"Believing Women" in Islam: Unreading Patriarchal by Asma Barlas

By Asma Barlas

Does Islam demand the oppression of girls? Non-Muslims aspect to the subjugation of girls that happens in lots of Muslim international locations, particularly 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 unconditionally diversified view, Asma Barlas develops a believer's studying of the Qur'an that demonstrates the significantly egalitarian and anti-patriarchal nature of its teachings. starting with a historic research of non secular authority and information, Barlas indicates how Muslims got here to learn inequality and patriarchy into the Qur'an to justify latest spiritual and social buildings 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 numerous concerns for you 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 theorise radical sexual equality from in the framework of its teachings.
This new view takes readers into the center of Islamic teachings on ladies, gender, and patriarchy, permitting them to comprehend Islam via its so much sacred scripture, instead of via Muslim cultural practices or Western media stereotypes.

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