This is no ordinary discovery. It is set to rewrite the history of Muslims and humankind for ever. Never in the history of the world did women experience such empowerment, freedom, dignity and respect as was in the Islamic history. However this part of the history of Muslims has been long forgotten and largely unexplored. But not any more. Dr Mohammed Akram Nadwi has uncovered a large body of evidence to show that for a greater part of the Islamic history Muslim women were an integral part of Islamic scholarship and were deeply involved in the formation of the Sharia’h from the time of Prophet Muhammad until as recently as 200 years ago.