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Author Sayeed, Asma.

Title Women and the transmission of religious knowledge in Islam / Asma Sayeed, University of California, Los Angeles
Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (x, 220 pages)
Series Cambridge studies in Islamic civilization
Cambridge studies in Islamic civilization.
Contents 1. A tradition invented: the female companions -- 2. The successors -- 3. The classical rebirth -- 4. A culmination in traditionalism
Cover; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Sources and Methodological Issues; Chapter 1 A Tradition Invented: The Female Companions; The Wives of Mu & Hdotbelow; ammad; 'Ā'isha; Umm Salama; Other Co-Wives; Other Female Relatives; Other Women Prominent in the Life of the First Muslim Community; Early Converts and Those Recognized for Service to Mu & Hdotbelow; ammad and His Household; Female Participants in Battles; Women's Pledge of Allegiance (Bay'at al-Nisā'); Seekers and Subjects of Fatwās; Less Known Women; Conclusion; Chapter 2: The Successors; Successors with Kinship-Derived Prominence
Ammad (723-816/1323-1413)A Collective Portrait; The Ottoman Decline; Conclusion; Conclusions; Bibliography; Index
Ascetic WomenThe Demise of Women's Participation; Comparison of Isnād Evidence with Additional Historical Sources; Explaining the Decline; Ri & Hdotbelow; las and Women's Travel; Conclusion; Chapter 3: The Classical Revival; Reasons for the Revival; Karīma al-Marwaziyya (ca. 365-463/975-1070); Fā & Tdotbelow; ima bint al- & Hdotbelow; asan b. 'Alī al-Daqqāq (391-480/1000-1088); Conclusion; Chapter 4: A Culmination in Traditionalism; Shuhda al-Kātiba (482-574/1089-1178); Women and & Hdotbelow; adīth Transmission in Mamlūk Damascus; Zaynab bint al-Kamāl (646-740/1248-1339); 'Ā'isha bint Mu & Hdotbelow
Summary Asma Sayeed's book explores the history of women as religious scholars from the first decades of Islam through the early Ottoman period (seventh to the seventeenth centuries). Focusing on women's engagement with ḥadīth, this book analyzes dramatic chronological patterns in women's ḥadīth participation in terms of developments in Muslim social, intellectual, and legal history. Drawing on primary and secondary sources, this work uncovers the historical forces that shaped Muslim women's public participation in religious learning. In the process, it challenges two opposing views: that Muslim women have been historically marginalized in religious education, and alternately that they have been consistently empowered thanks to early role models such as 'Ā'isha bint Abī Bakr, the wife of the Prophet Muḥammad. This book is a must-read for those interested in the history of Muslim women as well as in debates about their rights in the modern world. The intersections of this history with topics in Muslim education, the development of Sunnī orthodoxies, Islamic law, and ḥadīth studies make this work an important contribution to Muslim social and intellectual history of the early and classical eras
Asma Sayeed's book traces the history of Muslim women's religious education over the course of nearly ten centuries
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-211) and index
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Subject Muḥammad, Prophet, -632 -- Companions.
Women in Islam -- History.
Women scholars -- Islamic Empire.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
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