“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 a really delicate subject. Majeed excavates this terrain with finesse and a deft scholarly hand.”—Aminah Beverly McCloud, coeditor of An creation to Islam within the twenty first Century
“Utilizes ethnographic learn tips on how 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 strategy is necessary, but balanced adequate to incorporate the troubles of girls, males, and youngsters, affording readers a extensive and important gaze into the lives of those unconventional households.”—Zain Abdullah, writer of Black Mecca
“A robust and lengthy late 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 as a substitute to the low numbers of marriageable African American males and the excessive variety of female-led families in black America.
This publication good points the voices of girls who welcome polygyny, oppose it, acquiesce to it, or maybe negotiate strength in its practices. Majeed examines the alternatives to be had to African American Muslim ladies who're contemplating polygyny or who're dwelling it. She calls consciousness to the ways that interpretations of Islam’s fundamental resources are approved or legitimated to manage the rights of Muslim girls. Highlighting the felony, emotional, and communal implications of polygyny, Majeed encourages Muslim groups to improve formal measures that make sure the welfare of girls and youngsters who're in a different way no longer well-known through the state.
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