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Qurʼan and woman : rereading the sacred text from a woman's perspective

Author: Amina Wadud
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : [2nd ed.]View all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Wadud, Amina.
Qurʼan and woman.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1999
(DLC) 98049460
(OCoLC)40200207
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Amina Wadud
ISBN: 9780198029434 0198029438
OCLC Number: 252662926
Language Note: In English.
Description: 1 online resource (xxvi, 118 pages)
Contents: Introduction: How perceptions of woman influence interpretation of the Qurʼan. --
In the beginning, man and woman were equal: human creation in the Qurʼan. --
The Qurʼanic view of woman in this world. --
The equity of recompense: the hereafter in the Qurʼan. --
Rights and roles of women: some controversies. --
Conclusion. --
Appendix: List of female characters mentioned in the Qurʼan.
Responsibility: Amina Wadud.

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The first pro-faith attempt by a Muslim woman to present a comprehensive, female-inclusive reading of the "Qu'ran", the sacred Islamic text.  Read more...

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"Excellent study. Important for cross-cultural women's studies."--Sr.Martha Ann Kirk, University of the Incarnate Word

 
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