Partners of Zaynab

A Gendered Perspective of Shia Muslim Faith
Author: Diane D'Souza
Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press
ISBN: 1611173787
Category: Social Science
Page: 264
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How do pious Shia Muslim women nurture and sustain their religious lives? How do their experiences and beliefs differ from or overlap with those of men? What do gender-based religious roles and interactions reveal about the Shia Muslim faith? In Partners of Zaynab, Diane D’Souza presents a rich ethnography of urban Shia women in India, exploring women’s devotional lives through the lens of religious narrative, sacred space, ritual performance, leadership, and iconic symbols. Religious scholars have tended to devalue women’s religious expressions, confining them to the periphery of a male-centered ritual world. This viewpoint often assumes that women’s ritual behaviors are the unsophisticated product of limited education and experience and even a less developed female nature. By illuminating vibrant female narratives within Shia religious teachings, the fascinating history of a shrine led by women, the contemporary lives of dynamic female preachers, and women’s popular prayers and rituals of petition, Partners of Zaynab demonstrates that the religious lives of women are not a flawed approximation of male-defined norms and behaviors, but a vigorous, authentic affirmation of faith within the religious mainstream. D’Souza questions the distinction between normative and popular religious behavior, arguing that such a categorization not only isolates and devalues female ritual expressions, but also weakens our understanding of religion as a whole. Partners of Zaynab offers a compelling glimpse of Muslim faith and practice and a more complete understanding of the interplay of gender within Shia Islam.

Twelve Infallible Men


Author: Matthew Pierce
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674737075
Category: History
Page: 254
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In the tenth century Shiˀa scholars assembled accounts of twelve imams’ lives, portraying them as miracle workers who were betrayed. These biographies invoked shared cultural memories, shaped communal responses and ritual practices of mourning, and inspired Shiˀa identity and religious imagination for centuries to come, Matthew Pierce shows.

Zaynab’s Sermon and Its Historical Background; The Sermon of Imam Zaynu ’l-‘Ãbidīn


Author: Sayyid Muhammad Rizvi
Publisher: Al-Ma’ãrif Publications
ISBN: 0920675166
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Page: N.A
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The Saga of Karbala did not end with the martyrdom of Hussain, nor did his mission. His death was the initiation of a long ordeal faced by the family of Imam Hussain (a.s.). During this ordeal, it was the timeless sermons of Bibi Zainab and the fourth Imam Sajjad (a.s.) which truly pierced the hardened hearts of the people, sparked a revolution, and introduced change. The sermon of Lady Zaynab and the sermon of Imam Zaynul 'Abidin complement one another: Zaynab's sermon formed the "tabarra" dimension and Imam Zaynul 'Abidin's sermon formed the "tawalla" dimension: the former exposed the real identity of the oppressors, while the latter introduced the true, pure image of the Prophet's family.

Temple & Contemplation


Author: Corbin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136142347
Category: Social Science
Page: 256
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First published in 1986. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Color Symbolism

Excerpts from the Eranos Yearbook 1972
Author: Klaus Ottmann,Gershom Gerhard Scholem
Publisher: Spring Publications
ISBN: 9780882145549
Category: Art
Page: 311
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Seven papers originally delivered at the annual Eranos conference in Ascona, Switzerland, August 1972, by Adolf Portmann, Gershom Scholem, Christopher Rowe, Dominique Zahan, Ernst Benz, Ren Huyghe, and Toshihiki Izutsu.

Muhammad: Man and Prophet


Author: Adil Salahi
Publisher: Kube Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 0860374297
Category: Religion
Page: 854
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The biogragraphy of the Prophet Muhammad. An easy and wonderful read.

The Journal of the Henry Martyn Institute


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Christianity and other religions
Page: N.A
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The Bulletin of the Henry Martyn Institute of Islamic Studies


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Christianity and other religions
Page: N.A
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Spiritual Traditions

Essential Visions for Living : a Book in Honour of David C. Scott
Author: David Emmanuel Singh
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Monasticism and religious orders
Page: 454
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Contributed essays.

Charged with Being Children: Egyptian Police Abuse of Children in Need of Protection


Author: N.A
Publisher: Human Rights Watch
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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Days of Honey, Days of Onion

The Story of a Palestinian Family in Israel
Author: Michael Gorkin
Publisher: Beacon Press (MA)
ISBN: N.A
Category: Israel
Page: 286
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Explores the lives of Palestinians living in Israel, focusing on the village of Kufr Qara and the family of Abu and Umm Ahmad

Shirk


Author: Muhammad
Publisher: IslamKotob
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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This book provided by Islamkotob.com as public domain book to share Islamic knowledge.If you have benefited from the book please donate to the publisher using Bitcoin 1KabbwfAuLBCRYD8xGQkEvUkXCbpzBgvdR If you have any comments on published book contact info [at] islamkotob.com

The Light


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Islam
Page: N.A
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In the shade of the Qurʼān


Author: Sayyid Quṭb,M. A. Salahi
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780860374268
Category: Religion
Page: 512
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Female Personalities in the Qur'an and Sunna

Examining the Major Sources of Imami Shi'i Islam
Author: Rawand Osman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317671511
Category: Religion
Page: 200
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This book investigates the manner in which the Qur’an and sunna depict female personalities in their narrative literature. Providing a comprehensive study of all the female personalities mentioned in the Qur’an, the book is selective in the personalities of the sunna, examining the three prominent women of ahl al-bayt; Khadija, Fatima, and Zaynab. Analysing the major sources of Imami Shi‘i Islam, including the exegetical compilations of the eminent Shi‘i religious authorities of the classical and modern periods, as well as the authoritative books of Shi’i traditions, this book finds that the varieties of female personalities are portrayed as human beings on different stages of the spiritual spectrum. They display feminine qualities, which are often viewed positively and are sometimes commendable traits for men, at least as far as the spiritual domain is concerned. The theory, particularly regarding women’s humanity, is then tested against the depiction of womanhood in the hadith literature, with special emphasis on Nahj al-Balagha. Contributing a fresh perspective on classical materials, this book will be of interest to students and scholars of Islamic Studies, Women’s Studies and Shi’i Studies.

Religion, the Secular, and the Politics of Sexual Difference


Author: Linell E. Cady,Tracy Fessenden
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231536046
Category: Religion
Page: 344
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Global struggles over women's roles, rights, and dress increasingly cast the secular and the religious in tense if not violent opposition. When advocates for equality speak in terms of rights and modern progress, or reactionaries ground their authority in religious and scriptural appeals, both tend to presume women's emancipation is ineluctably tied to secularization. Religion, the Secular, and the Politics of Sexual Difference upsets this certainty by drawing on diverse voices and traditions in studies that historicize, question, and test the implicit links between secularism and expanded freedoms for women. Rather than position secularism as the answer to conflicts over gender and sexuality, this volume shows both religion and the secular collaborate in creating the conditions that generate them.

A Tajik Persian Reference Grammar


Author: John R. Perry
Publisher: Brill Academic Pub
ISBN: 9789004143234
Category: Architecture
Page: 521
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A comprehensive grammar of the Persian of Central Asia during the Soviet and post-Soviet periods providing copious sentence examples in both Cyrillic and Perso-Arabic scripts. The verbal system is fully explained, and three indexes facilitate reference.

The Jordanian novel, 1980-1990

a study and an assessment
Author: Fahd Salameh
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Arabic fiction
Page: 223
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Feminist Insiders-outsiders

Muslim Women in Nigeria and the Contemporary Feminist Movement
Author: Ibrahim Olatunde Uthman
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: N.A
Category: Social Science
Page: 248
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This book examines different brand of women's feminist struggles and focuses on the struggles of Muslim women who are insiders in the Islamic Movement, as represented in Nigerian Muslim women's Islamic activism. Drawing on different secular-Islamic Gender feminist theoretical frameworks, the book closely analyses Islamic texts and these Muslim women brand of feminism, which reflect the effects of their strong Islamic commitment culture on their gender relations, postulations and feminist struggles in general. It argues that the Islamic texts portray the pre-modern basis of these Muslim women Islamic feminism born in the Prophetic era before the secular feminist movement, contrary to the common notion of the Islamic endorsement of Muslim women stereotypical backwardness, domestication and patriarchal domination. This book demonstrates how Muslim women writers have used Islamic organizations to work for, and contribute to, feminist changes.