Women In The Qur’an
An Emancipatory Reading
By Asma Lamrabet
Translator : Myriam Francois-Cerrah
Paperback 212 Pages
ISBN : 9780993516610
First Published in England By Square View
Distributed By : Kube Publishing, UK
About The Book
A MUSLIM WOMAN SEEKS TO ENCOURAGE FEMININE READINGS OF THE QUR'AN IN THIS BOLD AND LIBERATING BOOK.
Today, the issue of Muslim women is held hostage between two perceptions: a conservative Islamic approach and a liberal Western approach.
At the heart of this debate Muslim women are seeking to reclaim their right to speak in order to re-appropriate their own destinies, calling for the equality and liberation that is at the heart of the Qur'an.
Nevertheless, recent developments mean that at the heart of this intellectual effervescence, Muslim women are seeking to reclaim their right to speak in order to re-appropriate their own destinies.
Indeed, today many female Muslim intellectuals living in Muslim societies and in the West, are questioning a number of negative preconceptions surrounding these issues.
Table of contents
- – Introducing the author
- – Foreword
- – A meeting with very different Muslim women…
- – Thanks
- – What kind of liberation are we speaking off?
- – In the very beginning…
First part – When the Qur'an speaks about women
- – A story of all women
- – Balkis, Queen of Sheba, a democratic queen
- – Sarah and Hagar, emblems of monotheism
- – Zulaykha or forbidden love
- – Umm Musa and Asiah, free women
- – The daughter of Shu’ayb and the meeting with Musa?
- – Maryam, the favourite
- – Maryam, a link between Christians and Muslims
- – The birth of Maryam
- – Maryam’s spiritual retreat
- – Revelation and annunciation
- – The birth of ‘Isa and all the struggles
- – Maryam and her son, a ‘sign’ for the worlds
Second part – When the Qur'an speaks to women
- – The language of the Qur'an, a masculine language?
- – When the Qur'an responds to female demands
- – The mubahalah or when the Qur'an encourages women to social participation
- – The muhajirat or the female political refugees
- – The mubayi’at or women’s political engagement
- – Al-Mujadilah, when God listens to women’s concerns
- – And the other verses?
- – Polygamy
- – Testimony
- – Inheritance
- – Hit them…?
- – Islam or the story of an aborted women’s revolution
- – Bibliography
About The Author
Originally from Rabat (Morocco), Asma Lamrabet is currently working as a pathologist in Avicenna Hospital. For many years, she had been a volunteer doctor in public hospitals in Spain and Latin America, mainly in Santiago de Chile and Mexico.
Accordingly, she has been involved in reflecting on women's issues in Islam for many years. She also delivered many lectures on this topic at various conferences all over the world. In this regard, she focuses on rereading Holy Scriptures from a feminist perspective.
She was also the coordinator of a research and reflection group on Muslim women and intercultural dialogue in Rabat-Morocco.
She was appointed the president of GIERFI (International Group of Studies and Reflection on Women and Islam) in 2008 located in Barcelona.
Asma Lamrabet has been the Director of Studies and Research Centre on Women's Issues in Islam of Rabita Mohammadia des Ulemas located in Rabat, Morocco since 2011.
She is also the author of many articles tackling Islam and women's issues, as well as other numerous books.
About The Translator
Myriam Francois-Cerrah is a broadcaster at TRT World and a writer for a number of outlets including the New Statesman and Middle East Eye. She is a Research Associate at SOAS Centre of Islamic Studies and a PhD researcher at Oxford university.
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