The Veil and the Male Elite: A Feminist Interpretation of Women’s Rights in Islam. Fatema Mernissi, Author, Fatima Mernissi, Author Addison Wesley Publishing. The Veil and the Male Elite. A Feminist Interpretation of Women’s Rights in Islam. by Fatima Mernissi. translated by Mary Jo Lakeland. Title, The veil and the male elite: a feminist interpretation of women’s rights in Islam / Fatima Mernissi ; translated by Mary Jo Lakeland. Author, Mernissi, Fatima .

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What grounds do they have for such a claim? He served him and sometimes “helped out in the women’s apartments. The fact that, over the course of centuries, we have seen believers who criticize and judge replaced by muzzled, censored, obedient, and grateful Muslims in no way detracts from this fundamental dimension of Islam. He was the chosen prophet, the one who was going to give the Arabs what they lacked: First, we see religion call be used by all kinds of organizations in the modern world to promote money-nlaking projects; and second, since Islam is no more repressive than Judaism or Christiallity, there must be those who have a vested interest in blockillg women’s rights in Muslim societies.

We don’t have to spill blood again and destroy l1ew homes If one follows the principles of Malik for fiqh, Abu Bakra must. But, in doing this, the Muslim state itself, preoccupied with its own renaissance, undermined the sexual hierarchy and destroyed the scale of values that constituted male identity. To what extent can one do violence to the sacred texts? Arab civilization being a civilization of the written word, the only point of view we have on this question is that of Abu Hurayra.

As an exiled, masked, veiled symbol, woman occupies a central position in the debates on the political scene. If you look at what has happened during the last century, you see that Western civilization is truly the first civilization of time. You must, wherever you are, at home, at work, or in transit, stop what you are doing, face Mecca, and try through the discipline of concentration to transcend your daily problems and put yourself in contact with the divine, and do all this in a very short period of time.


At the beginning of Islam, Muslim women played no role in public affairs, despite all the rights that Islam gave them, which were often the sanle as those accorded to men.

As an Islamic feminist, Mernissi was largely concerned with Islam and women’s roles in it, analyzing the historical development of Islamic thought and its modern manifestation. As a sociologist, Mernissi did fieldwork mainly in Morocco.

I know many Muslim Well what an interesting book. And the exaggerated lampoons on the political rights of women are a key part of this debate, for they permit people to talk about the issue without naming it. According to Moroccan sociologist Mernissi Beyond the Veilthe founder of Islam asserted the equality of women, rejected slavery and envisioned an egalitarian society.

And finally, the pilgrimage to Mecca for those who can make it is the fifth duty. Nevertheless, deep within himself, he wanted the direction of prayer to be toward the Ka ba, the sanctuary which had also been the qibla of Abraham and Ishmael.

At the opening of Parliament, there was not one woman present, and the men were settled among their n1ale peers as usual, just as in the cafes.

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The veil and the male elite: a feminist interpretation of women’s rights in Islam

eite Our religious education begins with attention focused on the body, its secretions, its fluids, its orifices, which the child must learn to constantly observe and control. The ordinary people jale not even know what the quarrel was about; for those citizens the important problem was the absence of democracy. Taha Husayn, in his study of pre-Islamic poetry, describes the popular dimension of this phenomenon: Westerners also suffer from it: He had a very dubious reputation from the beginning, and al-Bukhari was aware of it, since he reports that “people said that Abu Hurayra recounts too many Hadith.


This can explain why a man like Abu Bakra needed to recall opportune traditions, his record being far from satisfactory, as he had refused to take part datima the civil war. Her Islam was an occasion to journey to strange countries, to spread one’s Wil1gS, and to discover love and enlightenment there.

Fatima Mernissi, The Veil and the Male Elite

Many of the biographies of the Companions begin with one or tthe sentences by the authors about the difficulty they have had in tracing the paternity of their subjects. Let us take a look at the international situation, to see who is really against wom. Very rare were the occasions on which she was insulted – and even then it was never by one of the political leaders, but by some of the ordinary people.

In mael day don1ination infiltrates through the familiar presence of a wristwatch.

The veil and the male elite : a feminist interpretation of women’s rights in Islam

The following items were successfully added. And it is particularly intended to raise an issue which, 15 centuries later, Muslims still do not seem ready to resolve: How, among the various pretenders to the caliphate, is the best qualified one to be chosen?

These fuqaha, who saw in misogyny the danger of betrayal of the Prophet, doubled their precautions and did a thorough investigation of the sex life of the Prophet by listening to the reports of his wives, the only credible sources on this subject. We hear a total dissonance between the khutbas sermons of those in power and the pragmatic analyses of those ,ernissi who choose to speak their minds instead of serving as all echo chamber mdrnissi the delirium of the leaders.