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Monolithic interpretation of the Qur’an: revisiting selected verses on women

Khan, Mariya Seemin and Hashim, Rosnani (2015) Monolithic interpretation of the Qur’an: revisiting selected verses on women. Journal of Islam in Asia, 12 (2). pp. 241-261. ISSN 1823-0970

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Abstract

Numerous Qur’anic verses such as 2:187, 4:19, 4:34, 7:189, and 30:21 deal with and address women, inspiring positively that women have serious role to play in the development of society. But it seems interpretation of these verses have been influenced by male chauvinism. Most of the Muslim scholars, early as well as contemporary, have tried to prove on the basis of these verses inferiority of womenfolk. This paper represents a humble effort to reflect on the related verses with a view to deriving positive messages rather than negative. Keywords: Monolithic, the Qur’an, Muslim Scholars, Interpretation, Womenfolk.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 593/49858
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Education
Depositing User: Professor Rosnani Hashim
Date Deposited: 24 Mar 2016 13:20
Last Modified: 25 Jun 2018 08:34
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/49858

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