Public and Private Realities: Women, Youth, and Family Traditions in Islam

Carol Schersten LaHurd

Article Type: Article

Publication Date: 4/1/1996

Issue: Islam (Vol. 16, No 2, Spring, 1996)

Not enough observers of Islam deal with Muslims as living people. Here the author takes us with her in a living encounter with Muslims in another part of the world. This essay illustrates that respect and friendship are important elements in any study of Islam, especially in dealing with delicate issues such as the position of women and other areas of family life.

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