Women and the Advent of Islam

  title={Women and the Advent of Islam},
  author={L. Ahmed},
  journal={Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society},
  pages={665 - 691}
  • L. Ahmed
  • Published 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… CONTINUE READING
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