Qur'an and Woman Rereading the Sacred Text from a Woman's Perspective
Edition: 2nd 1999 (Revised)
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Description: 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 womens 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.
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List price: $19.99
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/10/1999
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Dr Amina Wadud is professor of Islamic Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University. She is author of the influential Qur'an and Woman: Rereading the Sacred Text from a Woman's Perspective.
|Preface to the First Edition|
|Glossary of Select Arabic Terms|
|Introduction How Perceptions of Woman Influence Interpretation of the Qur'An|
|In the Beginning, Man and Woman Were Equal: Human Creation in the Qur'An|
|The Qur'Anic View of Woman in This World|
|The Equity of Recompense: The Hereafter in the Qur'An|
|Rights and Roles of Woman: Some Controversies|