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Benjamin B. DeVan, Dale F. Eickelman, Abbas Jaffer, Bianca J. Smith, Charles C. Stewart, and Zahraa McDonald

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Islam and Women

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Subject Reference
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Religion, Social sciences, Sociology
8,884 words

...Loving God and Neighbor ( 2010 ). Muslim women themselves contribute significantly to popular religion in Europe and the Americas. Venetian Fatima Hatun née Beatrice Michiel converted to Islam and functioned as a viceroy of sorts for Venice and Constantinople in the 1500s. Tansu Penbe Ciller was Turkey's first female prime minister ( 1993–1996 ), and Kosovo elected Atifete Jahjaga in 2011. U.S. President Barack Obama appointed Dalia Mogahed to advise the White House Office of Faith Based Partnerships. The Dutch-Somali member of parliament ( 2003–2006 )...