“Tackles the contours and intimacies of a far practiced yet seldom spoken approximately quasi-marriage that leaves girls with out criminal help. A much-needed textual content on an exceptionally delicate subject. Majeed excavates this terrain with finesse and a deft scholarly hand.”—Aminah Beverly McCloud, coeditor of An advent to Islam within the twenty first Century
“Utilizes ethnographic examine easy methods to imaginatively and constructively complexify the truth of polygyny within the lives of African American Muslim women.”—Linda Elaine Thomas, writer of Under the Canopy
“Majeed’s womanist procedure is important, but balanced adequate to incorporate the worries of girls, males, and youngsters, affording readers a extensive and very important gaze into the lives of those unconventional households.”—Zain Abdullah, writer of Black Mecca
“A strong and lengthy past due examine of polygyny in African American Muslim communities.”—Shabana Mir, writer of Muslim American girls on Campus
Debra Majeed sheds mild on households whose shape and serve as clash with U.S. civil legislation. Polygyny—multiple-wife marriage—has progressively emerged instead to the low numbers of marriageable African American males and the excessive variety of female-led families in black America.
This booklet positive aspects the voices of girls who welcome polygyny, oppose it, acquiesce to it, or maybe negotiate strength in its practices. Majeed examines the alternatives on hand to African American Muslim girls who're contemplating polygyny or who're residing it. She calls recognition to the ways that interpretations of Islam’s basic resources are approved or legitimated to control the rights of Muslim ladies. Highlighting the criminal, emotional, and communal implications of polygyny, Majeed encourages Muslim groups to boost formal measures that make sure the welfare of ladies and youngsters who're in a different way no longer well-known by way of the state.
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