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A History of Islam in 21 Women

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Hossein Kamaly




Beginning in seventh-century Mecca and Medina, A History of Islam in 21 Women takes us around the globe, through eleventh-century Yemen and Khorasan, and into sixteenth-century Spain, Istanbul and India. From there to nineteenth-century Persia and the African savannah, to twentieth-century Russia, Turkey, Egypt and Iraq, before arriving in present-day Europe and America. From the first believer, Khadija, and the other women who witnessed the formative years of Islam, to award-winning architect Zaha Hadid in the twenty-first century, Hossein Kamaly celebrates the lives and groundbreaking achievements of these extraordinary women in the history of Islam.




    1.  Khadija (ca. 560-619): The First Believer

    2.  Fatima (ca. 612-633): Prophet Muhammad’s Flesh and Blood

    3.  Aisha (ca. 615-678): “Get Half of Your Religion From Her”

    4.  Rabia al-Adawiyya (ca. 717-801): The Embarrassment of Riches, and its Discontents

    5.  Fatima of Nishapur (ca.1000-1088): Keeper of the Faith

    6.  Arwa of Yemen (ca 1050-1138): The Queen of Sheba Redux

    7.  Terken Hatun (ca.1205-1281): Doing Well and Doing Good

    8.  Shajara’-al-Durr (d. 1257) Perils of Power, Between Caliphs and Mamluks

    9.  Sayyida al-Hurra of Tétouan (ca.1492-ca.1560): The Free Queen

    10. Pari Khanum (1548-1578): A Golden Link in the Safavid Chain of Command

    11. Nur Jahan (1577-1645): Light of the World

    12. Safiye Sultan (ca.1550-ca.1619): A Mother of Many Kings

    13. Tajul-Alam Safiatuddin Syah (1612-1675)

    14. Tahereh (ca. 1814-1852): Heroine or Heretic?

    15. Nana Asmau (1793-1864): Jihad and Sisterhood

    16. Mukhlisa Bubi (1869-1937): Educator and Jurist

    17. Halidé Edip (ca. 1884-1964): Author of the New Turkey

    18. Noor Inayat Khan (1914-1944): The Anxiety of Belonging

    19. Umm Kulthum (ca. 1904-1975): Lodestar of Union

    20. Haha Hadid (1950-2016): Curves in Glass and Concrete

    21. Maryam Mirzakhani (1977-2017): The Princess of Mathematics