Download E-books "Believing Women" in Islam: Unreading Patriarchal Interpretations of the Qur'an PDF
By Asma Barlas
Does Islam demand the oppression of girls? Non-Muslims element to the subjugation of girls that happens in lots of Muslim international locations, specifically those who declare to be "Islamic," whereas many Muslims learn the Qur'an in ways in which appear to justify sexual oppression, inequality, and patriarchy. Taking a totally varied view, Asma Barlas develops a believer's examining of the Qur'an that demonstrates the substantially egalitarian and antipatriarchal nature of its teachings.
Beginning with a historic research of non secular authority and data, Barlas exhibits how Muslims got here to learn inequality and patriarchy into the Qur'an to justify current non secular and social constructions and demonstrates that the patriarchal meanings ascribed to the Qur'an are a functionality of who has learn it, how, and in what contexts. She is going directly to reread the Qur'an's place on quite a few matters with a view to argue that its teachings don't aid patriarchy. on the contrary, Barlas convincingly asserts that the Qur'an affirms the whole equality of the sexes, thereby providing a chance to theorize radical sexual equality from in the framework of its teachings. This new view takes readers into the center of Islamic teachings on girls, gender, and patriarchy, permitting them to comprehend Islam via its so much sacred scripture, instead of via Muslim cultural practices or Western media stereotypes.