Book Download Al-Muhaddithat: The Women Scholars in Islam by Muhammad Akram Nadwi

Book Download Al-Muhaddithat: The Women Scholars in Islam by Muhammad Akram Nadwi

Al-Muhaddithat: The Women Scholars in Islam

This book is an adaptation in English of the prefatory volume of a 40 volume biographical dictionary in Arabic of women scholars of the Prophet s hadith Learned women enjoyed high public standing and authority in the formative years of Islam For centuries thereafter, women travelled intensively for religious knowledge and routinely attended the most prestigious mosques This book is an adaptation in English of the prefatory volume of a 40 volume biographical dictionary in Arabic of women scholars of the Prophet s hadith Learned women enjoyed high public standing and authority in the formative years of Islam For centuries thereafter, women travelled intensively for religious knowledge and routinely attended the most prestigious mosques and madrasas across the Islamic world Typical documents like class registers and ijazahs from women authorizing men to teach and the glowing testimonies about their women teachers from the most revered ulema are cited in detail An overview chapter, with accompanying maps, traces the spread of centres of hadith learning for women, and their eventual decline The information summarized here is essential to a balanced appreciation of the role of women in Islamic society

Title : Al-Muhaddithat: The Women Scholars in Islam
Author :  Muhammad Akram Nadwi
Language : English
Isbn : 0955454514
Format : Paperback
Pages : 336 pages

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