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The Qur An Women And Modern Society

Author : Asgharali Engineer
ISBN : 1932705422
Genre : Religion
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Reinterprets divine injunctions from the Quran and traditional practices in Islam in light of the fundamental Islamic values of justice and equality on women's status. This work presents sociopolitical values and medieval social ethos as the origins of repressive practices, discussing controversial issues such as polygamy, and family planning.
Category: Religion

Qur An And Women

Author : Asma Lamrabet
ISBN : 1847740839
Genre : Religion
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A Muslim feminist seeks to reshape readings of the Qur an on women, from within, in this bold and liberating book."
Category: Religion

Women And Islam Images And Realities

Author : Haideh Moghissi
ISBN : 041532419X
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 90.57 MB
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This three-volume interdisciplinary collection is of use not only in Middle East studies but also in various other disciplines, including women's studies, political science, religion, cultural studies, sociology of gender and anthropology.The collection offers the most influential writings in the field by both renowned scholars as well as those by the new generation of scholars of Islam and gender and includes a wide variety of cases from Middle Eastern and Islamic societies. By including case-based articles, the collection highlights the clear links between concepts and theories and actual practices.Titles also available in this series include, Shamanism (March 2004, 3 volumes, 395) and the forthcoming titles Childhood (2005, 4 volumes, c.495), Gender (2005, 4 volumes, c.495) and Knowledge (2005, 4 volumes, c.495).
Category: Social Science

Women In The Quran Traditions And Interpretation

Author : Barbara Freyer Stowasser
ISBN : 0199853398
Genre : Qurʼan
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By telling the stories of women in Qur'an and interpretation, the author introduces Islamic doctrine and its past and present socio-economic and political applications. She establishes the link between the female figure as cultural symbol, and Islamic self-perceptions from the beginning to the present time.
Category: Qurʼan

Women S Rights The Quran And Islam

Author : Lisa Spray
ISBN : 0971481334
Genre : Political Science
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Written for Western readers by an American Muslim who gives a perceptive and personal look at women's rights in Islam. She relates her own struggles with inequity and their resolution. Includes stories of other women from around the world.
Category: Political Science

Women In Islam

Author : Nicholas Awde
ISBN : 0781810906
Genre : Religion
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"What does Islam really say about women? Much of the answer may be found in this collection of major references to women in the Qur'an and the Hadiths--the two holy writings on which Islamic legislation and social practice are based. The role of women in Islam is a growing area of study and this collection, drawing on the Sahih of al-Bukhari, fulfills the need for a definitive resource which gathers together all the significant source material on the subject and presents it in an accessible way. Comprehensively indexed, the topics covered include hygiene, divorce, marriage, sex and chastity, inheritance, and status and rights. Extensive notes help to explain the cultural background of the first Muslims, including short biographies of the women of the Prophet Muhammad's household. All this draws a vivid picture of the era in which they lived--at the same time revealing an intimate portrait of the Prophet himself--and reinforces the central position of women in the Revelation of Islam and its subsequent development up tp the present."--Publisher's website.
Category: Religion

Women In Classical Islamic Law

Author : Susan Ann Spectorsky
ISBN : 9789004174351
Genre : Social Science
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Drawing on legal and ad th texts from the formative and classical periods of Islamic legal history, this book offers an overview of the development of the questions prominent jurists asked and answered about women s issues. All assumed a woman would marry and thus the book concentrates on women s family life. The introduction establishes the historical framework within which the jurists worked. A chapter on Qur n verses devoted to women s lives is followed by chapters on marriage and divorce which compare the views of jurists during the formative period. The fourth chapter describes the evolution from the formative to the classical periods. The fifth uses material from both periods to describe the array of legal opinion about other aspects of women s lives in and outside their homes. Throughout, jurists opinions are juxtaposed with relevant quotations from contemporaneous ad th collections.
Category: Social Science

Qur An And Woman

Author : Amina Wadud
ISBN : 0198029438
Genre : Social Science
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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 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 women's 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.
Category: Social Science

Women In The Qur An Traditions And Interpretation

Author : Barbara Freyer Stowasser
ISBN : 9780199879694
Genre : Religion
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Islamic ideas about women and their role in society spark considerable debate both in the Western world and in the Islamic world itself. Despite the popular attention surrounding Middle Eastern attitudes toward women, there has been little systematic study of the statements regarding women in the Qur'an. Stowasser fills the void with this study on the women of Islamic sacred history. By telling their stories in Qur'an and interpretation, she introduces Islamic doctrine and its past and present socio-economic and political applications. Stowasser establishes the link between the female figure as cultural symbol, and Islamic self-perceptions from the beginning to the present time.
Category: Religion

The Quran And The Secular Mind

Author : Shabbir Akhtar
ISBN : 9781134072569
Genre : Philosophy
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This book is concerned with the rationality and plausibility of the Muslim faith and the Qur'an, and in particular how they can be interrogated and understood through Western analytical philosophy. It also explores how Islam can successfully engage with the challenges posed by secular thinking. The Quran and the Secular Mind will be of interest to students and scholars of Islamic philosophy, philosophy of religion, Middle East studies, and political Islam.
Category: Philosophy