access it.)

Sadiyya Shaikhs Sufi Narratives of Intimacy: Ibn Arab?, Gender, and Sexuality

Sadiyya Shaikhs (article) Tafsir of Praxis

Hania Sholkamys (edited volume) Contestations: Dialogues on Womens Empowerment Issue 1: Islam
and Feminism

Laury Silvers (article) Early Pious, Mystic Sufi Women

Laury Silvers (article) In the Book We have Left out Nothing: The Ethical Problem of the Existence of
Verse 4:34 in the Quran (NOTE: More of Laury Silvers scholarship can be accessed on her website as follows:
Books | Articles and Chapters

Amanullah De Sondys The Crisis of Islamic Masculinities

Denise Spellbergs Politics, Gender, and the Islamic Past

Barbara Stowassers Women in the Quran, Traditions, and Interpretation

Amina Waduds Quran and Woman:Rereading the Sacred Text from a Womans Perspective

Amina Waduds Inside the Gender Jihad: Womens Reform in Islam

Mai Yamanis (edited volume) Feminism and Islam: Legal and Literary Perspectives

Women Living Under Muslim Laws virtually everything here.