Al-Muhaddithat: The Women Scholars of Islam

Al-Muhaddithat: The Women Scholars of Islam
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Organizing Institution: American Islamic College
Contact email: [email protected]
Start Date: February 12, 2022 (10:00am)
End Date: February 12, 2022 (3:00pm +03)
Cost: $30 – $50
– Chicago – Illinois – United States

By Shaykh Akram Nadwi, Dr. Tamara Gray, & Dr. Ingrid Mattson

This course is based on the book, ‘Al-Muhaddithat: The Women Scholars in Islam’ by Shaykh Akram Nadwi and will be taught by the author himself. This book serves as an accessible English language introduction to the multi-voluminous biographical dictionary that has also been researched and compiled by Shaykh Akram. These female scholars and their legacies have been preserved within Islamic history in a number of ways and their presence attests to a tradition of learning throughout the centuries. As for hadith narrators, teachers, jurists, wives, mothers, and daughters, these women have contributed to the growth and development of the Muslim community on a social, moral, and intellectual level since the 7th century. They supported and were supported by others in such a manner that indicates a sense of mutual respect and cooperation. As Muslims today, we stand to benefit from these intentions and reciprocal values. Learning about these women and their context is “essential for a balanced appreciation of the role of women in Islamic society”.

Learning Objectives:

Learn about the changes in Islamic curricula studied by women over the centuries
Become acquainted with a number of prominent and lesser-known female scholars in Islam
Learn more about their lives, contributions and Islamic sciences studied
Gain a greater understanding of their historical contexts


Open to the general public


Date: Saturday 12 February 2022
Time: 10am – 3pm


One Day Only
Students: $30 (present Student ID and ticket)
General Admission: $50
Livestream: $40


640 W Irving Park Rd
Chicago , Illinois 60613 United States
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