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Al-Muhaddithat: The Women Scholars in Islam
Author: Mohammad Akram Nadwi
What image comes to mind when you think of a Muslim scholar?
If only men come to mind, perhaps it's because Islamic scholarship is now dominated by male scholars- but that wasn't always the case. So who and where are the female Muslim scholars? It turns out that we have an amazing history of female Islamic scholarship, but they've been largely forgotten until now.
This book is an adaptation of Mohammad Akram’s 40-volume biographical dictionary (in Arabic) of the Muslim women who studied and taught hadith. It demonstrates the central role women had in preserving the Prophet’s teaching, which remains the master-guide to understanding the Qur’an as rules and norms for life.
By the end of this book, you'll be amazed and enlightened at the great extent in which Muslim women contributed to the teaching and spreading of Islam through their scholarship.
This book is especially useful for sisters who want to pursue Islamic studies and need that extra motivation and inspiration!