Believing Women in Islam: Unreading Patriarchal Interpretations of the Qur'an

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Believing Women in Islam: Unreading Patriarchal Interpretations of the Qur'an - Barlas, Asma
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Does Islam call for the oppression of women? Is women's inequality supported by the Qur'an? Do men have the exclusive right to interpret Islam's Holy Scripture? Non-Muslims point to the subjugation of women that occurs in many Muslim countries, while many Muslims read the Qur'an in ways that seem to justify sexual oppression, inequality and patriarchy. In this paradigm-shifting book, Asma Barlas argues that, far from supporting male privilege, the Qur'an actually encourages the full equality of women and men. Offering a ...

Believing Women in Islam: Unreading Patriarchal Interpretations of the Qur'an 2002, University of Texas Press, Austin, TX

ISBN-13: 9780292709041

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"Believing Women" in Islam: Unreading Patriarchal Interpretations of the Qur'an 2002, University of Texas Press, Austin, TX

ISBN-13: 9780292709034

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