Qurʼan and woman : rereading the sacred text from a woman's perspective / Amina Wadud.

Author
Wadud, Amina [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Εdition
[Second edition].
Published/​Created
  • New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1999.
  • ©1999
Description
1 online resource (xxvi, 118 pages)

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Summary note
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.
Notes
Rev. ed. of: Qurʼan and woman. Kuala Lumpur : Fajar Bakti, 1992.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (p. 109-116) and index.
Language note
English
Contents
Contents; Preface; Preface to the First Edition; Acknowledgments; Glossary; Introduction: How Perceptions of Woman Influence Interpretation of the Qur'an; 1 In the Beginning, Man and Woman Were Equal: Human Creation in the Qur'an; 2 The Qur'anic View of Woman in This World; 3 The Equity of Recompense: The Hereafter in the Qur'an; 4 Rights and Roles of Women: Some Controversies; Conclusion; Appendix: List of Female Characters Mentioned in the Qur'an; Bibliography; Index
ISBN
  • 0-19-983947-6
  • 1-280-83113-8
  • 0-19-802943-8
OCLC
252662926
Hdl
  • 2027/heb04755
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