Minority Of One

The Unchaining of an Arab Mind

Minority Of One

How does a regular young man from Cairo grow up hating Jews? How does he free his mind from that hatred and ultimately free himself, even at the risk of losing his life? What do pivotal world events like 9/11, the rise of the Information Age, and the Arab Spring look like through his eyes? Minority Of One takes the reader along on the transformative journey of Hussein Aboubakr Mansour, an outspoken Egyptian political dissident who was raised in a conservative Egyptian Muslim family, obsessed with antisemitic hatred of Jews. In his teenage years, after questioning these attitudes, he decided to learn Hebrew which enabled him to see Jews, Israel, and Arab-Jewish relations in a very different light. His new opinions resulted in clashes with Egyptian security agencies as well as with his family. Jailed and tortured for his activities, Hussein participated in the Egyptian Tahrir Square revolution in 2011 and sought asylum in the United States in 2012.

A Code of Ethics for Muslim Men and Women

A Code of Ethics for Muslim Men and Women

According to the Fatawa (Verdicts) of Eight Marja’ Taqlid of the Shi’a World

Beyond the Veil

Male-female Dynamics in Modern Muslim Society

Beyond the Veil

From the writing of her first book, Beyond the Veil: Male-Female Dynamics in Modern Muslim Society in 1975, Mernissi has sought to reclaim the ideological discourse on women and sexuality from the stranglehold of patriarchy. She critically examines the classical corpus of religious-juristic texts, including the Hadith, and reinterprets them from a feminist perspective. In her view, the Muslim ideal of the silent, passive, obedient woman has nothing to do with the authentic message of Islam. Rather, it is a construction of the 'ulama', the male jurists-theologians who manipulated and distorted the religious texts in order to preserve the patriarchal system. Mernissi's work explores the relationship between sexual ideology, gender identity, sociopolitical organization, and the status of women in Islam; her special focus, however, is Moroccan society and culture. As a feminist, her work represents an attempt to undermine the ideological and political systems that silence and oppress Muslim women.

Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures

Family, Body, Sexuality And Health

Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures

Family, Body, Sexuality and Health is Volume III of the Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures. In almost 200 well written entries it covers the broad field of family, body, sexuality and health and Islamic cultures.

Sex and Power in Turkey

Feminism, Islam and the Maturing of Turkish Democracy

Sex and Power in Turkey


Thirty-Three Secrets Arab Men Never Tell American Women

A Dissection of How Muslims Treat Women and Infidels

Thirty-Three Secrets Arab Men Never Tell American Women

There exists in this world people who have no soul. Anyone who could inflict such endless cruelty on women and children is less than human. It's hard for me to find the precise words I can use to describe my feelings about this reading experience: deep sadness, blistering rage, and a need to take revenge. Intellectually, I know all this is counterproductive, and a punishment inflicted upon myself. However, Thirty-Three Secrets Arab Men Never Tell American Women: A Dissection of How Muslims Treat Women and Infidels is a wake-up call for any women who would let her heart rule her head in personal relationships, no matter what the cultural background or religion.

Al-Raida

Al-Raida


The Pleasures of Woman: Poems, Sensations, Songs, and Stories about the Supernatural Dimensions of Woman

The Pleasures of Woman: Poems, Sensations, Songs, and Stories about the Supernatural Dimensions of Woman

The Pleasures of Woman, quite simply, is a book of medicine for human sexuality. It is a salve to cleanse and heal our wounds of confusion and anger, and dull sleepy our fears and self-obsessions. It is an intimate conversation from the heart to women and men of all ages, who have the heart to understand. It is a new erection of the classics in man, by rediscovering the nature and imaginations which make him classic. It is a mythological dream of woman, spawned from the alphabet of Adam's affections, and the depths of all men's needs. It is poetry written from and for the deepest, most sacred parts of the human being. Words that tenderly nourish the unblossomed flower of man's purest and sweetest sense of innocence and intimacy, by empowering, exalting and adoring women's most natural, intoxicating, and surreal dimensions of femininity; lavishing upon women the savory epiphanies and rapturous delights of eternal womanhood; and creating a world of joy, brightness, peace, and hope.

The Pleasures of Woman: Poems, Sensations, Songs, and Stories about the Supernatural Dimensions of Woman

The Pleasures of Woman: Poems, Sensations, Songs, and Stories about the Supernatural Dimensions of Woman

The Pleasures of Woman, quite simply, is a book of medicine for human sexuality. It is a salve to cleanse and heal our wounds of confusion and anger, and dull sleepy our fears and self-obsessions. It is an intimate conversation from the heart to women and men of all ages, who have the heart to understand. It is a new erection of the classics in man, by rediscovering the nature and imaginations which make him classic. It is a mythological dream of woman, spawned from the alphabet of Adam's affections, and the depths of all men's needs. It is poetry written from and for the deepest, most sacred parts of the human being. Words that tenderly nourish the unblossomed flower of man's purest and sweetest sense of innocence and intimacy, by empowering, exalting and adoring women's most natural, intoxicating, and surreal dimensions of femininity; lavishing upon women the savory epiphanies and rapturous delights of eternal womanhood; and creating a world of joy, brightness, peace, and hope.

Women, Jews, and Muslims in the Texts of Reconquest Castile

Women, Jews, and Muslims in the Texts of Reconquest Castile

Groundbreaking study of the impact of gender and religion in the power struggle behind medieval Spanish texts