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Medicines of the Soul: Female Bodies and Sacred Geographies in a Transnational Islam

Fedwa Malti-Douglas


In this volume, the autobiographical writings of three leading women in today's Islamic revival movement reveal dramatic stories of religious transformation. As interpreted by this book, the autobiographies provide a powerful, groundbreaking portrayal of gender, religion, and discourses of the body in Arabo-Islamic culture. At the center of each story is a lively female Islamic spirituality that questions secular hierarchies while reaffirming patriarchal ones.

Keywords: Islamic revival movement, religious transformation, gender, Arabo-Islamic culture, secular hierarchies

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2001 Print ISBN-13: 9780520215931
Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520215931.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Fedwa Malti-Douglas, author