Why Muslim Women are Re-interpreting the Qur`an and Hadith: A Transformative Scholarship-Activism
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Barazangi, Nimat Hafez
In order to challenge and transform the un-Islamic views of women as secondary in the structure of Muslim societies, women have retaken their principal role and reinterpreted the primary source of Islam, the Qur'an. As changes in the global political landscape were coupled with the Muslims' elevating the Prophetic tradition to the level of the Qur`an, Muslims women's scholarship-activism is progressing into more radical steps and they are declaring themselves as authority in Qur`anic and Prophetic sciences. Such transformative solutions represent the only hope for a meaningful reform in Muslim societies.
A Chapter in the Monograph: Feminism, Law and Religion. Edited by Marie A. Failinger, Hamline University School of Law, Elizabeth R. Schiltz and Susan J. Stabile, 2013: 257-280.
Ashgate Publishing series, Gender in Law, Culture and Society, 2013.
Muslim Women; Re-interpreting the Qur`an and Hadith; Scholarship-Activism; Law and Religion