Synopses & Reviews
An unprecedented, sympathetic, and systematic exploration of the mysterious world of Islamic women, by women who have been there. More than half a billion women live their entire lives peeking out from behind heavy veils. Theirs is a mysterious, misunderstood life often lived without hope and under great persecution.
This groundbreaking book is written by evangelical Christian women who have seen the other side. Ranging from missionaries in Islamic countries, to former reporters and columnists, the contributors give a powerful and unsilenceable voice to the women behind the veil. Written by women with such deep knowledge of Muslim life that some of the identities have been obscured for their protection A discussion of the real women of Islam--not the veils, protocols, and rules
An unprecedented, sympathetic, and wide-ranging exploration of the mysterious world of Islamic women--the people behind the veils--is presented by female writers and Christian workers.
Table of Contents
Introduction: The feminine voice of Allah / Ergun Mehmet Caner -- Testimonies behind the veil / Rachel L. Hardy -- Khadijah's cadre / Ruqaya Naser -- Aishah's daughters / Emily Hunter McGowin -- The Qur'an, the Hadith, and women / Diana L. Owen -- The essence of the veil / Susie Hawkins -- Islamic practices in the real world / Mary Kate Smith -- Cherished commodity / Suzanne Lea Eppling -- Protected property / Kathy L. Sibley -- The crescent and the cradle / Jill Caner -- Working in vain in the impossible task / Ava Anderson -- Praying for Islamic women / Debora Devore Brunson -- Love unveiled / Virginia Burns.