An Analysis of Qaisra Shahraz’s The Holy Woman from Islamic Feminism Perspective


  • Dr. Marriam Bashir Assistant Professor, School of English, Faculty of Languages, Minhaj University Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
  • Dr. Barirah Nazir Lecturer, Department of English, University of Sargodha, Punjab, Pakistan
  • Bilal Asmat Cheema Lecturer, Department of English Language and Literature, Division of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Education, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan



Gender Roles, Holy Quran Islamic Feminism, Transformation


This present study aims to analyze issues encountered by women as depicted in Qaisra Shahraz’s The Holy Woman. The study investigates those gender stereotypes remaining within the ambit of a central character in the novel named Zari Bano in the light of Islamic feminism. The role transformation from demoralized to highly optimistic, demotivated to highly motivated, nonromantic to a romantic and many other shades have been critically assessed in the journey of this character during the research. The thorough analysis of the study helped to figure out the root causes of a general mindset about females, particularly relating to their rights of inheritance and marriage. The analysis concludes the most significant root cause depicted in the novel is the surrendering or sacrificing of their rights to their father, brother or husband. They do not raise their voices on the violation of their rights and tolerate all the ill-behaviors considering it as an obligation due to lack of moral support and awareness.





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Bashir, M., Nazir, B., & Asmat Cheema, B. (2022). An Analysis of Qaisra Shahraz’s The Holy Woman from Islamic Feminism Perspective. Pakistan Languages and Humanities Review, 6(2), 307–317.