Women Inspired By The Beloved is a series of ten lectures by Dr Hesham Al-Awadi, presented on 10 CDs, that surveys the history of great Muslim women from the time of the Prophet Muhammad (SAW) right through to the present day and is the follow-up title to Children Around The Prophet (SAW). The listener is taken on a truly fascinating journey of discovery exploring the role women played in different communities across the Islamic world.
This is not ‘another’ narrative on the biographies of Muslim women, but a very detailed and selected insight into ‘unique’ women: those who made a difference within their families, communities and nations. Wise women, influential women, and even oppressed women who all strove to establish the way of God. Without understanding their contribution and impact, the history of past Muslim achievements would be incomplete.
This CD set is a must for anyone who wishes to grasp the Islamic values and principles that underpinned, inspired and motivated women from all walks of life.
Some comments by attendees of the lecture series:
"Indeed histories of women are mentioned in all Islamic books, but this gave me a snapshot of the interesting and empowering women that Islam produced"
"I have never in all the lectures I have heard, come across a lecturer who encourages and captures the attention of the audience so well and that draws the narration closer to reality as has Dr Hesham. This was truly an inspiration."
CD 1: WOMEN WITHIN THE PROPHETIC SOCIETY
CD 2: ENERGY
CD 3: TRANSFORMATION
CD 4: CONNECTION
CD 5: WOMEN THAT MADE MEN
CD 6: SUCCESS
CD 7: IMPACT
CD 8: EXCEL
CD 9: AMBITIONS AND ASPIRATIONS
CD 10: LOVE
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Dr. Hesham Al-Awadi was born in Kuwait and educated in the United Kingdom. He completed his BA, MA, MPhil and PhD. in the field of Middle Eastern Politics and History, in various British universities including the University of Cambridge. He also has a Diploma in Islamic Studies from the Institute of Islamic Studies, Cairo where among the main topics of study were hadith, tafseer, fiqh and history. He is the author of numerous books and is presently Assistant Lecturer of History and International Studies at the American University of Kuwait. Among the subjects he teaches are ‘History of the Islamic World’ and ‘Islam in the modern World’.
His audio works to date include: The four Great Imams; The life of Imam Bukhari, and Children around the Prophet (SAW).