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Secrets Behind the Burqa

Author : Rosemary Sookhdeo
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The book goes behind the scenes into the lives of Muslim women, showing how these are very different from those of Western women and revealing the rules, pressures and tensions that they face. It describes how Islamic concepts of honour and shame can oppress and endanger women and how arranged and forced marriages can be life-threatening for them.

A Girl Behind Burqa

Author : Jimil Patel
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We don’t achieve everything we want and sometimes when we fail to fulfil the dream we have been seeing for years or our loved one leaves us, we feel, the purpose of our life ends here. And some of us take a horrendous step like a suicide. Why? Sometimes destiny makes us to lose small battles so that we can win a war. The same happens when a serious personality aaditya fails to crack an IIM interview because of his own drawback, thus he wants to end his life. Then a girl enters in his life, who always hides herself behind a burqa. Why is she hiding her identity? Come... Dive into the life of a boy who fears a lot. Watch him crossing all the boundaries for the friendship and fall in love without seeing a face for that he believes... True love isn't about faces because... Pretty faces are merely better arrangement of biochemical.

Under the Veil Islam s Shrouded Secret

Author : LaLeh Azhadi
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The Untold Secret of Fathima

Author : Riju Raju Sam
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What does a mother suffering from cancer, a self made millionaire, a 911 survivor and a 12 year old orphan in Iraq have in common? The Untold Secret of Fathima is the story of the life altering religious awakening in their lives. Their stories are intertwined with an invisible bond and they are destined to help one another. Together, they make the impossible, possible and prove that religion has no boundaries.The Untold Secret of Fathima conveys that the essence of all religion is love and peace.

Handbook of Research on Development and Religion

Author : Matthew Clarke
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With eighty percent of the world's population professing religious faith, religious belief is a common human characteristic. This fascinating and highly unique Handbook brings together state-of-the-art research on incorporating religion into development studies literature and research. The expert contributors illustrate that as religious identity is integral to a community's culture, exclusion of religious consideration will limit successful development interventions; it is therefore necessary to conflate religion and development to enhance efforts to improve the lives of the poor. Issues addressed include: key tenets, beliefs and histories of religions; religious response to development concerns (gender, environment, education, microfinance, humanitarian assistance); and the role of faith based organisations and missionaries in the wider development context. Practical case studies of countries across Africa, Eastern Europe and the Pacific (including Australia) underpin the research, providing evidence that the intersection between religion and development is neither new nor static. By way of conclusion, suggestions are prescribed for extensive further research in order to advance understanding of this nascent field. This path-breaking Handbook will prove a thought-provoking and stimulating reference tool for academics, researchers and students in international development, international relations, comparative religion and theology.

Religions and Development

Author : Emma Tomalin
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Religion has been excluded from development studies for decades. Religious traditions have contributed greatly towards development work, yet major international players have tended to ignore its role. Recent years have shown a noticeable shift in development policy, practice and research to recognize religion as a relevant factor. This text provides a comprehensive insight into different approaches towards the understanding the relationships between religions and development studies, policy and practice. It guides readers through current debates, presenting, explaining and critically evaluating a broad range of literature and locating it within a theoretical context. The text explores the role of religion within development, from positive contributions, such as the important role that many ‘faith-based organizations’ play in education or health care, to more complicated and contested notions of impact, such as religiously inspired violence or gender inequality. The book begins with three background chapters, outlining the relevance of religions for development studies, policy and practice, and introducing the reader to the study of ‘development’ and of ‘religions’. Following these, the focus then shifts to examine a number of thematic areas, including religion, gender and development, and the implications of the ‘rise of religion’ for mainstream development studies, policy and practice in the 21st century. Each chapter contains a range of features to assist undergraduate learning, including learning objectives for each chapter, discussion of key concepts, summaries, discussion questions, further reading and websites. The book also contains over sixty boxed case studies to provide further definition, explanation, and examples of the interactions between religions and development globally. This innovative text presents religions as something that can both obstruct and aid development, encouraging readers to engage critically with the multiple ways that religion impacts on both the conceptualization of development as well the resulting project interventions. This will be of interest to undergraduate, postgraduate students and scholars interested in religious studies, development studies, and the broader study of societies and cultures.

Muslim Families Politics and the Law

Author : Ralph Grillo
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Contemporary European societies are multi-ethnic and multi-cultural, certainly in terms of the diversity which has stemmed from the immigration of workers and refugees and their settlement. Currently, however, there is widespread, often acrimonious, debate about ’other’ cultural and religious beliefs and practices and limits to their accommodation. This book focuses principally on Muslim families and on the way in which gender relations and associated questions of (women’s) agency, consent and autonomy, have become the focus of political and social commentary, with followers of the religion under constant public scrutiny and criticism. Practices concerning marriage and divorce are especially controversial and the book includes a detailed overview of the public debate about the application of Islamic legal and ethical norms (shari’a) in family law matters, and the associated role of Shari’a councils, in a British context. In short, Islam generally and the Muslim family in particular have become highly politicized sites of contestation, and the book considers how and why and with what implications for British multiculturalism, past, present and future. The study will be of great interest to international scholars and academics researching the governance of diversity and the accommodation of other faiths including Islam.

The Sheikh s Secret Bride

Author : Leslie North
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Work always comes first for Sheikh Nassir Adjalane. From an early age, he learned business was infinitely more important than having a personal life. But with the pressure from an opponent on his board, Nassir suddenly has only one month to marry, or risk being voted out of his company. With everything he's working on the line, Nassir desperately needs a bride ... and only one woman will do it. Wedding planner Janna Davis never imagined she would be summoned to Middle East to plan Sheikh Nassir's nuptials. But the outrageous sum he's offered will finally give her what she needs to stand on her own two feet. As planning gets underway, Janna is put off by Nassir's businesslike way, but she can not deny his appeal. No matter what she's feeling though, Janna has a job to do. Janna values her independence and refuses to fall for a soon-to-be married man, but what will happen when she learns that she is Nassir's intended bride?

Behind the Veil

Author : Neville Cox
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Since the early 2010s, an increasing number of European countries have passed laws that prohibit the wearing of various kinds of Islamic veil in particular circumstances. This insightful book considers the arguments used to justify such laws and analyses the legitimacy of these arguments both generally and in regards to whether such laws can be seen as justified interferences with the rights of women who wish to wear such garments.

Postcolonial Gateways and Walls

Author : Daria Tunca
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This collection of essays focuses on the evocative figures of the ‘gateway’ and the ‘wall’ – both literal and metaphorical – to reflect on the state of postcolonial studies, a dynamic discipline that may itself be seen as permanently ‘under construction’.