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Islam: The Empowering of Women
Aisha Bewley
65 Pages Paperback A5 ISBN 1 897940 75 0 
Published by Taha Publishers London

History describes the activities of Muslim women in all areas of life, then it suddenly stops. What happened? How and why have things changed in the last three hundred years to the extent that few women are involved in the Islamic sciences and few men would even consider being taught by a woman? This book gives numerous examples of how women acted in the past, to help us escape the limiting perspectives which have come to be the norm. 

'Reading historical sources throughout the centuries of Islamic history, we find lots and lots of women active in all areas of life, and then suddenly it stops. What happened? How and why have things changed in the last three hundred years to the extent that it is unusual to find women involved in Islamic sciences and, unlike in the past, very few Muslim men would even consider being taught by a Muslim woman? This is a phenomenon which requires in-depth research. 

It is time to re-examine the sources and re-assess how Muslim women in the past acted so that we can escape the limiting perspectives which have come to be the norm. To this end, we will examine three perspectives: the Scholarly Woman, the Political Woman, and the Spiritual Woman.'

Aisha Abdurrahman at Tarjumana Bewley is one today’s most prolific translators of classical Arabic work into English. Aisha Bewley not only understands Arabic but she is also aware of the basic meanings and nature of teachings and history of Islam. Her knowledge is born of experience and direct transmission, not merely academic theory and learning by rote. For more than twenty-five years she has been concerned with making the contents of many classical works in Arabic more Accessible to English-speaking readers for the first time, including Ash-Shifa of Qadi “Iyad. 

She is co-translator The Noble Qur'an A New Rendering of its Meaning in English. Other works include -Al-Muwatta of Imam Malik , Glossary of Islamic Terms,  Islam: The Empowering of Women, Muslim Women A Biographical Dictionary<Click to See a list of Books translated or authored by A Bewley>

"Men and women who are Muslims,
men and women who are muminun,
men and women who are obedient,
men and women who are Truthful,
men and women who are steadfast,
men and women who are humble,
men and women who give sadaqa,
men and women who fast,
men and women who guard their private parts
men and women who remember Allah much
Allah has prepared forgiveness for them and an immense reward."
[al-Ahzab 35 - The Noble Qur'an - A New Rendering of its Meaning in English - Abdalhaqq and Aisha Bewley]

Bent Rib - A Journey through Women's issues in Islam
Huda al-Khattab
135 pages Paperback A5 ISBN 1 897940 57 2 £3.50
Ref:61t Price:£3.50

A sensitive and sensible look at the main issues with which Muslim women are often faced, not only as a result of ignorant attacks in the media by non-Muslims, but also in situations where they come across Muslims who are not fully aware of what the teachings of Islam actually are. This book, by the author of the best-selling The Muslim Woman's Handbook, helps to dispel common misconceptions and misunderstandings.

The Muslim Woman's Handbook
Huda Khattab
70 pages Paperback A5 ISBN 1897940 00 9 
Ref:62t Price:£2.50

A practical manual dealing with all aspects of a Muslim woman's daily life. The author tackles with ease such delicate subjects as personal hygiene, menstruation, nifas, hijab, marriage, divorce, as well as the Muslim woman's role in her family, her community and society as a whole. This book is of immense value to Muslim women and teenage girls, especially those who are discovering or rediscovering the relevance of Islam to their lives - a book to read and re-read, and to be kept near at hand at all times.

Women in the Qur'an and the Sunnah
Prof. A. Rahman I. Doi

A chaste and virtuous woman is a blebedient in the way of Allah. This vast and crucial role is defined and described in the light of the Qur'an and the Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad.

32 pages Paperback A5 ISBN 0907461 65 4 £1.25

Woman in Shari'ah
Prof. A. Rahman I. Doi

254 pages Paperback A5 ISBN 0907464 10 3 £4.95

The spiritual and moral survival of a community is possible only when its womenfolk remain conscientious guardians of its spiritual and moral values. This book considers the rights, duties and responsibilities of women under Islamic law and highlights the prerequisites for a sound and thriving Ummah. A commendable read for Muslim families. 


The Muslim Marriage Guide
By Ruqayyah Waris Maqsood
Paper Back 133 Pages Price: £5.95 Quilliam Press UK
Ref: 38q £5.95   

This highly prized book fills the need as a guide for Muslim couples, married or planning marriage. The book draws on authentic Islamic sources to discuss the main emotional, social and sexual problems that can afflict relationships, suggesting many practical ways in which these can be resolved.

Ruqayyah Maqsood, serves  as Head of Religious Studies at William Gee High School, Hull. She has written over seventeen books on various aspects of religion, a book on counseling for Muslim teenagers and a volume of poetry.

At a Time when in the Western World 4 out of 5 marriages break-up this book is not only  highly recommended but similar kind of advice is a must for Newly or to be Weds in this Modern World.
Unlike other books it handles real issues and real scenarios.

Contents: 1. Getting married. 2. The key to a happy marriage. 3. What is a good Muslim marriage like? 4. A sign and foretaste of paradise. 5. The blessed prophet and his wives. 6. The good husband. 7. Celebrating the difference. 8. A bank balance in heaven. 9. How to turn sex into Sadaqa. 10. A short A to Z of marriage. 11. A few rules for a happy marriage. Further reading.

"Islam teaches that marriage is ‘half of religion’ because it fulfils so many basic needs of individuals and of society, it is the cornerstone upon which the whole Muslim life is built.

"Modern life brings strains and pressures which can upset even the most compatible relationship. This means that nowadays, to protect the spirit of cooperation and happiness which is the sign of the true Islamic marriage, careful thought needs to be given to the mechanisms which help husband and wife to live together and respect each other’s rights.

"This highly-readable book takes the reader through the relevant passages in the Quran and Hadith, and goes on to discuss the main social and emotional problems that can afflict relationships, suggesting many practical ways in which these can be resolved."

Names for Muslim Children
by Moulana A M Hathurani
Paper Back- Indian Print- 85 Pages
Ref: 37d Price: £2.00

Names in Arabic followed by Meaning In English Plus  basic advice for the  Parents ..


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