Majalis al-ilm

Salima Bhimani

Through lively provocative discussions (“sessions”), thoughtful analyses, and personal creative expression, nine young people from diverse backgrounds consider their lives as modern Muslim women in Canada. Majalis al-ilm: Sessions of Knowledge counters stereotypes with stories, views, and concerns that are complex and not simplistic. The women consider issues such as identity, gender, faith, and community and probe the importance of Islam in their lives.

". . . provides a breath of life into contemporary understanding of the inner dimension of Islam."
Montreal Gazette

“...a beautiful example of women's epistemology in action that, without unduly essentialising men and women, acknowledges and accepts women's ways of knowing, through narrative, experience and intuition.” 
The Muslim World Book Review

Salima Bhimani was born in the United Kingdom and raised in Canada. She has a master’s degree in Islam and Globalization, and identifies herself as a South Asian Muslim woman who is also Canadian. She is passionate about spirituality and art, and is active in community development in Toronto.   

Cultural Studies
Paperback ISBN:  978-1-894770-06-4  
Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-894770-05-7 
200 pages
Publication Date:  2003

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