Half of all the royal patrons for these institutions were also women. In Tunisiathe secular government has banned the use of the veil in its opposition to religious extremism. Islambouli was one of the first Syrian female physicians. She describes a free sex society in which both men and women could have multiple partners or could contract a monogamous relationship per their will. These symbols make it difficult to focus on other important issues, however Jarmakani states that because of this hypervisibility Arab feminists can take advantage of it.
Set in such historical context the Prophet can be seen as a figure who testified on behalf of women's rights.
Women in the Arab world
This use of the hijab " Daily Life in the Medieval Islamic World. Set in such historical context the Prophet can be seen as a figure who testified on behalf of women's rights. Through this silencing, Arab women are seen as incapable of defending themselves. She suggests that they lost many of their rights through ancient Greek and Roman law prior to the arrival of Islam and that these Greco-Roman constraints were retained under Islam.