Women in the Qur'an, Traditions and Interpretation / Edition 1

Women in the Qur'an, Traditions and Interpretation / Edition 1

by Barbara Freyer Stowasser
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195111486

ISBN-13: 9780195111484

Pub. Date: 07/28/1996

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Islamic ideas about women and their role in society spark considerable debate both in the Western world and in the Islamic world itself. Despite the popular attention surrounding Middle Eastern attitudes toward women, there has been little systematic study of the statements regarding women in the Qur'an. Stowasser fills the void with this study on the women of

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Islamic ideas about women and their role in society spark considerable debate both in the Western world and in the Islamic world itself. Despite the popular attention surrounding Middle Eastern attitudes toward women, there has been little systematic study of the statements regarding women in the Qur'an. Stowasser fills the void with this study on the women of Islamic sacred history. By telling their stories in Qur'an and interpretation, she introduces Islamic doctrine and its past and present socio-economic and political applications. Stowasser establishes the link between the female figure as cultural symbol, and Islamic self-perceptions from the beginning to the present time.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195111484
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
07/28/1996
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
216
Sales rank:
809,099
Product dimensions:
9.25(w) x 6.19(h) x 0.64(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction3
Pt. IWomen in Sacred History
1The Qur'an13
2The Chapter of Eve25
3The Women of Noah, Lot, and Abraham39
4The Chapter of Zulaykha50
5The Women in the Life of the Prophet Moses57
6The Chapter of Bilqis, Queen of Sheeba62
7The Chapter of Mary67
Pt. IIThe Prophet's Wives
8The Mothers of the Believers in the Qur'an85
9The Mothers of the Believers in the Hadith104
10Modern Muslim Interpretations119
Notes135
References189
Glossary195
Index201

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