Women and Islam

The veiling is not only just covering the head; it indicates a way of behavior, which is called to be more modest, more pure--Puritan maybe--which means you limit your presence in public life. For instance, the way you look at people. You have to cast down the eyes. The way your body occupies the space in public. That means you shouldn't be too loud--laughing, for instance. So it means a way of behaving, more modest behavior. It comes from hija, meaning ... Full Story »

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Walter Cox
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by Walter Cox - Jun. 4, 2009

Though the multiple authors' command of English varies from excellent to marginal, this is definitely worth reading. The vast cultural texture of Islamic thought and practice emerges from this varied presentation of perspectives.

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