Name of Book: Islam - The Choice of Thinking Women
Author: Ismail Adam Patel
Publisher: Taha Publications
Number of Pages: 115
This book is no ordinary script on the status of women in Islam as it seeks to dispel the criticism often labelled by the West and unfortunately some Muslims. While the westerners purport feminism, women’s rights, gender equality, etc. a kind of paranoia has developed in the minds of Muslim women that makes them feel inferior. The perception that Muslim women are oppressed and kept in some kind of captivity with restricted movement, which the west believes, are some of the issues discussed in the book. Hence, the position and status of Muslim women in society is introduced, and the author has intellectually addressed some of the major topics regarding women.
The book makes an excellent reader for the non-Muslim in understanding the great dignity with which Islam has honoured women. Many confusions and distortions attributed on the subject of women in Islam have been cleared and demystified. The author has gone to great lengths in his research and has made accurate explanations so as to make the reader understand the issues.