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Patricia E. O’Connor

emphasizing that Nafisi makes her text an apology for her own life, not a historical text. Like many of us western readers, Erickson finds her work attractive because Nafisi has lived several years of an early marriage and her university education in the West, mostly in the usa , and her birth, childhood and

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Dorit Gottesfeld

the fact that the female protagonists in the texts of this period dream of marriage and love, in their inner monologues they often vacillate between living the life society has ordained or leading a personal, indepen- dent life. This struggle between the old and the new is a central motif in women

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Hadia Mubarak

important principles within the Islamic tradition. One is the idea that the Qur "à n cannot be properly understood without the elucidation of the Prophet (pbuh), whose life, words and actions are regarded as living commentary of the Qur "à n and provide the framework within which tafs ì r is to be exercised

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Andrew March

., 303. 92) Mawlawī, “al-Mafāhīm al-asāsiyya,” 214-5. 82 A.F. March / Islamic Law and Society 16 (2009) 34-94 with citizenship in a pluralist society. On this view, daʿwa is not merely motivated by the aim of winning adherents to one’s way of life, but rather by a desire to extend to the other a good

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Basheer Nafi

sinner and ignorant person ( ¨thim wa-j¨hil ); and he may only do so under extreme neces- sity, such as fear for his life. 26 In addition, Muslims living under a non-Muslim polity should be neutral in a situation of war between the Muslim state and their own country; they should neither contribute to the

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Michael G. Peletz

authorities to introduce Shariʿa into their province, a decision (described by some Acehnese and outside observers as bringing “an unwanted gift from Jakarta”) that was motivated partly by strategic concerns to undercut the Free Aceh Movement ( Gerakan Aceh Merdeka ). And they suffered horrendous losses of

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Jessica Carlisle

does not include this provision. Nevertheless, they repeatedly stressed the impracticality of her current living arrangements, arguing that a di ffi cult marital life was preferable to her imposition on the hospitality of her brother, who would soon tire of her. They also speculated that following a

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The Other Muslimah

Online Counter Narratives of Muslim Women

Danielle Saad

[s] in the story of life” (Rowland 1995:141). As Sonja Foss explains: “A narrative, as a frame upon experience, functions as an argument to view and understand the world in a particular way” ( 1996 :400). Fisher (1982) maintains that the meaning and significance of life are embodied in narrative

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Dorit Gottesfeld

living and working in Haifa. Bakriya completed her BA and MA studies in plastic arts and Arabic literature at the University of Haifa. In addition to being a writer, she is also a lecturer in arts and literature. Bakriya takes part in art workshops, exhibitions, and festivals in Israel and around the

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Kathryn Miller

Eleventh/Seven- teenth Centuries,Ó Islamic Law and Society , 1:2 (1994), 163. This article provides an excellent overview of ¼anafÂ, M¨likÂ, Sh¨fi®Â, and ¼anbal views on the issue of Muslims living in non-Muslim territory. THE OBLIGATION TO EMIGRATE TO ISLAMIC TERRITORY 257 presents a masterly