A series of blogs on Hafsa bint Sirin (d. 100/800), a scholar of Qur’an, Hadith, and legal readings of the Qur’an, and a deeply pious worshipper. The blogs discuss how women’s stories over time have been transmitted and interpreted in such ways as to emphasize pious solitude rather than social or intellectual engagement.


Women’s Mosque Attendance

Hafsa’s Hadith

Women’s Withdrawal is Women’s Piety

Women’s Withdrawal in the Literature

My Story of Her Life 1

My Story of Her Life 2

My Story of Her Life 3