Nimat Hafez Barazangi Scholarly Works
This Community houses the various publications and scholarly works of Nimat Hafez Barazangi in the fields of Feministist and Women Studies and Linguistics, Culture and Religion.
Barazangi's fifty years of combined scholarly active work with Arab, Muslim, and non-Muslim organizations and individuals in North America and the Muslim world has been intertwined with her academic research and achievements that resulted in over 60 published research and encyclopedia articles, book reviews, edited journal, computerized instructional programs http://www.eslelf-learning-arabic.cornell.edu, and three monographs:
- The monograph Women’s Identity and Rethinking the Hadith Ashgate (2015). This book is a brave and passionate plea for Muslim women to reclaim the egalitarian message of their faith, which was eclipsed after the Prophet's death by the exclusion of women from positions of leadership and from participation in the production of religious knowledge.
- Woman's Identity and the Qur'an: A New Reading , The University Press of Florida (2004) was labeled by one reviewer as "the most radical book in the last 14th centuries of Islam.".
- The co-edited volume: Islamic Identity and the Struggle for Justice . The University Press of Florida (1996)
- Her latest work focuses on the abuse of Hadith and The Absence of Muslim Women in Shaping Islamic Thought: Foundations of Muslims’ Peaceful and Just Co-Existence.
She Received several awards for her Action Research, including:
- Senior Fulbright Scholarship from the Council for International Exchange of Scholars to Syria 2005-2006.
- United Nations Development Program TOKTEN Fellowships 1999 and 2002
- Visiting Fellowship from Oxford University's Centre of Islamic Studies (1994).
- Three-year (1995-1997) Serial Fulbright Scholarship from the Council for International Exchange of Scholars to Syria.
- Scholarship from The International Council for Adult Education (1993-94).
- The Glock Award for her 1988 Ph.D. dissertation "Perceptions of the Islamic Belief System: The Muslims in North America" from the Department of Education at Cornell University.
Her major Participatory Action Research projects, relating the Islamic worldview that is based on faith and reason with research and community service, aim at educating in and about Islam and at integrating Muslims' and Arabs' worldviews with that of the Western worldview of North America.
Listen to her lecture Why Muslim Women Must Reinterpret the Qur-an originally presented at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco on July 19, 2010.
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(2016-10-05)Because the true message of Islam concerning women was rarely practiced throughout the past 14 centuries of Muslim history, women scholar‐activists who self‐identify with Islam have been taking it upon themselves to ...
(2016-11-17)The overall goal of the eclectic and critical approach of Fatima Mernissi to gender and women’s rights seems to be overlooked. Scholars and activists attempt to analyze her work within one academic category or another. ...
(2016-09-28)Because the true message of Islam concerning women was rarely practiced throughout the past 14 centuries of Muslim history, women scholar-activists who self-identify with Islam have been taking it upon themselves to ...
Why Muslim Women Are Reinterpreting the Qur`an and Rethinking Hadith: A Transformative Scholarship‐Activism (2016-04-14)Because the true message of Islam concerning women was rarely practiced throughout the past 14 centuries of Muslim history, women scholar‐activists who self‐identify with Islam have been taking it upon themselves to ...
(2016-03-07)Dr. Barazangi will use examples from her recent book, Woman's Identity and Rethinking the Hadith, to argue that Islam is neither a law nor a dogma of submission. Rather, each individual Muslim, male or female, has the right ...
(2015-12-14)I will discuss my work on Muslim and Arab women's education, identity development and belief system as well as feminist and gender issues, focusing on my recent book, Woman’s Identity and Rethinking the Hadith (2015). ...