“Tackles the contours and intimacies of a far practiced yet seldom spoken approximately quasi-marriage that leaves girls with out felony aid. A much-needed textual content on a very 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 learn ways 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 process is important, but balanced sufficient to incorporate the worries of girls, males, and kids, affording readers a huge and very important gaze into the lives of those unconventional households.”—Zain Abdullah, writer of Black Mecca
“A robust and lengthy past due examine of polygyny in African American Muslim communities.”—Shabana Mir, writer of Muslim American ladies on Campus
Debra Majeed sheds mild on households whose shape and serve as clash with U.S. civil legislation. Polygyny—multiple-wife marriage—has gradually emerged in its place to the low numbers of marriageable African American males and the excessive variety of female-led families in black America.
This publication positive factors the voices of ladies who welcome polygyny, oppose it, acquiesce to it, or perhaps negotiate strength in its practices. Majeed examines the alternatives to be had to African American Muslim girls who're contemplating polygyny or who're dwelling it. She calls awareness to the ways that interpretations of Islam’s basic assets are licensed or legitimated to manage the rights of Muslim girls. Highlighting the criminal, emotional, and communal implications of polygyny, Majeed encourages Muslim groups to strengthen formal measures that make sure the welfare of ladies and kids who're in a different way no longer well-known by way of the state.
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