CONTENTS:- 1. Islamic Law for Women. 2. Modernization and the Family in Middle East Women's Studies. 3. Muslim Women's Voices Rising in the Middle East and South Asia. 4. Repudiation of a Wife in Islam. 5. Women, Islamism and State Dynamics of Power. 6. Leadership Development for Women in Islam. 7. Wife Beating and Torture. 8. Prophet and Space. 9. World Bank for Gender Equality. 10. Contemporary Quran Interpretation and Islamic Women. 11. Prophet and Women. 12. Hijab Descends on Medina. 13. Reform in Modern Muslim Law for Women. 14. Gender, Work and Handicraft of Women. 15. Social Change and the Reality of Arab Women. 16. Women and Religion in Bahrain. 17. Gender, Islam and Kuwaiti Women's Struggle.
This book seeks to move away from the oppositional positions taken by Western and Muslim women and to provide a clear understanding of the possibilities and the limits that the process of reconstruction and reinterpretation of Islamic dictum can and does present for progress of women in Islamist countries. The book seeks to provide a step in the right direction by looking at the recent decades of struggle by the Islamic women in the Islam and Islamist women in that country in pursuit of common goals.