Women and the Advent of Islam

@article{Ahmed1986WomenAT,
  title={Women and the Advent of Islam},
  author={Leila Ahmed},
  journal={Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society},
  year={1986},
  volume={11},
  pages={665 - 691}
}
  • Leila Ahmed
  • Published 1 July 1986
  • History
  • Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society
Probably 'Aisha rather than Khadija should be counted the first woman of Islam. Khadija, the wealthy widow who employed Mohamad to oversee her caravan (trading between Mecca and Syria) and proposed to and married him when she was forty and he twenty-five, was already in her fifties when Mohamad received his first revelation and began to preach Islam. 'Aisha, on the other hand, was born to Muslim parents and betrothed to Mohamad when she was a child and he in his fifties and already launched on… 
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