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  • Qur'an and woman: rereading the sacred text from a woman's perspective by Amina Wadud

    The author of the book: Amina Wadud

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    Date of issue: June 10th 1999

    ISBN: 0195128362

    Page views: 5944

    Book Title: Qur'an and woman: rereading the sacred text from a woman's perspective

    Edition: Oxford University Press

    Last download: 13 days ago

    ISBN 13: 9780195128369



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Wadud focuses exclusively on how women are discussed & mentioned in the Qur'an - she dissects & analyzes the arabic words & terminology surrounding women, discusses grammatical structure & syntax, and uses the word Weltanschauung a lot (my new favorite word) - through her analysis she demonstrates that some 'conventional' understandings of women in the Qur'an are incorrect & problematic. While I enjoyed reading her work, I do think that it would have been improved by citations to more traditional scholars in support of her point of view - I was not impressed by the citations to Qutb (which there were a lot of) as I find his methodology problematic. Overall, I'm not a huge fan of the 'let's start from scratch' approach to interpretation that is so common amongst reformers (both progressive & reactive) & that is what Wadud is doing. It can lend itself to being manipulated in the other direction & ultimately fails to be convincing to the 'mainstream' traditional Muslim audience. So, while I liked her work, I don't think it would convince someone closed to a feminist perspective & its lack of anchoring in traditional Islamic sources also undercuts her legitimacy.



Reviews for the book Qur'an and woman: rereading the sacred text from a woman's perspective


ANNA
Good book!
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REUBEN
Very controversial Vpechalenija
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ALFIE
Not impressed
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BENJAMIN
The first review I put my soul in.
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ELSIE
From disgust to delight!
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