Women and Islam – ​Editorial

Posted February 8, 2018 4:15 am by Editor

Women and Islam – ​Editorial

The image
shown on the cover of this issue is not an icon but illustrates a concept of
the sacred that is firmly rooted in Islam. The uniqueness of this Annunciation
lies in the presence of three figures: Gabriel, in the centre, turns to
Muhammad, who in turn is making a sign to his wife, Khadija. The woman who
appears here in the foreground has a central role in the traditional narrative
of the Prophet’s life: she is supposed to have taught him to trust in the angel
whose first apparitions had made him fear that he was out of his mind or
possessed. Unlike the angel who manifests

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