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Sufi narratives of intimacy : Ibn 'Arabi, gender, and sexuality

Sufi narratives of intimacy : Ibn 'Arabi, gender, and sexuality

Publisher : University of Cape Town Press,South Africa
SKU: 9781775820123
R 389,00
R 330,65
Thirteenth-century Sufi poet, mystic and legal scholar Muhyi al-Din ibn al-'Arabi wrote much on gender as integral to questions of human existence and moral personhood.
Thirteenth-century Sufi poet, mystic and legal scholar Muhyi al-Din ibn al-'Arabi wrote much on gender as integral to questions of human existence and moral personhood. Reading his works through a critical feminist lens, Sa'diyya Shaikh opens fertile spaces in which new and creative encounters with gender justice in Islam can take place. Grounding her work in Islamic epistemology, Shaikh attends to the ways in which Sufi metaphysics and theology might allow for fundamental shifts in Islamic gender ethics and legal formulations, addressing wide-ranging contemporary challenges, including questions of women's rights in marriage and divorce, the politics of veiling, and women's leadership of ritual prayer. Drawing on the treasured works of Sufism, Shaikh raises a number of critical questions about the nature of selfhood, subjectivity, spirituality and society to contribute richly to the prospects of Islamic feminism as well as feminist ethics more broadly.
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ISBN13 9781775820123
Publisher University of Cape Town Press,South Africa
Contributor By (author) Sa'diyya Shaikh
Publication Date 2012-11-01
Language English
Format Paperback / softback
Pages 296
Product Dimensions (H x W x L) in mm 228 X 152 X 210
Shipping Weight (grams) 405
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Thirteenth-century Sufi poet, mystic and legal scholar Muhyi al-Din ibn al-'Arabi wrote much on gender as integral to questions of human existence and moral personhood. Reading his works through a critical feminist lens, Sa'diyya Shaikh opens fertile spaces in which new and creative encounters with gender justice in Islam can take place. Grounding her work in Islamic epistemology, Shaikh attends to the ways in which Sufi metaphysics and theology might allow for fundamental shifts in Islamic gender ethics and legal formulations, addressing wide-ranging contemporary challenges, including questions of women's rights in marriage and divorce, the politics of veiling, and women's leadership of ritual prayer. Drawing on the treasured works of Sufism, Shaikh raises a number of critical questions about the nature of selfhood, subjectivity, spirituality and society to contribute richly to the prospects of Islamic feminism as well as feminist ethics more broadly.
Products specifications
ISBN13 9781775820123
Publisher University of Cape Town Press,South Africa
Contributor By (author) Sa'diyya Shaikh
Publication Date 2012-11-01
Language English
Format Paperback / softback
Pages 296
Product Dimensions (H x W x L) in mm 228 X 152 X 210
Shipping Weight (grams) 405
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