Bent Rib: A Journey through Women's Issues in Islam is the result of the author's exploration of a number of issues surrounding Muslim women, especially those which critics of Islam use as ammunition. These are matters of concern to all Muslim women. Bent Rib examines several controversial topics such as domestic violence, female genital mutilation, polygon and the failure to educate women and girls, and points out the divergence between Islamic teaching and actual culturally-influenced practice. The problem is not Islam itself, but un-Islamic practices that are prevalent in many communities. This is a situation which has to be addressed honestly.