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The Scimitar and the Veil: Extraordinary Women of Islam

The Scimitar and the Veil: Extraordinary Women of Islam - Jennifer Heath This book is a good starting point to learn about the lives of different women throughout the history of Islam, as well as their individual and varying contributions. I liked that the author took the book into historical fiction at times by imagining conversations between some of the historical figures. There were a few instances where I was taken aback that caused me to speculate over the accuracy of the information presented (not including the aforementioned "fiction" portions). One such instance was the allusion to the Prophet possibly consuming alcohol; there was no cited evidence for this so I'm confused as to what the author was trying to say there...