"Believing Women" in Islam: Unreading Patriarchal Interpretations of the Qur'an by Asma Barlas
English | June 15, 2002 | ISBN: 0292709048 | 273 Pages | PDF | 1 MB
Does Islam call for the oppression of women? Non-Muslims point to the subjugation of women that occurs in many Muslim countries, especially those that claim to be "Islamic," while many Muslims read the Qur'an in ways that seem to justify sexual oppression, inequality, and patriarchy. Taking a wholly different view, Asma Barlas develops a believer's reading of the Qur'an that demonstrates the radically egalitarian and antipatriarchal nature of its teachings.