Ms Butt was first inspired to write this book whilst she was training to become a barrister. She took a special interest in the status of women in Islam & learnt that the idea that Islam is oppressive against women is a myth. On the contrary, women are highly respected & enjoy a dignified role within Islamic culture. This led her to explore why there is a gap between reality & popular perceptions. Her search to find the answer led to the compilation of The Noble Woman.