Feminist Muslim (re)interpretations of early Islam

Authored by: Aisha Geissinger

Routledge Handbook on Early Islam

Print publication date:  August  2017
Online publication date:  August  2017

Print ISBN: 9781138821187
eBook ISBN: 9781315743462
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315743462.ch17

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Abstract

Representations of early Islam which include female figures appear in a wide range of classical Arabic texts, including sīra works, ḥadīth compilations, biographical dictionaries, Qurʾān commentaries, historical works, and legal compendia. These variegated depictions of female figures – which include idealized portrayals of dutiful wives, outspoken and eloquent women, self-sacrificing mothers, and fearsome female warriors – play diverse literary roles in the texts within which they appear.

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