By Juliane Hammer
Following the occasions of September eleven, 2001, American Muslims came upon themselves below exceptional scrutiny. Muslim groups within the usa suffered from adverse representations in their faith, yet additionally they skilled elevated curiosity in elements in their religion and cultures. They seized the chance to form the highbrow contribution of yank Muslims to modern Muslim notion as by no means prior to. Muslim girls in particular—often assumed to be silenced, oppressed participants in their personal communities—challenged stereotypes via their writing, looking to exhibit what it potential to be a Muslim girl in the USA and undertaking intra-Muslim debates approximately gender roles and women’s participation in society. Hammer appears to be like on the paintings of vital woman American Muslim writers, students, and activists, utilizing their writings as a lens for a bigger dialogue of Muslim highbrow construction in the US and beyond.
Centered at the arguable women-led Friday prayer in March 2005, Hammer makes use of this occasion and its aftermath to deal with topics of religion, neighborhood, and public opinion. Tracing the writings of yank Muslim ladies because 1990, the writer covers an in depth record of authors, together with Amina Wadud, Leila Ahmed, Asma Barlas, Riffat Hassan, Mohja Kahf, Azizah al-Hibri, Asra Normani, and Asma Gull Hasan. Hammer deftly examines each one author’s writings, demonstrating that the debates that difficulty American Muslim ladies are on the center of recent Muslim debates all over the world. whereas gender is the catalyst for Hammer’s research, her exam of those women’s highbrow output touches on topics vital to modern Islam: authority, culture, Islamic legislation, justice, and authenticity.
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American Muslim Women, Religious Authority, and Activism: More Than a Prayer (Louann Atkins Temple Women & Culture) by Juliane Hammer