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WOMEN IN ISLAM AND THE MIDDLE EAST
CHAPTER SEVEN SUMMARY ASSIGNMENT
AN EARLY LEGAL COMPENDIUM
INTERNET CIRCUMCISION ARTICLES
HIDDEN FACES OF EVE

Instructions: Read Roded chapter 7 and the two readings entitled “Internet Circumcision articles” and “Hidden Face of Eve”. Decide if the chapters or articles are neutral, in support of, or in opposition to the practice of female circumcision. Fill out the first two lines stating the position defended (pro, con, neutral) and time period of the stance taken (modern or traditional). Then write at least 10 sentences stating the rationale behind it and details concerning it. Under the evidence section, give any supporting evidence mentioned in the reading wherein they use factual sources, studies, statistics, Quran verses, Hadith, or other kinds of evidential proof. Give the references or citations provided for this proof (do not just mention it- give the actual statistics and data with the source citations). Finish by stating your own opinion regarding the reading. There is no answer key for this assignment. Note: Roded 7 doesn’t really go into the topic in depth, but has a detailed view on the topic of purity on the whole. Include the entire topic in your summary of that chapter below.

1. Roded Chapter 7 a. Position defended: Pro b. Time period: traditional c. Rationale/details: Purity is very important. Many of the older women were considered to be unclean. During mensuration a woman was to wrap a cloth tight around her waist. Men could touch her above the cloth as they saw fit. Specific rituals were done for washings. Water was splashed over head’s three times. Roots of hair were washed. In 2.26 a man is permitted to have sexual relations with his wife during menstruation if he chooses to do so. If water was not available to clean oneself not considered impure. Women were not allowed to pray…...

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