Phil Parshall, Julie Parshall - Lifting the Veil: The World of Muslim Women

Lifting the Veil: The World of Muslim Women by Phil Parshall, Julie Parshall

Tags: Social and Religious Issues, World Religions, Paperback, Book

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Genre: Social and Religious Issues
Cross Rhythms Product Code: 73078
Product Format: Book
ISBN: 9781884543678
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Authentic Publishing Waynesbor
Cat. Code: 9781884543678
Release Date: 15 Oct 2004

The controversy over the veil is symbolic of the issues facing Muslim women today. This piece of cloth embodies the debate over liberation or subjugation. While the Muslim fundamentalists are becoming more vocal and aggressive, a minority voice is courageously being raised in protest over Islamic rites and rituals. It is the Muslim women who are in the eye of the storm, and unfortunately, they seldom get the opportunity to set a direction. Secluded from the eyes of anyone but family members, Muslim women live under a system of tradition, rites, and rituals that favor men above women. "A man loves first his son, then his camel, and then his wife," says an Arab proverb. Phil and Julie Parshall understand the issues, heartaches and dangers facing Muslim women today, having lived among them for more than four decades. They bring a sensitive perspective to this thoughtful yet sobering book that examines the controversy of female circumcision and proof of virginity, the heartache of arranged marriages, divorce, polygamy, and the status of women living in a male dominated world.

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