Women of Mecca/Makkah, 15th century from biography books.
What is it about?
The article is about women in their ordinary and non-ordinary roles. Women scholars in the Mamlukid period of 15th century Makkah/Mecca, the cradle of Islam, modern Saudi Arabia. Using biography books as a first hand source.
Why is it important?
This article is giving the voice to women who were considered for so long, silent and absent. Women were in fact part of the scientific and intellectual scene not only in Makkah, the heart of Islamic world, but elsewhere as well.
The following have contributed to this page: Dr Hatoon A. AL FASSI