Muslim Girls’ Education in Ottoman Istanbul

“Girls Are Also People of the Holy Qur’an”

In this podcast, Jun Akiba discusses his article “Girls Are Also People of the Holy Qur’an”, publibshed in Hawwa

The article focuses on Muslim girls’ education in Ottoman Istanbul during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Through the extensive use of archival and narrative sources, Akiba demonstrates that girls in pre-Tanzimat Istanbul enjoyed ample opportunities for elementary education.