Believing Women in Islam

For this revised edition of Believing Women in Islam, Asma Barlas has written two new chapters—“Abraham’s Sacrifice in the Qur’an” and “Secular/Feminism and the Qur’an”—as well as a new preface, an extended discussion of ...

Believing Women in Islam

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 antipatriarchal 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 theorize 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. For this revised edition of Believing Women in Islam, Asma Barlas has written two new chapters—“Abraham’s Sacrifice in the Qur’an” and “Secular/Feminism and the Qur’an”—as well as a new preface, an extended discussion of the Qur’an’s “wife-beating” verse and of men’s presumed role as women’s guardians, and other updates throughout the book.

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Believing Women in Islam
Language: en
Pages: 316
Authors: Asma Barlas
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-01-16 - Publisher: University of Texas Press

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,
Believing Women In Islam: Unreading Patriarchal Interpretations Of The Qur'an Edition
Language: en
Pages: 270
Authors: Asma Barlas
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004-01-01 - Publisher:

Description: A significant contribution to a new genre of scholarship, this book takes readers into the very heart of Islamic teachings on women, gender and patriarchy, allowing them to understand Islam through its most sacred scripture rather than through cultural practices or Western media stereotypes. Serious and well researched, this
Believing Women in Islam
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Asma Barlas, David Raeburn Finn
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-01-16 - Publisher: University of Texas Press

Is women’s inequality supported by the Qur’an? Do men have the exclusive right to interpret Islam’s holy scripture? In her best-selling book Believing Women in Islam: Unreading Patriarchal Interpretations of the Qur’an, Asma Barlas argues that, far from supporting male privilege, the Qur’an actually encourages the full equality of women
The Rights of Women in Islam
Language: en
Pages: 241
Authors: Asgharali Engineer
Categories: Muslim women
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008 - Publisher: Sterling Publishers Pvt. Ltd

Women's issues continue to dominate the Islamic world in particular, as there has been a very gradual change in the status of women in the Islamic world as a whole. This book covers various aspects relating to the status of women in the pre-Islamic period -- customs and -traditions, forms
Status of Women in Islam
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Yusuf Al-Hajj Ahmad
Categories: Muslim women
Type: BOOK - Published: 1994 - Publisher: Darussalam Publishers

‘Status of Women in Islam’ is part of a book series by Yusuf Al-Hajj Ahmad. The series focuses on at addressing those matters of life and religion, which are essential in facilitating a woman’s role as a mother, teacher and nurturer. After “Encyclopedia of Islamic Jurisprudence Concerning Muslim Women” this