Saturday, November 22, 2008

Searching for a feminist interpretation of the Qu'ran

My good friend /blogger African Sister and I are looking for a feminist interpretation of the Qu'ran. We believe in Ijtehad, but we also believe that women should be involved in the reinterpretation of the Qu'ran.

Please suggest articles/books or anything of use.

If not, we are going to consider writing one!


Optimist said...

Dr Laleh Bakhtiar translated the Quran. Al Jazeera wrote an article about her a while back, I do not have the link, but I am sure if you look up her name you will find more information on the subject matter.

Kizzie said...

interesting, thanks for your comment!

Donzi said...

Dr. Abla El Kahlawy , she is very big on the subject.

Ivo Serentha and Friends said...

Greetings from Italy, good luck

hello, Marlow

Ammar said...


Bader Ladjemi said...

Tahar Haddad is a major arab islamic feminist and syndicalist from the tewentieth century.

Val said...

Women shaping Islam:Reading the Qu'ran in Indonesia by Pieternella van Doorn-Harder.

Qu'ran and Women:Re-reading the sacred text from a woman's perspective by Amina Wadud

Muslim Students of Towson University said...

The misinterpretation of the Quran has encouraged some Muslim men to do major harm to Muslim women. Cultural ignorance is also involved in this. Allah sought to open us up to success and some people are hell-bent on shrinking us into jahliyah.

A socio-politically conscious TAFSEER of the Quran directly from the Arabic to English is being published by Imam Al Asi. He is very aware of the evils of Muslims in chauvinism, political despotism, and fanatical nitpicking of the Deen.

If im attracted to your blog because of its content than I believe you will remember this. Peace and Blessings