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A History of Islam in 21 Women - Hardcover
Author: Hossein Kamaly
Weight: 490 grams
Beginning in seventh-century Mecca and Medina, A History of Islam in 21 Women takes us around the globe, through eleventh-century Yemen and Khorasan, and into sixteenth-century Spain, Istanbul and India. From there to nineteenth-century Persia and the African savannah, to twentieth-century Russia, Turkey, Egypt and Iraq, before arriving in present-day Europe and America.
From the first believer, Khadija, and the other women who witnessed the formative years of Islam, to award-winning architect Zaha Hadid in the twenty-first century, Hossein Kamaly celebrates the lives and groundbreaking achievements of these extraordinary women in the history of Islam.
1. Khadija: The First Believer
2. Fatima: Prophet Muhammad's Flesh and Blood
3. Aisha: "Get Half of Your Religion From Her"
4. Rabia al-Adawiyya: The Embarassment of Riches, and its Discontents
5. Fatima of Nishapur: Keeper of the Faith
6. Arwa of Yemen: THe Queen of Sheba Redux
7. Terken Khatun: Doing Well and Doing Good
8. Shajara'-al-Durr: Perils of Power, Between Caliphs and Mamluks
9. Sayyida al-Hurra of Tetouan
10. Pari Khanum: A Golden Link in the Safavid Chain of Command
11. Nur Jahan: Light of the World
12. Safiye Sultan: A Mother of Many Kings
13. Tajul-Alam Safiatuddin Syah: Diamonds Are Not Forever
14. Tahereh: Heroine or Heretic?
15. Nana Asmau: Jihad and Sisterhood
16. Muhlisa Bubi: Educator and Jurist
17. Halide Edip: Author of the New Turkey
18. Noor Inayat Khan: The Anxiety of Belonging
19. Umm Kulthum: Lodestar of Union
20. Zaha Hadid: Curves in Glass and Concrete
21. Maryam Mirzakhani: The Princess of Mathematics