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Believing women in Islam : a brief introduction

Author: Asma Barlas; David Raeburn Finn
Publisher: Austin : University of Texas Press, 2019. ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Asma Barlas; David Raeburn Finn
ISBN: 9781477315880 1477315888
OCLC Number: 1031342363
Description: xiii, 103 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Interpreting scripture : a core dispute --
The Qur'an : God's remedy for an imperfect humanity --
Patriarchal readings of the Qur'an --
Methods and revelation --
Patriarchy --
Equality and difference --
Family, marriage, and equality --
Critical dilemmas in interpreting the Qur'an.
Responsibility: Asma Barlas, David Raeburn Finn.

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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." --

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