(THIS ARTICLE IS ONLY MACHINE TRANSLATED by Google from Norwegian)
BY GORDANA MALESEVIC, STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN and DAG HERBJØRNSRUD email@example.com[new book] While the debates in Scandinavia are raging about the lack of role of women in Islam, a sensational book will be published on 15 July that turns the story presentation upside down: Al-Muhaddithat – The Women Scholars of Islam (Interface Publications, Oxford).
Here, Indian-born Mohammad Akram Nadwi, a researcher at the Oxford Center for Islamic Studies, documents how over 8000 Muslim women have contributed as prayer leaders for men, fatwa creators, legal lyricists, teachers and lawyers. The overview applies to women from the 600 century and beyond on the 1900 century, from Morocco in the west to China in the east.
"When it comes to knowledge acquisition, there was no difference between the sexes. Academics sought knowledge from both male and female teachers, ”Nadwi told a responsive New York congregation earlier this year.
After seven years of study, he is now ready with the documentation of women's contribution to Islam throughout history. The forthcoming English book is only a translation of the 300-page preface to his 40 volumes in Arabic. . .
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