By John L. Esposito
For numerous a long time, the Muslim international has skilled a spiritual resurgence. The reassertion of Islam in own and political existence has taken many kinds, from higher consciousness to non secular perform to the emergence of Islamic firms, hobbies, and associations. the most debatable and emotionally charged elements of this revival has been its influence on ladies in Muslim societies.
The essays accrued during this bookstore this factor in its historic context and provide case stories of Muslim societies from North Africa to Southeast Asia. those attention-grabbing experiences make clear the impression of the Islamic resurgence on gender concerns in Iran, Egypt, Jordan, Pakistan, Oman, Bahrain, the Philippines, and Kuwait. Taken jointly, the essays demonstrate the wide range that exists between Muslim societies and believers, and the complexity of the problems into account. They exhibit that new issues are taking place for girls around the Islamic international, and are in lots of circumstances being initiated via girls themselves. the amount as a complete militates opposed to the stereotype of Muslim ladies as repressed, passive, and with no initiative, whereas acknowledging the very genuine hindrances to women's tasks in every one of these societies.