What is Veiling? by Sahar Amer PDF

By Sahar Amer

a fascinating creation to 1 of the main noticeable, arguable and least understood logos of Islam The Islamic veil in all its varieties - from the headband to the entire physique garment - is among the such a lot noticeable symptoms of Islam as a faith. it's also one among its such a lot arguable and misunderstood traditions between either Muslims and non-Muslims. In an atmosphere of accelerating conservatism in Euro-American Muslim-majority societies, in a global the place a woman's correct to put on the scarf has turn into a flashpoint for problems with all types, and at a time whilst racial and non secular profiling has turn into average, it truly is our political and social accountability to achieve a deeper knowing of veiling. This concise, easy-to-read and even-handed creation is organised round 3 major themes: the historic, non secular and cultural history; modern debates concerning the veil; and the numerous, transferring meanings the veil has had for Muslim ladies during the last century.

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