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The Resource Qurʼan and woman : rereading the sacred text from a woman's perspective, Amina Wadud

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

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Qurʼan and woman : rereading the sacred text from a woman's perspective
Title
Qurʼan and woman
Title remainder
rereading the sacred text from a woman's perspective
Statement of responsibility
Amina Wadud
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This volume provides an interpretive reading of the Qu'ran by a woman, 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. The author 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. Despite much Qu'ranic evidence about the significance of women, gender reform in Muslim society has been stubbornly resisted. This 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 author argues that the Qu'ran does not prescribe one timeless and unchanging social structure for men and women; she maintains 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
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wadud, Amina
Dewey number
297.1/2283054
Index
index present
Intended audience
1300L
Intended audience source
Lexile
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • indexes
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women in the Qurʼan
  • Femmes dans le Coran
  • Theology
  • Women in the Qurʼan
  • Koran
  • Vrouwen
  • Frau
  • Soziologie
  • Theologie
  • Femmes dans le Coran
  • Frau
  • Soziologie
  • Theologie
Label
Qurʼan and woman : rereading the sacred text from a woman's perspective, Amina Wadud
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Revised edition of: Qurʼan and woman. Kuala Lumpur : Fajar Bakti, 1992
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 109-116) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: How perceptions of woman influence interpretation of the Qurʼan. -- In the beginning, man and woman were equal: human creation in the Qurʼan. -- The Qurʼanic view of woman in this world. -- The equity of recompense: the hereafter in the Qurʼan. -- Rights and roles of women: some controversies. -- Conclusion. -- Appendix: List of female characters mentioned in the Qurʼan
Control code
1593470
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
Second edition.
Extent
xxvi, 118 pages
Isbn
9780195128369
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
98049460
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780195128369
  • (OCoLC)40200207
Label
Qurʼan and woman : rereading the sacred text from a woman's perspective, Amina Wadud
Publication
Note
Revised edition of: Qurʼan and woman. Kuala Lumpur : Fajar Bakti, 1992
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 109-116) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: How perceptions of woman influence interpretation of the Qurʼan. -- In the beginning, man and woman were equal: human creation in the Qurʼan. -- The Qurʼanic view of woman in this world. -- The equity of recompense: the hereafter in the Qurʼan. -- Rights and roles of women: some controversies. -- Conclusion. -- Appendix: List of female characters mentioned in the Qurʼan
Control code
1593470
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
Second edition.
Extent
xxvi, 118 pages
Isbn
9780195128369
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
98049460
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780195128369
  • (OCoLC)40200207

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