Muslim Female Education

Veil to Moon

By Rahat Abrar

The final two decades of the 20th century have registered a wave of awareness with regard to education among Muslims girls and women. Kindled with the fire of liberation, the long cherished dream of self-reliance has come true through education. At an annual convocation at Aligarh Muslim University a few years ago, a young woman, clad in hijab, received as many as twelve medals in the prestigious course of medicine and surgery. Another engineering graduate from the university has played a leading role in the launch of Chandrayan, the first ever Indian satellite to the moon. Feats such as these demonstrate that Muslim girls and women are making personal advances through education. This study draws on empirical research in India to counter the misconception that female Muslims are lagging behind in education. The book encompasses all aspects and dimensions of female Muslim education, from the birth of the movement to the present day.

220 pages

Publication Date: 1/1/2014
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9788184050813