✓ Download Believing Women in Islam Unreading Patriarchal Interpretations of the Qur an [PDF] By Asma Barlas

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Believing Women in Islam Unreading Patriarchal Interpretations of the Qur an
Does Islam call for the oppression of women Non Muslims point to the subjugation of women that occurs in many Muslim countries, especially those that claim to be Islamic, while many Muslims read the Qur an in ways that seem to justify sexual oppression, inequality, and patriarchy Taking a wholly different view, Asma Barlas develops a believer s reading of the Qur an th Does Islam call for the oppression of women Non Muslims point to the subjugation of women that occurs in many Muslim countries, especially those that claim to be Islamic, while many Muslims read the Qur an in ways that seem to justify sexual oppression, inequality, and patriarchy Taking a wholly different view, Asma Barlas develops a believer s reading of the Qur an that demonstrates the radically egalitarian and anti patriarchal nature of its teachings Beginning with a historical analysis of religious authority and knowledge, Barlas shows how Muslims came to read inequality and patriarchy into the Qur an to justify existing religious and social structures and demonstrates that the patriarchal meanings ascribed to the Qur an are a function of who has read it, how, and in what contexts She goes on to reread the Qur an s position on a variety of issues in order to argue that its teachings do not support patriarchy To the contrary, Barlas convincingly asserts that the Qur an affirms the complete equality of the sexes, thereby offering an opportunity to theorise radical sexual equality from within the framework of its teachings.This new view takes readers into the heart of Islamic teachings on women, gender, and patriarchy, allowing them to understand Islam through its most sacred scripture, rather than through Muslim cultural practices or Western media stereotypes
Title : Believing Women in Islam Unreading Patriarchal Interpretations of the Qur an
Pages : 254 pages
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Author :  Asma Barlas
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Language : English


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