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AbstractThis sole-authored introduction to the edited volume 'Women, Leadership, and Mosques: Changes in Contemporary Islamic Authority' surveys the literature on Islamic authority and leadership, presents a new approach to the study of Islamic authority, and explains why a study focused on female Islamic authority makes a significant contribution to scholarship on Islam and Muslim women.
Kalmbach, Hilary (2012) Islamic authority and the study of female religious leaders. In: Bano, Massouda and Kalmbach, Hilary (eds.) Women, leadership and mosques: changes in contemporary Islamic authority. Women and gender: the Middle East and the Islamic world (11). Brill, Leiden, pp. 1-27. ISBN 9789004211469