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THE FORGOTTEN WOMEN SCHOLARS OF ISLAM

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Hosted by ISBCC:

Delivered by: By Shaykh Dr M Akram Nadwi [Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies]

Date: Saturday 7th July 2012 Time: 11am – 6pm

Venue: Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center [ISBCC], 100 Malcolm X Blvd, Roxbury Crossing, MA 02120, USA

Based on 10 years of research, this monumental 40 volume work looks at 8,000 female scholars of hadith – “Al-Muhaddithaat” who played a key role in teaching, researching, transmiting and issuing fatwas in major mosques and madrasa’s from all across the Muslim world with many having renowned men scholars as their students, respect from society but all within the bounds of modesty in dress and manners.

This one day intensive introductory course will look at the following:

  • Status of women scholarship in Islam
  • Who were these women scholars ? Where were they ? What did they teach ? Who and how did they teach ?
  • Why did women scholarship decline ?
  • Why have we forgotten them ?
  • Current situation of women scholarship and future
  • Extensive Q & A sessions

Shaykh Dr M Akram Nadwi [Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies]

Shaykh Dr Muhammad Akram Nadwi studied and taught Shari’a at the Nadwatul ‘Ulama (India). A Muhaddith specialising in ‘Ilm al-Rijal (the study of the narrators of Hadith), Shaykh Akram has ijaza (licenses) from various mashayakh, including Abul Hasan Ali Al-Nadwi, Abdul-Fattah Abu Ghuddah and Yusuf al-Qaradawi. He has authored and translated many titles on Fiqh, Qur’an and Hadith including his monumental 40 volume work on Al-Muhaddithaat – The Lives of Female Scholars of Hadith. Shaykh Akram is a research fellow at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, Oxford University.

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