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

ISBN-10: 0292709048
ISBN-13: 9780292709041
Edition: 2002
Authors: Asma Barlas
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Description: Non-Muslims point to the subjugation of women that occurs in Muslim countries, while many Muslims read the Qur'an in ways that seem to justify sexual oppression, inequality, and patriarchy. This text develops a reading that demonstrates the  More...

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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Publication date: 6/15/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.056
Language: English

Non-Muslims point to the subjugation of women that occurs in Muslim countries, while many Muslims read the Qur'an in ways that seem to justify sexual oppression, inequality, and patriarchy. This text develops a reading that demonstrates the egalitarian and anti-patriarchal nature of its teachings.

Preface
Acknowledgements
The Qur'an and Muslim Women: Reading Patriarchy, Reading Liberation
Texts and Textualities: The Qur'an, Tafs'ir, and Ah'adith
Intertextualities, Extratextual Contexts: The Sunnah, Shar'i''ah, and the State
The Patriarchal Imaginary of Father's: Divine Ontology and the Prophets
The Qur'an, Sex/Gender, and Sexuality: Sameness, Difference, Equality
The Family and Marriage: Retrieving the Qur'an's Egalitarianism
Postscript
Notes
Glossary
Select Bibliography
Index

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