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Fighting Hislam : Women, Faith and Sexism - Susan Carland

Fighting Hislam

Women, Faith and Sexism

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Published: 1st May 2017
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The Muslim community that is portrayed to the West is a misogynist’s playground; within the Muslim community, feminism is often regarded with sneering hostility.

Yet between those two views there is a group of Muslim women many do not believe exists: a diverse bunch who fight sexism from within, as committed to the fight as they are to their faith. Hemmed in by Islamophobia and sexism, they fight against sexism with their minds, words and bodies. Often, their biggest weapon is their religion.

Here, Carland talks with Muslim women about how they are making a stand for their sex, while holding fast to their faith. At a time when the media trumpets scandalous revelations about life for women from Saudi Arabia to Indonesia, Muslim women are always spoken about and over, never with. In Fighting Hislam, that ends.

About the Author

Susan Carland is a lecturer and researcher at Monash University's National Centre for Australian Studies. She has been listed as one of the 500 Most Influential Muslims in the World, and as a 'Muslim Leader of Tomorrow' by the UN Alliance of Civilizations. She was a co-creator and presenter of the ground-breaking television show, Salam Cafe and is an ambassador for Possible Dreams International.

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      The author didn't explore accurately the history of the issues discussed. What were the early women she presents objecting if not an intrinsic problem with the philosophy? The author has a very selective use of the texts considered authoritative within Islam.

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      Informative and engaging, great read.

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      A great addition to my bookshelf.

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      Wonderfully engaging book

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      • Easy To Read
      • Informative
      • Page-Turner
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        As Susan Carland says herself: too often Muslim women are spoken of or about - this book is wonderfully warm, informative and insightful. Highly recommend - enjoy!

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          Don't buy this book. It's garbage. Don't waste your money on this.

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          ISBN: 9780522870350
          ISBN-10: 052287035X
          Audience: General
          Format: Paperback
          Language: English
          Number Of Pages: 277
          Published: 1st May 2017
          Publisher: Melbourne University Press
          Country of Publication: AU
          Dimensions (cm): 23.2 x 15.3  x 1.6
          Weight (kg): 0.26