Women in the Qur'an

Women in the Qur'an
An Emancipatory Reading

by Asma Lamrabet

  • Publisher : Kube Publishing Ltd
  • Release : 2016-07-25
  • Pages : 212
  • ISBN : 184774091X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Today, the issue of Muslim women is held hostage between two perceptions: a conservative Islamic approach and a liberal Western approach. At the heart of this debate Muslim women are seeking to reclaim their right to speak in order to re-appropriate their own destinies, calling for the equality and liberation that is at the heart of the Qur'an. However, with few female commentators on the meaning of the Qur'an and an overreliance on the readings of the Qur'an compiled centuries ago this message is often lost. In this book Asma Lamrabet demands a rereading of the Qur'an by women that focuses on its spiritual and humanistic messages in order to alter the lived reality on the ground. By acknowledging the oppression of women, to different degrees, in social systems organized in the name of religion and also rejecting a perspective that seeks to promote Western values as the only means of liberating them, the author is able to define a new way. One in which their refusal to remain silent is an act of devotion and their demand for reform will lead to liberation. Asma Lamarbet is a pathologist in Avicenna Hospital, Rabat, Morocco. She is also an award-winning author of many articles and books tackling Islam and women's issues. Myriam Francois-Cerrah is a writer and broadcaster whose articles have been published in the Guardian, Salon, and elsewhere.

Women in the Qur'an, Traditions, and Interpretation

Women in the Qur'an, Traditions, and Interpretation
A Book

by Barbara Freyer Stowasser

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 1996-08-22
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN : 0199761833
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Islamic ideas about women and their role in society spark considerable debate both in the Western world and in the Islamic world itself. Despite the popular attention surrounding Middle Eastern attitudes toward women, there has been little systematic study of the statements regarding women in the Qur'an. Stowasser fills the void with this study on the women of Islamic sacred history. By telling their stories in Qur'an and interpretation, she introduces Islamic doctrine and its past and present socio-economic and political applications. Stowasser establishes the link between the female figure as cultural symbol, and Islamic self-perceptions from the beginning to the present time.

Qur'an and Woman

Qur'an and Woman
Rereading the Sacred Text from a Woman's Perspective

by Amina Wadud

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 1999-06-10
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN : 9780198029434
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Fourteen centuries of Islamic thought have produced a legacy of interpretive readings of the Qu'ran written almost entirely by men. Now, with Qu'ran and Woman, Amina Wadud provides a first interpretive reading by a woman, a reading which validates the female voice in the Qu'ran and brings it out of the shadows. Muslim progressives have long argued that it is not the religion but patriarchal interpretation and implementation of the Qu'ran that have kept women oppressed. For many, the way to reform is the reexamination and reinterpretation of religious texts. Qu'ran and Woman contributes a gender inclusive reading to one of the most fundamental disciplines in Islamic thought, Qu'ranic exegesis. Wadud breaks down specific texts and key words which have been used to limit women's public and private role, even to justify violence toward Muslim women, revealing that their original meaning and context defy such interpretations. What her analysis clarifies is the lack of gender bias, precedence, or prejudice in the essential language of the Qur'an. Despite much Qu'ranic evidence about the significance of women, gender reform in Muslim society has been stubbornly resisted. Wadud's reading of the Qu'ran confirms women's equality and constitutes legitimate grounds for contesting the unequal treatment that women have experienced historically and continue to experience legally in Muslim communities. The Qu'ran does not prescribe one timeless and unchanging social structure for men and women, Wadud argues lucidly, affirming that the Qu'ran holds greater possibilities for guiding human society to a more fulfilling and productive mutual collaboration between men and women than as yet attained by Muslims or non-Muslims.

Women and Gender in the Qur'an

Women and Gender in the Qur'an
A Book

by Celene Ibrahim

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release : 2020
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN : 0190063815
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Stories related to gendered social relations permeate the Qur'an, and nearly three hundred verses involve specific women or girls. These stories weave together theology and ethics to reinforce central Qur'anic ideas regarding submission to God and moral accountability. Women and Gender in the Qur'an outlines how women and girls - old, young, barren, fertile, chaste, profligate, reproachable, and saintly-enter Qur'anic sacred history and advance the Qur'an'soverarching didactic aims.

Women in Islam

Women in Islam
What the Qur'an and Sunnah Say

by Abdur Raheem Kidwai

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2020-09
  • Pages : 196
  • ISBN : 9781847741400
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A challenge to the liberal, cultural and traditional teachings about women in Islam. A compilation of quotations from the Qur'an and Hadith collections that address women specifically. Beautifully presented in a papercase.

Believing Women in Islam

Believing Women in Islam
Unreading Patriarchal Interpretations of the Qur'an

by Asma Barlas

  • Publisher : University of Texas Press
  • Release : 2009-09-15
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 0292782888
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Does Islam call for the oppression of women? Non-Muslims point to the subjugation of women that occurs in many Muslim countries, especially those that claim to be "Islamic," while many Muslims read the Qur'an in ways that seem to justify sexual oppression, inequality, and patriarchy. Taking a wholly different view, Asma Barlas develops a believer's reading of the Qur'an that demonstrates the radically egalitarian and antipatriarchal nature of its teachings. Beginning with a historical analysis of religious authority and knowledge, Barlas shows how Muslims came to read inequality and patriarchy into the Qur'an to justify existing religious and social structures and demonstrates that the patriarchal meanings ascribed to the Qur'an are a function of who has read it, how, and in what contexts. She goes on to reread the Qur'an's position on a variety of issues in order to argue that its teachings do not support patriarchy. To the contrary, Barlas convincingly asserts that the Qur'an affirms the complete equality of the sexes, thereby offering an opportunity to theorize radical sexual equality from within the framework of its teachings. This new view takes readers into the heart of Islamic teachings on women, gender, and patriarchy, allowing them to understand Islam through its most sacred scripture, rather than through Muslim cultural practices or Western media stereotypes.

Women and Men in the Qur’ān

Women and Men in the Qur’ān
A Book

by Asma Lamrabet

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2018-05-02
  • Pages : 195
  • ISBN : 3319787411
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book distinguishes Islam as a spiritual message from the sociopolitical context of its revelation. While the sacred text of the Quran reveals a clear empowerment of women and equality of believers, such spirit is barely reflected in the interpretations. Trapped between Western rhetoric that portrays them as submissive figures in desperate need of liberation, and centuries-old, parochial interpretations that have almost become part of the “sacred,” Muslim women are pressured and profoundly misunderstood. Asma Lamrabet laments this state of affairs and the inclination of both Muslims and non-Muslims to readily embrace flawed human interpretations that devalue women rather than remaining faithful to the meaning of the Sacred Text. Full of insight, this study carefully reads the Qur’an to arrive at its deeper spiritual teachings.

Women and Gender in Islam

Women and Gender in Islam
Historical Roots of a Modern Debate

by Leila Ahmed

  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release : 2021-03-16
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN : 0300258178
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A classic, pioneering account of the lives of women in Islamic history, republished for a new generation This pioneering study of the social and political lives of Muslim women has shaped a whole generation of scholarship. In it, Leila Ahmed explores the historical roots of contemporary debates, ambitiously surveying Islamic discourse on women from Arabia during the period in which Islam was founded to Iraq during the classical age to Egypt during the modern era. The book is now reissued as a Veritas paperback, with a new foreword by Kecia Ali situating the text in its scholarly context and explaining its enduring influence. “Ahmed’s book is a serious and independent-minded analysis of its subject, the best-informed, most sympathetic and reliable one that exists today.”—Edward W. Said “Destined to become a classic. . . . It gives [Muslim women] back our rightful place, at the center of our histories.”—Rana Kabbani, The Guardian

Women, the Recited Qur'an, and Islamic Music in Indonesia

Women, the Recited Qur'an, and Islamic Music in Indonesia
A Book

by Anne Rasmussen

  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release : 2010-08-23
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 0520947428
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Women, the Recited Qur'an, and Islamic Music in Contemporary Indonesia takes readers to the heart of religious musical praxis in Indonesia, home to the largest Muslim population in the world. Anne K. Rasmussen explores a rich public soundscape, where women recite the divine texts of the Qur'an, and where an extraordinary diversity of Arab-influenced Islamic musical styles and genres, also performed by women, flourishes. Based on unique and revealing ethnographic research beginning at the end of Suharto's "New Order" and continuing into the era of "Reformation," the book considers the powerful role of music in the expression of religious nationalism. In particular, it focuses on musical style, women's roles, and the ideological and aesthetic issues raised by the Indonesian style of recitation.

The Rights of Women in Islam

The Rights of Women in Islam
A Book

by Asgharali Engineer

  • Publisher : Sterling Publishers Pvt. Ltd
  • Release : 2008
  • Pages : 241
  • ISBN : 9788120739338
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Women's issues continue to dominate the Islamic world in particular, as there has been a very gradual change in the status of women in the Islamic world as a whole. This book covers various aspects relating to the status of women in the pre-Islamic period -- customs and -traditions, forms of marriage, divorce and forms of divorce, dower, traditions regarding slave-girls, and so on. It then goes on to deal with the status of women in the post-Islamic period -- the Qur'anic concept of women's rights in marriage, divorce, inheritance, custody of children, polygamy, maintenance, property, right to earn, etc. It quotes extensively from the Qur'an and Sunnah. It also deals with the Arab adaat, that is, pre-Islamic customs and traditions regarding women. Altogether, it attempts to arm Muslim women with Islamic arguments for their empowerment. The author, a renowned scholar, has sought to set the record straight by reinterpreting women's rights in the true Qur'anic spirit. He argues quite convincingly that the Holy Book gives equal rights to both the sexes, and it does not discriminate between them as regards personal, democratic and human rights. The question whether in a secular society Muslim personal law needs any change, and, if so, in which direction the reform should be undertaken is dealt with in detail. This third edition contains a chapter: 'On a Muslim Woman Leading the Congregational Prayer'. This chapter deals with the important aspect of Muslim women's problems and also hopes to further enhance their understanding of the Shari'ah issues.

The Position of Women in Islam

The Position of Women in Islam
A Progressive View

by Syed Mohammed Ali

  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Release : 2004-08-03
  • Pages : 150
  • ISBN : 0791460967
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Argues that Islamic law does not accord a lesser status to women and elaborates Muslim women's rights in a variety of areas.

Believing Women in Islam

Believing Women in Islam
A Brief Introduction

by Asma Barlas,David Raeburn Finn

  • Publisher : University of Texas Press
  • Release : 2019-01-16
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 147731590X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Is women’s inequality supported by the Qur’an? Do men have the exclusive right to interpret Islam’s holy scripture? In her best-selling book Believing Women in Islam: Unreading Patriarchal Interpretations of the Qur’an, Asma Barlas argues that, far from supporting male privilege, the Qur’an actually encourages the full equality of women and men. She explains why a handful of verses have been interpreted to favor men and shows how these same verses can be read in an egalitarian way that is fully supported by the text itself and compatible with the Qur’an’s message that it is complete and self-consistent. A Brief Introduction presents the arguments of Believing Women in a simplified way that will be accessible and inviting to general readers and undergraduate students. The authors focus primarily on the Qur’an’s teachings about women and patriarchy. They show how traditional teachings about women’s inferiority are not supported by the Qur’an but were products of patriarchal societies that used it to justify their existing religious and social structures. The authors’ hope is that by understanding how patriarchal traditionalists have come to exercise so much authority in today’s Islam, as well as by rereading some of the Qur’an’s most controversial verses, adherents of the faith will learn to question patriarchal dogma and see that an egalitarian reading of the Qur’an is equally possible and, for myriad reasons, more plausible.

The Blessed Model of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (sa) and the Caricatures

The Blessed Model of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (sa) and the Caricatures
Friday Sermons

by Mirza Masroor Ahmad

  • Publisher : Islam International
  • Release : 2006
  • Pages : 149
  • ISBN : 1853729132
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Inside the Gender Jihad

Inside the Gender Jihad
Women's Reform in Islam

by Amina Wadud

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2013-10-01
  • Pages : 325
  • ISBN : 178074451X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A world-renowned professor of Islamic studies, Amina Wadud has long been at the forefront of what she calls the 'gender jihad,' the struggle for justice for women within the global Islamic community. In 2005, she made international headlines when she helped to promote new traditions by leading the Muslim Friday prayer in New York City, provoking a firestorm of media controversy and kindling charges of blasphemy among conservative Muslims worldwide. In this provocative book, "Inside the Gender Jihad", Wadud brings a wealth of experience from the trenches of the jihad to make a passionate argument for gender inclusiveness in the Muslim world. Knitting together scrupulous scholarship with lessons drawn from her own experiences as a woman, she explores the array of issues facing Muslim women today, including social status, education, sexuality, and leadership. A major contribution to the debate on women and Islam, Amina Wadud's vision for changing the status of women within Islam is both revolutionary and urgent.

What The Koran Really Says

What The Koran Really Says
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Manas Publications
  • Release : 2006
  • Pages : 234
  • ISBN : 9788170493136
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Islam Has Worldwide Influence, And Even In The United States Is Experiencing A Period Of Unprecedented Growth. Islam And Its Sacred Book, The Koran, Have Been The Subject Of Voluminous Commentary And, Recently, Great Popular Interest; Yet It Has Rarely Received The Kind Of Objective Critical Scrutiny That Has Been Applied To The Texts Of The Bible For More Than A Century.Though Some Scholars Of Note Have Raised Crucial Questions About The Authenticity And Reliability Of The Koran And Muslim Tradition, Koranic Studies By And Large Have Failed To Take Advantage Of Critical Skeptical Methodologies. Today The Majority Of Interpreters Of Islam S Sacred Text Appear Content To Lie In The Procrustean Bed Prepared By Muslim Tradition More Than A Thousand Years Ago.

Women, Islam and Everyday Life

Women, Islam and Everyday Life
Renegotiating Polygamy in Indonesia

by Nina Nurmila

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2009-06-10
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN : 1134033702
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book examines Islam and women’s everyday life, focusing in particular on the highly controversial issue of polygamy. It discusses the competing interpretations of the Qur’anic verses that are at the heart of Muslim controversies over polygamy, with some groups believing that Islam enshrines polygamy as a male right, others seeing it as permitted but discouraged in favour of monogamy, and other groups arguing that Islam implicitly prohibits polygamy. Based on detailed fieldwork conducted in Indonesia, it provides an empirically-based account of women’s lived experiences in polygamous marriages, describing the different perceptions of the practice and strategies in dealing with it. It also considers the impact of changing public policy, in particular Indonesia’s 1974 Marriage Law which restricted the practice of polygamy. It shows that, in fact, this law has not resulted in widespread adherence, and considers how public policy could be modified to increase its effectiveness in affecting behaviour in everyday life. Overall, the book argues that polygamy has been a source of injustice towards women and children, that this is against Islamic teaching, and that a just Islamic law would need to call for the abolition of polygamy.

Feminist Edges of the Qur'an

Feminist Edges of the Qur'an
A Book

by Aysha A. Hidayatullah

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press (UK)
  • Release : 2014
  • Pages : 259
  • ISBN : 0199359571
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Aysha A. Hidayatullah offers the first comprehensive examination of contemporary feminist Qur'anic interpretation, exploring its dynamic challenges to Islamic tradition and contemporary Muslim views of the Qur'an. She analyzes major feminist readings of the Qur'an beginning in the latetwentieth century, synthesizing their common concepts and methods and revealing their vital part in the development of the nascent field of Qur'anic tafsir (exegesis). Hidayatullah contributes her own critical assessment of feminist ''impasses'' in the Qur'anic text and the field's appeals to the principles of equality and justice. She expands these observations into a radical critique of feminist approaches to the Qur'an, arguing that the feminist exegeticalendeavor has reached a point of irresolvable contradiction by making claims about the Qur'an that are not fully supported by the text. Hidayatullah outlines major challenges to the authority of feminist interpretations of the Qur'an and interrogates the feminist premises on which they have relied,questioning the viability of current strands of feminist Qur'anic interpretation and proposing a major revision of its exegetical positions. An innovative work of Muslim feminist theology, this volume offers an essential contribution to conversations about feminist tafsir and asking bold questions at the ''edge'' of Qur'anic interpretation.

Women in Sharīʼah (Islamic Law)

Women in Sharīʼah (Islamic Law)
A Book

by Abdur Rahman I. Doi

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1990
  • Pages : 217
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Women in Islam

Women in Islam
An Anthology from the Qu'ran and Hadith

by Nicholas Awde

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2013-10-18
  • Pages : 228
  • ISBN : 1136808213
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Collection of major references to women in the Quran and Hadiths, the two central Pillars of Islam on which Islamic legislation and social practice are based. Topics covered include Hygiene, Divorce, Marriage, Sex and Chastity, Inheritance, and Status and Rights.

Women and the Koran

Women and the Koran
The Status of Women in Islam

by Anwar Hekmat

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1997
  • Pages : 278
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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