Jean Boyd & Baverly Mack
Education Muslim Women: The West African Legacy of Nana Asma’u, 1793 -1864
Islam regards marriage as a great act of worship because it is a responsible affair and a means of preventing a person from many forms of sins i.e. fornication, casting of the gaze upon unlawful things etc. Islam has explained in great detail the concept of marriage and all what is affiliated to it. Inspite of the fact that marriage is supposed to be a peaceful and a tranquil affair, today it has become a very questionable matter irrespective of ones religion, ethnicity, gender and prosperity.
This book examines several controversial topics such as domestic violence, female genital mutilation, polygyny and the failure to educate women and girls, and points out the divergence between Islamic teaching and actual culturally-influenced practice. In this 3rd edition of Bent Rib, important information has been updated and new and interesting developments in these areas are discussed with regard to their impact on Muslim women and their society.
English rendering of a classical work on the lives of the virtuous wives of the Noble Prophet (peace and blessing be upon him). Also found in this book is the rights and dues afforded to the Mothers of the Believers, their rank, the homelife of the Noble Prophet (may Allah bless him and grant him peace), the Wisdom in his marrying multiple women, and the ruling of hijab. Mention is also made of other women related to the Noble Prophet (peace and blessing be upon him).
Birth control, or family planning through contraception, has become a common practice in society. Many new methods of permanent and temporary contraception have become widespread. Consequently, Muslims have also increasingly begun adopting the various means of limiting or spacing out procreation. This no doubt has a deep influence on the very core of our society and thus raises many ethical and religious questions, particularly surrounding abortion. Birth Control & Abortion in Islam systematically and concisely presents the relevant rules and regulations of Islamic law on these issues.
The commentary includes a variety of discussions, including linguistic analysis, exegesis, historical contentions, legal rulings, and of course, spiritual lessons. At the end of the book, Shaykh Rami has included the original Arabic text with translation as well as a section with just the Arabic text for easy memorization.