By Faegheh Shirazi

"The originality of Velvet Jihad is in its bringing jointly an incredible quantity of knowledge on quite a few features of Muslim women’s lives from everywhere in the Muslim international. Shirazi demanding situations the stereotypes that characteristic 'exceptionality' to Islam."--Shahla Haeri, Boston University

There are a number of conflicts resulting within the center East, yet now not all are being fought with rockets and rifles. whereas the net has confirmed helpful to people who desire to uphold a patriarchal society and unfold the message of Islamic fundamentalism, Muslim girls have used the net to construct a transnational group purpose on turning out to be women’s rights within the heart East.

There is a huge disparity among a Muslim woman's function in accordance with the Qur'an and her position as a few corners of Muslim society have interpreted it. In Velvet Jihad Faegheh Shirazi unearths the artistic innovations Muslim ladies have followed to quietly struggle opposed to those that might restrict their growing to be rights.

Shirazi examines matters which are very important to all ladies, from regimen concerns akin to day-by-day hygiene and garments to debatable topics like abortion, contraception, and virginity. As a lady with linguistic services and wide lifestyles event in either Western and center japanese cultures, she is uniquely situated as an goal observer and reporter of alterations and demanding situations dealing with Muslim ladies globally.

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