“Captivating, provocative, and groundbreaking. taking over the mandate that women’s realities topic, Majeed writes with intensity and analytical rigor a couple of subject we've got scarcely started to understand.”—Amina Wadud, writer of Inside The Gender Jihad
“Tackles the contours and intimacies of a miles practiced yet seldom spoken approximately quasi-marriage that leaves girls with out felony help. A much-needed textual content on a really delicate subject. Majeed excavates this terrain with finesse and a deft scholarly hand.”—Aminah Beverly McCloud, coeditor of An creation to Islam within the twenty first Century
“Utilizes ethnographic examine tips on how to imaginatively and constructively complexify the truth of polygyny within the lives of African American Muslim women.”—Linda Elaine Thomas, writer of Under the Canopy
“Majeed’s womanist method is necessary, but balanced adequate to incorporate the worries of ladies, males, and kids, affording readers a vast and very important gaze into the lives of those unconventional households.”—Zain Abdullah, writer of Black Mecca
“A robust and lengthy past due examine of polygyny in African American Muslim communities.”—Shabana Mir, writer of Muslim American ladies on Campus
Debra Majeed sheds mild on households whose shape and serve as clash with U.S. civil legislations. Polygyny—multiple-wife marriage—has gradually emerged instead to the low numbers of marriageable African American males and the excessive variety of female-led families in black America.
This ebook gains the voices of ladies who welcome polygyny, oppose it, acquiesce to it, or maybe negotiate energy in its practices. Majeed examines the alternatives on hand to African American Muslim girls who're contemplating polygyny or who're dwelling it. She calls recognition to the ways that interpretations of Islam’s basic resources are approved or legitimated to manage the rights of Muslim ladies. Highlighting the criminal, emotional, and communal implications of polygyny, Majeed encourages Muslim groups to improve formal measures that make sure the welfare of ladies and kids who're differently now not famous by means of the state.