My Soul Is a Woman: The Feminine in Islam
Shattering stereotypes, Schimmel reconstructs an important but little-known chapter of Islamic spirituality. With copious examples, she shows the clear equality of women and men in the conception of the Prophet Muhammad, the Quran, the feminine language of the mystical tradition, and in the role of holy mothers and unmarried women as manifestations of God.
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This scholarly but extremely readable book documents the historical and textual role of the feminine in Islamic spirituality. Schimmel does a great job of handling Quranic texts as well as folk poetry ... Read full review