Why Muslim Women are Re-Interpreting the Qur'an: A Transformative Scholarship Activism

Posted: 8 Jun 2011

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Date Written: Sept 16, 2010

Abstract

Muslim women all over the world have been mostly viewed as secondary and/or complementary in the structure of Muslim societies. In order to challenge and transform these un-Islamic views, women needed to retake their principal role and reinterpret the primary source of Islam, the Qur'an. In doing so during the past two decades, some American Muslim women, including myself, are transforming the conventional understanding of Islam in the hope to implement a fundamental aspect of the social justice contract between Muslims and Islam. Indeed, Muslim women are challenging the unwarranted authority, the hijacked Islamic authority by Muslim men, and moving toward accomplishing the comprehensive human rights for themselves.

Suggested Citation

Barazangi, Nimat H., Why Muslim Women are Re-Interpreting the Qur'an: A Transformative Scholarship Activism (Sept 16, 2010). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1859597

Nimat H. Barazangi (Contact Author)

Cornell University ( email )

120 Simsbury Dr.
Ithaca, NY 14850
United States

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