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Women in Islam

Masood Ali Khan (Author)
Synopsis The fact is that Prophet Muhammed had allowed a Muslim to marry four women. This fact had historically speaking weakened the position of women in the Islamic society. But that was a different society governed by historical circumstances, the tribal warfares were very common and more and more men were wanted for the survival of the tribe. But the Prophet had great regards for women. Some of the women out of his 9 wives were elderly to him. But in order to give shelter to those hapless women he had made them his wives. Besides this he had great love and affection for his daughter who always helped him and guided him. Besides Islamic feminism, its politics and ethnicity; the book deals with the roles and responsibilities assigned to Muslim women in Islam, and their rights within Islamic societies. The position of Muslims.
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About the author

Masood Ali Khan

Dr. Masood Ali Khan obtained his M.A. and Ph.D. in Sociology from Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad. He started his career as UGC Research Fellow, Dept. of Sociology in the same University. Presently he is working as Deputy Director, southern Regional Centre, ICSSR, Osmania University. His area of interest are information Technology in Social Sciences, Minority Problems, Urdu Press and Sociology of Islam. He has published many articles of different nature both in national and international journals. Dr. Khan has conducted more than 50 Seminars, Workshops and Research Methodology Courses sponsored by SRC-ICSSR. A widely travelled person, Dr. Khan has attended many national / international seminars / conferences.

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Bibliographic information

Title Women in Islam
Format Hardcover
Date published: 18.01.2006
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8181920880
length viii+360p.23cm.