Posts Tagged ‘Gender’

2014-15 Islam in America Lectures

Posted on March 11th, 2015 by Guest

Our year-long lecture series  aims to explore the present, past and diversity of Islam and Muslim communities in the United States. Professors Denise Spellberg (University of Texas, Austin) Amina Wadud (Virginia Commonwealth University), Sherman Jackson (University of Southern California), Rachel Gillum (Stanford University), Munir Jiwa (Graduate Theological Union), and  Zain Abdullah (Temple University) will share their current […]

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Women and Prayer in Islamic Law

Posted on January 15th, 2013 by Abbasi Staff

Behnam Sadeghi (Department of Religious Studies) has published The Logic of Law-Making in Islam: Women and Prayer in the Legal Tradition (Cambridge University Press, 2012). Sadeghi analyzes Hanafi jurists’ rulings on women’s participation in communal prayers from the eighth to the eighteenth century. The book elucidates the nature of reasoning in the Islamic legal tradition. It asks which factors […]

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