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Gender and Muslim Constructions of Exegetical Authority : a Rereading of the Classical Genre of Qur ān Commentary.

Author: Aisha Geissinger
Publisher: Leiden : BRILL, 2015.
Series: Islamic history and civilization.
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In Gender and Muslim Constructions of Exegetical Authority, Aisha Geissinger examines quotations of exegetical materials attributed to female figures in classical Sunnī Quran commentaries, and analyses their significance within the pre-modern genre of tafsīr.
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Geissinger, Aisha.
Gender and Muslim Constructions of Exegetical Authority : A Rereading of the Classical Genre of Qur ān Commentary.
Leiden : BRILL, ©2015
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Aisha Geissinger
ISBN: 9789004294448 9004294449
OCLC Number: 1048928427
Notes: Chapter 5 Constructing the Abode of the Mothers of the Believers: Gendered Exegetical Gazes.
Description: 1 online resource (331 pages)
Contents: Acknowledgments; List of Journal Abbreviations; Introduction: The Classical Genre of Quran Commentary, Exegetical Authority, and Gender; Chapter 1 Constructions of Gender in Pre-modern Quran Commentaries; 1 What is a Mukhannath? Gender in Late Antiquity; 2 Gender in Quran Commentaries from the Formative and Medieval Periods; 2.1 Q 4:1-"And We created you from a single soul . . ."; 2.2 Q 4:34-"Men are in charge of women . . ."; 2.3 Q 43:18-"Someone who is brought up amongst trinkets . . ."; 3 Gender, Authority and the Wives of Muḥammad. 3.1 Q 33:6-". . . as his wives are their mothers . . ."3.2 Q 33:34-"Remember what is recited in your homes . . ."; Chapter 2 From Unwitting Source to Quran Commentator: Gender and Early Transhistorical Exegetical Communities; 1 Transhistorical Exegetical Communities; 2 Gender and Exegesis in the Second/Eighth Century; 2.1 Āthār-Based Exegetical Works; 2.1.1 The Tafsīr Sufyān al-Thawrī; 2.1.2 The Jāmi of Abdallāh b. Wahb; 2.1.3 The Tafsīr Abd al-Razzāq; 2.1.4 The Tafsīr Mujāhid b. Jabr, as transmitted by Ādam b. Abī Iyās. 2.2 Material Attributed to Women in Linguistically-Focused Exegetical Works2.2.1 The Majāz al-Quran of Abū Ubayda; 2.2.2 The Ma ānī l-Qur ān of al-Farrā ; 2.2.3 The Ma ānī l-Qur ān of al-Akhfash; 2.3 The Tafsīr Yaḥyā b. Sallām; Chapter 3 Negotiating Interpretive Authority in Second/Eighth and Early Third/Ninth Century Exegesis: Shifting Historical Contexts; 1 Female Figures as Vehicles for Debating Hermeneutics; 1.1 A Continuum of Interpretive Intentionality; 1.1.1 Entirely Unwitting Sources: Female Poets and Anonymous Speakers. 1.1.2 Witting, Unwitting, or Somewhere in Between?: Female Sources of Āthār and Ḥadīths1.1.3 Apparently Witting: Female Sources of Quranic Readings; 1.1.4 Constructing Wittingness: Controversy Traditions and Hierarchization Traditions; 2 Post-Companion Female Sources of Exegetical Materials; Chapter 4 Ḥadīth, Hermeneutics and Gender in the Third/Ninth and Fourth/Tenth Centuries; 1 Ḥadīth Compilers and Quranic Exegesis: A Gendered Intervention; 1.1 The Tafsīr Chapter of al-Bukhārī; 1.2 A Note on the Tafsīr Chapter of Muslim; 1.3 The Tafsīr Chapter of al-Tirmidhī. 1.4 The Tafsīr Chapter of al-Nasā ī1.5 The Tafsīr Chapter of al-Ḥākim al-Naysābūrī; 2 From Prominence to Pre-eminence: Ā isha as a Source; 2.1 Women as Sources of Ḥadīths on Theological-Exegetical Topics; 2.2 Women as Sources of Narrative; 2.3 Women as Sources of Theo-Political Traditions; 2.4 Women as Sources of Legal Materials; 2.5 Women as Sources of Eschatological and Pietistic Traditions; 2.6 Women as Sources of Variant Readings; 2.7 Women as Sources of merit-of-sūra Traditions; 3 Tafsīr as ḥadīth Narration?; 4 Afterword: Ḥadīth as Tafsīr's Shadow.
Series Title: Islamic history and civilization.

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In Gender and Muslim Constructions of Exegetical Authority, Aisha Geissinger examines quotations of exegetical materials attributed to female figures in classical Sunnī Quran commentaries, and analyses their significance within the pre-modern genre of tafsīr.

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