Working at the intersection of Islamic Studies and Gender Studies, Dr. Sa'diyya Shaikh has a special interest in Sufism and its implications for Islamic feminism and feminist theory. She has previously published on issues of Muslim women and gender violence; feminist approaches to hadith and Quranic exegesis; contraception and abortion in Islam; theoretical debates on Islam and feminism; Sufism, Gender and Islamic law; and "Engaged Sufism". Currently she is completing a manuscript on gender and sexuality in the works of a 13th century Andalusian Sufi thinker, Ibn Arabi. She has also initiated an empirical research project that focuses on sexuality, marriage, and reproductive choices amongst South African Muslim women.
Recently Published Work
Shaiykh, Sadiyya. Sufi Narratives of Intimacy: Ibn’Arabi, Gender, and Sexuality. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 2012