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Women as Leaders in Islam
Women as leaders in Islam

This chapter highlights the role some women who ascended to leadership positions have played in the various realms of Islamic life. Given that the Islamic civilization has been in existence for more than 1,000 years, I am forced to be highly selective of the personalities and topics. Because the focus is on women as leaders in Islam, I am also compelled to focus on the period from the time of Prophet Muhammad until precolonial time. This is significant, as women's leadership during the colonial and postcolonial era is contested on the ...

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