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Muhammad's Intentions & The Male Elite: Women's Rights In Egypt, Jacelyn Slaughter Apr 1996

Muhammad's Intentions & The Male Elite: Women's Rights In Egypt, Jacelyn Slaughter

Political Science and International Relations Undergraduate Theses

This thesis discusses the relationship between patriarchal attitudes and the interpretation of Islamic text in Egypt. Muhammad supported women's equality and feminists today use his teachings to support their cause. However, feminist interpretations are often ignored for interpretations that favor male dominance and female subjugation. This problem lies not with Islam itself, but in the fact that the Egyptian government bends Islam with the political wind that does not favor equality. This practice dates back to ancient times when men owned harems, practiced polygamy, and collected women as war booty. Egalitarian interpretations, that favored women's equality, threatened these ...


Shivhei Habesht, Dan Ben-Amos Jan 1996

Shivhei Habesht, Dan Ben-Amos

Departmental Papers (NELC)

Shivhei HaBesht is the first collection of tales about the Besht. It contains biographical details about his parents, childhood, acquisition of mystical knowledge, travels, teachings, miracles, and death. Interspersed among these are stories about a few other hasidic leaders, followers of the Besht.


Obituary: Kenneth S. Goldstein (1927-1995), Dan Ben-Amos Jan 1996

Obituary: Kenneth S. Goldstein (1927-1995), Dan Ben-Amos

Departmental Papers (NELC)

A midrashic proverb observes that "when a man departs this world, he does not have as much as half of his desire in his hand." When Kenny Goldstein died on November 11, 1995, at the age of 68, he left behind manuscripts he did not complete, songs he did not transcribe, and singers he did not record. But the books and articles that he did not write himself he did write through his students and friends: hundreds of them. Always the consummate teacher, he was a rabbi of folklore. The situations he enjoyed most were the long seminar discussions when ...


The Mosque: History, Architectural Development & Regional Diversity, Ed. By Martin Frishman And Hasan-Uddin Khan (Review), Roberta Dougherty Dec 1995

The Mosque: History, Architectural Development & Regional Diversity, Ed. By Martin Frishman And Hasan-Uddin Khan (Review), Roberta Dougherty

Roberta L. Dougherty

Readers who are already familiar with mosque architecture in Central Asia, Iran, or the Arab homelands are sure to learn something new from this book. Those wishing a detailed comparative presentation of the regional differences in mosque architecture--from the rammed-earth mosques of West Africa with their striking vertical buttresses perhaps deriving from pagan African ancestral pillars, to the well-known stalactite muqarnas of Andalusian, North African, and Levantine mosques, to the pagoda-like roofs and manicured gardens of mosques in China, to the Hindu-inspired centralized vertical thrust of Southeast Asian mosques--will find this title a useful resource.


Policing Change In The Gulf States: The Effects Of The Gulf Conflict, Jeffrey Ian Ross Ph.D. Dec 1995

Policing Change In The Gulf States: The Effects Of The Gulf Conflict, Jeffrey Ian Ross Ph.D.

Jeffrey Ian Ross Ph.D.

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