Women in the Qur'an, Traditions, and Interpretation
Islamic ideas about women and their role in society spark considerable debate--both in the Western world, and in the Islamic world itself. Despite the popular attention surrounding Middle Eastern attitudes toward women, there has been little systematic study of the statements regarding women
in the Qur'an. Barbara Stowasser fills this void with this study on the women of Islamic sacred history.
Women and the Qur'an, Traditions, and Interpretation presents the Qur'anic revelations on female figures associated with God's prophets from Adam to Muhammad. Revealed narratives and legislation are then pursued through their medieval, modern, and contemporary interpretations. The theological
By telling the stories of the women of sacred history in Qur'an and interpretation, this book presents an introduction to past and present Islamic paradigms of doctrine and their socio-economic and political applications. Stowasser establishes the link between the female figures as cultural symbol,
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Muscogulus - LibraryThing
Very interesting scholarly work that opens up a vast area of Islamic sunna (traditions) and tafsir (interpretation) to Western readers. Of course it dispels the crude popular prejudice that Islam is inherently misogynistic. Read full review