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Review of the book:
“Dr Zaira Khan’s Prophet Muhammad (SAW) and Empowerment of Women stands out for its insightful coverage of all the relevant aspects of Gender justice in Islam with a particular reference to the sayings and actions of Prophet Muhammad (SAW), which are to be emulated by all Muslims as part of their faith. Remarkably, within the Islamic World View, this book enables readers to grasp a full appreciation of the kind of equality, dignity, and exalted status which the Quran and Sunnah confer upon women.
Dr Khan’s book eloquently describes how some unIslamic practices have befogged certain minds about the status of women in Islam. Recognizes the distinction between male and female yet it insists on gender parity. Dr Khan deserves credit for presenting the Islamic stance on gender equality and women empowerment in a reader-friendly and authentic way.”
–Professor Abdur Raheem Kidwai, Ph.D., (University of Leicester, UK) Director, K.A. Nizami Centre for Quranic Studies, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh
Prophet Muhammad () and Empowerment of Women is a subject of research on the women empowerment movement started in the 6th century in the Arabian Peninsula by Messenger of Almighty Allah, Muhammad (). This book presents a comparative study of the two movements (launched in East and West), aimed at the common goal of emancipating women and granting them the rights towards leading a dignified life. It also analyses the various theories of feminist movement and evaluates the claims and criticism of feminist theorists on the religion of Islam with regards to place of women in the Islamic religious texts. Further, it highlights the practical approach of Pophet Muhammad () in curbing the gender disparity and narrowing the gender gap in the Arabian Society.
This book is for people interested in islamic studies and women studies.
Chapter 1. Women Empowerment: A General Perspective
Chapter 2. Women’s Liberation Theories and Some Prominent Feminist Theorists
Chapter 3. Qur’anic Archetype of Women: A Study of Prophetic Times
Chapter 4. Prophet Muhammad () and Empowerment of Women
Chapter 5. A Continued Legacy of Women Empowerment in Islamic Tradition
Chapter 6. Gender Relations in Islam: A Textual (Nusus) Study
About the Author:
Zaira Ashraf Khan was born and raised in Srinagar, Kashmir, and completed her bachelor’s in Business Administration from the University of Kashmir. Her interest in Islamic Studies landed her in the Shah-i-Hamadan Institute of Islamic Studies to pursue her master’s in the discipline. She completed her Ph.D. from the parent department in the year 2020 and is currently serving the Higher Education Department, Jammu and Kashmir as an Assistant Professor in the discipline of Islamic Studies.
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