Essay Prompt: During the long nineteenth century, the Middle East underwent important transformations. Discuss the ways in which the nineteenth century transformations affected the lives of women and gender relations in the Middle East. In what ways did their lives improve? What challenges did they face? You must cite and discuss specific examples.
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Instructions for Essay: (DUE April 26 at 11:59 pm PCT)
– 6 to 7 pages, 12 pt font (Times New Roman)
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1page outline needed by 2pm and 6pages essay
During this period, women had a recognized social standing and were allowed to hold property, evidenced by the immense wealth held by Khadija, which she used in the service of Islam. According to Tucker (1993), this position of women in Islamic society was also evident in Ottoman women. Tucker (1993) references the study done by Fanny Davis on the lives and activities of elite Ottoman women. For instance, women within the Sultan’s harim not only used various ways to acquire wealth but also used this wealth to construct buildings of social value such as Mosques, schools, fountains, and hospitals. These women relied on Islamic law to exert their influence in society (Tucker, 1993). Specifically, Islamic law provided women with property security, thereby granting them an absolute right to invest the property they acquired via bridal payments, inheritance, or gifts in income-generating activities (Tucker, 1993). By investing in these activities, the women grew their wealth and subsequently used it for good works such as funding the construction of social value buildings.