Hossein Kamaly, Associate Professor of Islamic Studies, is the featured speaker at a virtual event put on for Islamic Heritage Month by the Canadian Council of Muslim Women, Montreal Chapter. The event is Saturday, Oct. 24, 2-3:30 p.m. EDT.
Dr. Kamaly will be in conversation with Samaa Elibyari about his book A History of Islam in 21 Women. Register by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The book is a compilation of 21 profiles of strong Muslim women who made their marks in history. A New York Times review them “a feisty and intrepid bunch.”
In his introduction, Professor Kamaly says he wrote the book “to serve as a broad-based invitation to learn more about the role of women in the history of Islam.” Featured women range from Khadija, wife of the Prophet Muhammad and the “first believer,” to Noor Inayat Khan, a Sufi-Muslim woman who spied for the British during World War II.
In his talk on Saturday, Dr. Kamaly will discuss several of the featured women, including Khadija, Shajara-Al-Durr, and Maryam Mirzakhani.