Why Muslim Women are Re-Interpreting the Qur'An and Hadith: A Transformative Scholarship-Activism

Monograph: Feminism, Law and Religion. Edited by Marie A. Failinger, Hamline University School of Law, Elizabeth R. Schiltz and Susan J. Stabile. Ashgate, 2013: 257-280

24 Pages Posted: 17 Jan 2015 Last revised: 23 Jan 2016

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Date Written: 2013

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.

Keywords: Muslim women, reinterpretation of the Qur`an, challenging conventional understanding of Islam

Suggested Citation

Barazangi, Nimat H., Why Muslim Women are Re-Interpreting the Qur'An and Hadith: A Transformative Scholarship-Activism (2013). Monograph: Feminism, Law and Religion. Edited by Marie A. Failinger, Hamline University School of Law, Elizabeth R. Schiltz and Susan J. Stabile. Ashgate, 2013: 257-280. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2551036

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