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Laury Silvers 🕋 Author of The Sufi Mysteries
Take a look at 's response to the way the new Muwatta translation handles terms for enslaved women. She points out how these kinds of translations soften the impact of slavery in the past and the present. It's a hard truth. Brilliant.
By Kecia Ali (Boston University) As someone who researches and teaches about early Islamic law, I have longed for a translation of the Muwaṭṭaʾ which renders legal terminology with consistency and …
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Laury Silvers 🕋 Author of The Sufi Mysteries Dec 18
People might want to take a look at 's work. He gives the details on domestic slavery and more.
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Sara Sherbaji Dec 17
Replying to @waraqamusa @kecia_ali
I wonder if there are texts authored by enslaved people (particularly women) that survived the millennium? Does such a thing exist?
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Kecia Ali Dec 18
Plenty of poetry, would be my guess (for women). There's lots of scholarship on the qiyan (so-called "singing girls") in, e.g., Gordon & Hain's edited volume from last year.
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Craig Perry, PhD Dec 18
Replying to @waraqamusa @kecia_ali
This thread and blog post is much appreciated. Of possible interest may be a book (January 2020, Edinburgh) about which I am really excited, Elizabeth Urban, Conquered Populations in Early Islam. A great deal here about enslaved women and mawālī...
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Kecia Ali Dec 18
Book looks great! Making myself a note to request from ILL as it's a bit pricey.
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AQ Dec 18
Replying to @waraqamusa @kecia_ali
Exceptional article. I think pieces like this really ought to be mandatory reading if Muslims are to recognise how, and improve on, how we think and talk about gender and slavery.
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Muṣannaf Dec 17
Replying to @waraqamusa @kecia_ali
So much insight here, and so many thought-provoking questions!
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Tariq طارق Dec 18
Replying to @waraqamusa @kecia_ali
Here we go again...I swear it gets tiresome after a while.
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