Books on Feminism and Islam: A (Growing) Master List

The following are books and articles on the subjects of Islam, feminism, and racialization (which I will continue to expand) and where you can read them for free (where available), or purchase them.

Feminism, Women and Islam:

Women Claim Islam – Creating Islamic Feminism Through Literature (PDF) – Miriam Cooke
Women & Gender in Islam – Leila Ahmed
A Quiet Revolution: The Veil’s Resurgence, from the Middle East to America – Leila Ahmed
“Believing Women” in Islam: Unreading Patriarchal Interpretations of the Qur’an – Asma Barlas Feminist Edges of the Qur’an – Aysha A. Hidayatullah
Qur’an and Woman: Rereading the Sacred Text from a Woman’s Perspective (PDF) – Amina Wadud
Feminism and Islam: Legal and Literary Perspectives – Mai Yamani
Women and the Transmission of Religious Knowledge in Islam (Ebook available) – Asma Sayeed

Men in Charge?: Rethinking Authority in Muslim Legal TraditionZiba Mir-Hosseini
The Veil And The Male Elite: A Feminist Interpretation of Women’s Rights In Islam – Fatima Mernissi

Do Muslim Women Need Saving? Lila Abu-Lughod
Remaking Women: Feminism and Modernity in the Middle East Lila Abu-Lughod

Islam/religion and Racialization:

Racializing Islam before and after 9/11: From Melting Pot to Islamophobia (PDF) – Hilal Elver
The Racialization of Hinduism, Islam, and Sikhism in the United States (PDF) – Khyati Y. Joshi
The Racialization of Minoritized Religious Identity: Constructing Sacred Sites at the Intersection of White and Christian Supremacy (PDF) – Jaideep Singh

Islam and Socialism/Communism:

Islam and Communism (ISSU) – Dr. Khalifa Abdul Hakim
Islamic Socialism (DAWN article) – Nadeem Paracha

Other books of interest:
Critical Reflection on Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender Muslims Scott Siraj al-Haqq Kugle
Two Queens of Baghdad: Mother and Wife of Harun al-Rashid (PDF) – Nabia Abbott


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