By Aliah Schleifer, Fons Vitae Publishing, Paperback, 105 pages
A book exploring the primal and universal relationship between motherhood and the Islamic religion, relying on the basic sources of Islam: the Qur'an, Hadith, and Fiqh, as well as numerous original Arabic sources.
This exceptional and thorough study is of interest to everyone, namely Muslim women, their children, and scholars with a particular interest in the status of women in Islam. Use is made of tafseer, or commentary, of Al Tabari, Al Qurtubi, and Ibn Kathir, thus providing an overview of classical exegeses which include fiqh representing the schools of opinion existing at that time and juridical rulings.
About the author:
Dr Aliah Schleifer was a specialist in Islamic Studies and a professor at the American University in Cairo. She lived, studied, and worked in the Middle East for thirty years. Her interests and publications in the field of Islamic Studies range from the classical commentaries on the Qur’an, the prophetic traditions, and Islamic jurisprudence, to Morisco Studies and Islamic mysticism.