WOMEN AND GENDER IN THE QUR’AN

WOMEN AND GENDER IN THE QUR’AN

Islamic Thought and Sources

WOMEN AND GENDER IN THE QUR’AN

Author(s): Celene Ibrahim

Reviewed by: Shahrul Hussain, Ibn Rushd Centre of Excellence for Islamic Research, Birmingham, UK

 

Review

In this book the author attempts to analyse the Qur’anic depictions of women’s political agency, public voice, and other such themes. She aims to do this with sensitivity due to the importance of these topics in a devotional context. This book is much about modern feminism as it is an attempt to understand women and gender in the Qur’an. The question of the status of women in Islam has long been a source of debate and contention in the study of feminism in general, and the so-called Muslim feminism in particular. This author explores these through the debates about sex, sexuality and gender in the Qur’an. The background for the discussion of these topics is female exegetical scholarship.


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