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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Islam and Women

Natana J. DeLong-Bas, Editor-in-chief

Scholarship on Islam and women has expanded exponentially over the past twenty years, with increasing specialization within the field, as well as cross-pollination between other fields and disciplines. With this surge in interest there is a genuine need for a systematic reference work to provide balanced comprehensive coverage of the field.

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Islam and Women is designed to meet this need by providing clear, current, comprehensive information on the major topics of scholarly interest within the study of women and Islam.

The Encyclopedia, which is based on the highly acclaimed Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World and is one of four encyclopedias in the Islamic World series, is being published as an e-book, in print, and on Oxford Islamic Studies Online. It features several hundred in-depth articles written by leading experts and is an excellent single source for accurate overview articles covering all aspects of this flourishing area of research.

Published by Oxford University Press, 2013.

Abish Khatun bint Sa'd II
Ablutions
Abortion
Adivar, Halide Edip
Afghanistan
African Languages and Literature
Afterlife
Aga Khan Foundation
Ahl al-Bayt
Ahmed, Leila
Aisha bint Sa'd bint ibn Abi Waqqas
A'isha bint Talha
Akhlaq
Albania
Algeria
Amin, Nosrat
Andalus, Al-
Anwar, Zainah
Arab Spring
Arabic Literature
Architecture and Women
Art, Women in Islamic
Aisyiyah, Nasyiatul
Astronomy and Astrology
Ayatollah
Badawi, Jamal
Badran, Margot
Baghdad Khatun
Bahrain
Bakhtiar, Laleh
Balkan States
Bangladesh
Barakah
Barazangi, Nimat Hafez
Barlas, Asma
Bazaar
Bhutto, Benazir
Black Widows
Borrowing and Credit, Women's: Contemporary and Historical Practice
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bouhired, Djamila
Business Ownership and Women: Historical and Contemporary Practice
Calligraphy and Epigraphy
Cambodia
Canada
Cemeteries
Central Asia and the Caucasus
Central Asian Literatures
Ceramics, Women's Representation in
Ceric, Mustapha
Chastity ('Iffa)
Chechnya
Child Abuse
Child-Rearing Practices
China
Cinema
Citizenship
Commission on International Religious Freedom
Communications Media
Community and Society (Theoretical Overview)
Companions of the Prophet
Concubinage
Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW)
Cosmetics
Cultural Activities, Women's Historical
Culture and Expression (Theoretical Overview)
Dance
Dashti, Rola
Da'wah, Women's Activities in
Delhi Sultanate
Devotional Poetry
Dhimmī
Divorce
Domestic Violence
Dorai, Fawzieh al-
Dress
Ebadi, Shirin
Economics and Finance
Education and Women
Egypt
Environmental Activism
Esack, Farid
Ethnicity
Europe
Ezzat, Heba Raouf
Family
Family Law
Fatayat Nahdatul Ulama
Fatima bint Mubarak, Sheikha
Fatimid Dynasty
Fatwa
Female Qur'anic Figures
Feminism
Fertility and Infertility Treatments
Financial Institutions
Fitnah
Five Pillars of Islam
Friday Prayer
Games and Sports
Gebaly, Tahany el
Gender Advisory Board, United Nations Commission on Science and Technology for Development
Gender Construction
Gender Equality
Gender Studies and Women
Gender Themes
Ghamidi, Javed Ahmad
Gorani, Hala
Guardianship
Guilds
Gumaa, Ali
Hadith
Hagarism
Hajj, Women's Patronage of
Ḥammām
Harem
Hashmi, Farhat
Hay'at
Health Care
Health Issues
Hibri, Azizah al-
Hijab
Honor
Honor Killings
Hospitality
Households
Hudud
Human Rights
Hygiene
Ibadah
Iconography
Iddah
Immigration and Minorities (Theoretical Overview)
India
Indonesia
Inheritance
Interfaith Dialogue
International Laws and Treaties on Women's Status
International League of Muslim Women
Internet, Blogs, and Social Networking
Investment and Commerce, Women's: Historical Practices
Iran
Iraq
Islam and Patriarchy
Islam and Peacebuilding
Islam and Women
Islamic Biographical Collections, Women in
Islamic Literature
Islamic Society of North America
Israel
Jameelah, Maryam
Jewelry and Gems
Jihad
Jordan
Joseph, Sarah
Judgment, Final
Justice, Social
Kadeer, Rabiya
Kahlawy, Abla al-
Kar, Mehrangiz
KARAMAH (Muslim Women Lawyers for Human Rights)
Karman, Tawakkul
Kashmir
Khaled, Amr
Khan, Daisy
Khawarij
Khayr al-Nisa' Begam
Khutbah
Kuwait
Land Tenure
Law
Lebanon
Libya
Literary Salons
Madrasah
Malay and Indonesian Literature
Malaysia
Mamluk Dynasty
Marriage
Martyrdom
Mattson, Ingrid
Medical Profession,Women in the
Medicine
Medieval Court Poetry
Mexico
Microfinance
Midwifery
Minorities
Miracles
Modernization and Development
Mogahed, Dalia
Morocco
Mosque, Women's Space and Use of
Motherhood
Mourning
Mouza bint Nasser Al-Misnad, Sheikha
Mu'amalah
Mubarak, Massouma al-
Muftiyah
Mughal Empire
Muhajirun
Mujahidah
Murshidah
Musawah
Music
Muslim Council of Britain
Muslim Women's League
Mut'ah
Names and Naming
Nana Asma'u
NGOs and Women
Nigeria
Noor al-Hussein
Nu Ahong
Nur Jahan
Obaid, Thoraya
Oman
One Million Signatures Campaign
Orientalism
Ottoman Empire
Painting
Pakistan
Pakzad, Surraya
Palaces
Palestine
Pari-Khan Khanum I
People of the Book
Persian Literature
Pesantren
Philanthropy and Women, Contemporary and Historical
Philippines
Pluralism
Political Activism, Women
Politics and Polity (Theoretical Overview)
Popular Religion
Pottery
Pregnancy and Childbirth
Print Journalism
Property
Prophethood
Prophets
Prostitution
Purification
Qadi
Qajar Dynasty
Qatar
Qur'an
Qur'anic Recitation Schools for Girls
Qur'anic Schools for Girls
Qutlugh Terkan Khatun
Radiyya bint Iltutmish
Rahnavard, Zahra
Ramadan, Tariq
Rape as War Tool
Rasul, Amina
Rasulid Dynasty
Rawzah Khvānī
Real Estate
Refugees
Relics
Religion, Theory, Practice, and Interpretation of (Theoretical Overview)
Religious Authority of Women
Religious Biography and Hagiography
Rites
Rostamani, Amina al-
Roxelana, Hürrem
Safavid Dynasty
Sainthood
Salafi Groups
Saleh, Su'ad
Saudi Arabia
Scholarly Approaches and Theoretical Constructs (Theoretical Overview)
Science, Medicine and Education (Theoretical Overview)
Seclusion
Sefati, Zohreh
Self and Body (Theoretical Overview)
Sexual Education
Sexuality
Shajar al-Durr
Sharia, Fiqh, Philosophy, and Reason (Theoretical Overview)
Shaykh, Hanan al-
Shi'i Islam and Women
Shrine
Slavery
Soghaghtani Beg
South Africa
Southeast Asia and the Pacific
Sovereignty
Stereotypes in Mass Media
Sub-Saharan Africa
Sudan
Sufism and Women
Sufra
Suicide
Suicide Bombings
Sulayhids
Sunni Islam and Women
Surrogate Motherhood
Suweidan, Tariq al-
Syncretism
Syria
Tabaqat
Taj Mahal
Taleghani, Azam
Taliban
Taqwa
Tarzi, Mahmud
Television
Terrorism
Thailand
Third World Organization for Women in Science
Timurid Dynasty
Topkapi Saray
Trade
Tribal Societies and Women
Tunisia
Turabi, Hasan al-
Turkey
Uddin, Baroness Pola Manzila
Udhri Poetry
Ulfah, Hajjah Maria
Umm Kulthum
Umm Waraqa
Umrah
UN Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM)
United Arab Emirates
United Nations Fund for Population Activities
United States of America
Universities
Veiling
Wadud, Amina
Wahhabiyah
Walladah bint al-Mustakfi
Wan Azizah Ismail
Waqf, Women's Constructions of
Warriors
Wazed, Sheikh Hasina
Wealth, Welfare and Labor (Theoretical Overview)
West Bank and Gaza
Wet Nurses
Wives of the Prophet
Women and Islam
Women and Social Protest
Women and Social Reform
Women of the Prophet's Household - Interpretation
Women's Action Forum
Women's Entrepreneurship
Women's Islamic Initiative in Spirituality and Equality (WISE)
Women's Magazines
Women's Religious Celebrations
Women's Rights
Women's Travel, Historical
Workforce, Women in the
Xinjiang
Yaqoob, Salma
Yassine, Nadia
Yemen
Youth Culture
Yusuf Hanson, Hamza
Zawiyah
Zia, Khaleda
Zinah

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